Matthysse-Provodnikov to rumble on April 18
- Updated: February 27, 2015
In what may be a potential Fight of the Year candidate, based off the all-action style of both fighters, Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov will go to war on April 18 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.
“I only want the biggest fights against the best fighters and this fight between Provodnikov and I will surely be ‘Fight of the Year’,” said Lucas Matthysse of his upcoming bout with Ruslan Provodnikov, set for April 18 as the main event of an HBO broadcast.
“Provodnikov is a warrior that never stops throwing punches and his style suits me very well. I’m confident that I will win, and since Danny Garcia doesn’t want to fight me again, this fight will prove that I am one of the best fighters in the world.”
“I’m glad that this fight is finally done,” said Ruslan Provodnikov.
“This is the fight I have been waiting for a long time. I think that this fight will be nominated for either ‘Fight of the Year’ or ‘Knockout of the Year’.”
Tickets to the fight are already on sale ($75, $50, $35, $25) and are going fast.
“One-punch knockout power. Lightning-fast action. A likely world title shot to the winner – this bout has ‘Fight of the Year’ written all over it,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions.
“This is a fight that fans have been clamoring for since these warriors were last in action, and Golden Boy Promotions is proud to deliver it to the fans worldwide.”