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On the Move: MaxBoxing World Rankings 7-28-15

By Derek Bonnett: One of the most consistent aspects of professional boxing is erratic scoring. Not every bad scoring job yields a victory to the wrong fighter, but a controversial winner certainly gets boxing aficionados fired up to critique the work of a judge. This weekend, like so many, saw three judges in unison deliver a poor verdict to the wrong fighter, screwing over a rising prospect. It almost could have been predicted. Prior to his bout with Yuniesky Gonzalez, Jean Pascal was pretty On the Move: MaxBoxing World Rankings 7-28-15

Kovalev demolishes Mohammedi in three rounds

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © David Spagnolo, Main Events): Coming off the biggest victory of his career, an eighth round stoppage of former champion Jean Pascal four months ago, WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev admitted that staying focused against 50-1 underdog Nadjib Mohammedi was a challenge. In the end it made no difference, as Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) stopped Mohammedi (37-4, 23 KOs) in round three Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events... Kovalev demolishes Mohammedi in three rounds

“Stay Busy” – Sergey Kovalev vs. Nadjib Mohammedi

By Allan Cerf (Photo © David Spagnolo, Main Events): It’s difficult for your author to believe that this “stay busy” fight needs to happen; that said, it should be a lot of fun as all fights ending in KO/TKO are…and this brawl is virtually certain to end with one boxer unable to continue. Guess which one... Nadjib Mohammedi stepped up in class against Nathan Cleverly, the once-hyped Welsh fighter with a college degree in mathematics and lost. Cleverly himself took on Sergey Kovalev just under 2 “Stay Busy” – Sergey Kovalev vs. Nadjib Mohammedi

Down goes Price

By John J. Raspanti: After the fall, the six-foot, eight-inch giant stood in his corner with a dazed expression on his face, tears rolling down his cheeks. David Price had been knocked out in a professional boxing match for the third time in two years. His plunge had been swift and dramatic. Only three years ago, Price, of Liverpool, ENG. appeared to be on his way to a shot at the heavyweight championship of the world. ESPN had named him prospect of the year. His amateur background... Down goes Price

The Barbershop – July 22nd, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Happy Wednesday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s)... The Barbershop – July 22nd, 2015

Ask Gerry Cooney – July 20th, 2015

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,”... Ask Gerry Cooney – July 20th, 2015

Chavez Jr. defeats Reyes

(Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): EL PASO, TEXAS – Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. earned a unanimous decision (97-92, 98-91, 96-93) over Marcos Reyes in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday in front of 9,245 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Reyes was the more active fighter – he doubled Chavez’s output – but simply couldn’t hurt his larger opponent. Following a loss at light heavyweight last April, Chavez decided to attempt to campaign at super middleweight... Chavez Jr. defeats Reyes

Saying goodbye to the LA Sports Arena

By John J. Raspanti: After recently covering the Mauricio Herrera vs. Hank Lundy fight at the LA Sports Arena, I wandered into the deserted square where the work crew was breaking down the ring. First the turnbuckle came down, followed by the ropes and the ring posts until all that remained was a platform with a blue canvas. It didn’t take long to bring it all down. In a few months, the entire building will follow to make way for a new structure. Fifty-six years of sports... Saying goodbye to the LA Sports Arena

The Barbershop – July 15th, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Happy Wednesday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s)... The Barbershop – July 15th, 2015
The Barbershop – July 13th, 2015

The Barbershop – July 13th, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you... The Barbershop – July 13th, 2015

"One-Time" is no one-hit wonder

By Jason Gonzalez: Tampa, FL-- Keith Thurman’s homecoming was a huge success. Thurman, who is regarded by many as the heir to throne once Floyd Mayweather retires, had to dig deep in order to overcome adversity halfway into his scrap with former world champion Luis Collazo. The Brooklyn southpaw, nearly upended Thurman, via a vicious body assault that nearly prompted the champion to take a knee. But besides looking shaky in the 5th round, Thurman dominated the fight en route... "One-Time" is no one-hit wonder

Herrera defeats Lundy by technical decision

By John J. Raspanti at ringside (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): Snakebite Mauricio Herrera (23-5, 7 KOs) captured the NABF junior welterweight title by majority technical decision over a disgruntled Hank Lundy (25-5, 12 KOs) at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California Saturday night. Referee Jack Reiss halted the contest near the end of round five--due to a bad cut around Herrera’s right eye. An accidental head butt in the opening round had done the damage... Herrera defeats Lundy by technical decision

Maurico ''El Maestro'' Herrera gets Top-Billing on Saturday Night

Article and photo by German Villasenor: In what will most likely be the last boxing card ever at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, Riverside, California’s own, Mauricio ’’El Maestro’’ Herrera (21-5, 7KOs) will be closing the curtain on the venue. The former WBA Super lightweight title-holder takes on a game ’’Hammering’’ Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) in the Golden Boy promoted 10-round super lightweight main event bout for the vacant NABF 140 Lb. S Maurico ''El Maestro'' Herrera gets Top-Billing on Saturday Night

Learning to appreciate Tim Bradley

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): "The toughest fight that I probably ever had was against Timothy Bradley...toughest fight of my life. Dude is just a monster...it was a high-paced fight and I just never forgot it." - Andre Ward on FightHype. Timothy Bradley has engaged in 35 professional prize fights. He’s lost once. Bradley, who was born in Cathedral City, California, is not super quick or outrageously flashy... Learning to appreciate Tim Bradley

Ask Gerry Cooney – July 3rd, 2015

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy “The Commish” Gordon, former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission... Ask Gerry Cooney – July 3rd, 2015

The Barbershop – July 1st, 2015

By Allan Scotto Happy Wednesday fans! (And Canada’s Day!) Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s)... The Barbershop – July 1st, 2015

Ask Gerry Cooney – June 30th, 2015

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy “The Commish” Gordon, former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission... Ask Gerry Cooney – June 30th, 2015

Bradley hangs on to win unanimous decision over Vargas

By John J. Raspanti (Photo © German Villasenor, MaxBoxing): It’s been 20 months since two-division world champion Timothy Bradley has been victorious in a boxing match. Bradley returned to his winning ways Saturday night by winning a 12 unanimous decision over Jessie Vargas at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The scores were 116-112, 117-111 and 115-112. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing.com had Bradley winning by a tally of 116-112... Bradley hangs on to win unanimous decision over Vargas

The Barbershop – June 27th, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Happy Saturday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s)... The Barbershop – June 27th, 2015

Andre Ward shines in return, Adrien Broner a dud

By John J. Raspanti: Away from the place he calls his "office" for the past 19 months, Andre Ward returned to work last Saturday night with a dominant performance by stopping overmatched Paul Smith at The Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Prior to his appearance, 31-year-old Ward had been stuck in legal hell with his former promoter, the late Dan Goossen. Ward wanted out of his contract. Both sides pointed fingers. Ward sued, and lost. His career sat in limbo... Andre Ward shines in return, Adrien Broner a dud

Ward returns, stops Smith in round nine

By John J. Raspanti: Out of the ring 19 months, WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) made a triumphant return by stopping overmatched Paul Smith (35-6, 20 KOs) in round nine at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. Saturday night. Ward utilized his left jab in the first two rounds while Smith was content to follow. The 2004 Olympic gold medalist began to open up in rounds three and four... Ward returns, stops Smith in round nine

Rising Mendez faces Lopez in important 10 rounder

By John J. Raspanti: Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (18-2, 9 KOs) returns to the ring for the third time this year when he faces David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-15-1, 25 KOs) June 26 at the Salinas Storm House in Salinas, California. Mendez turned professional in 2009. He was victorious in his first two bouts, but lost his third. Learning on the job, Mendez worked with trainer Virgil Hunter and sparred with super middleweight champion Andre Ward. It was obvious that Mendez had talent, but was raw Rising Mendez faces Lopez in important 10 rounder

The Barbershop – June 18th, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Happy Thursday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s): Well, it took Deontay Wilder nine rounds to get Eric Molina out of there and he got rocked in the process... The Barbershop – June 18th, 2015

Ready to make a point: Andre Ward returns to the ring

By John J. Raspanti: “But GGG is like all punchers. That’s why with a guy like GGG, -- you have to show them, and by the time they figure it out, guess what? Fight’s over." - Andre Ward. In 2004, Andre Ward surprised many by capturing the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Ward debuted as a professional a year later when he beat Chris Molina. In 2008, he defeated Jerson Ravelo to win NABO super middleweight title. There were whispers about the strength of Ward’s chin and. Ready to make a point: Andre Ward returns to the ring

Wilder KO's Molina

(Photo © Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 14, 2015) – In the first title fight in the state of Alabama, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs), had to work harder than expected before dismantling Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-3, 17 KOs) with a ninth round knockout Saturday night in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® live on SHOWTIME... Wilder KO's Molina

Lara pitches a 12 round shutout over Rodriguez

By John J. Raspanti: Talented WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (21-2, 12 KOs) regained his title for the third time by dominating game Delvin Rodriguez (28-8-4, 16 KOs) over 12 rounds Friday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. All three judges scored the fight 120-107 for Lara, who also floored Rodriguez in round six. Rodriguez wasn’t expected to give Lara much of a fight, but he tried everything he could think of against his skilled opponent... Lara pitches a 12 round shutout over Rodriguez

HARD DOG BITES: Hunter's Stock Drops & Broner's Dubious Career Arc

By Blake Chavez: Virgil Hunter usually comes off as a cool customer, but in the second half of Amir Khan’s fight vs Chris Algieri, the Bay Area hipster trainer was literally sweating bullets while begging his charge to dig to Algieri’s body. He pleaded with Amir to stay in close when the going got tough, and to avoid running. Interesting to see Hunter in what appeared to be sheer panic-mode. It’s a good thing that Amir followed his own instincts and boxed his way to the win to HARD DOG BITES: Hunter's Stock Drops & Broner's Dubious Career Arc
Garcia Vacates WBC Junior Welterweight title

Garcia Vacates WBC Junior Welterweight title

Danny Garcia has relinquish his WBC junior welterweight title. Garcia’a weight situation forced his decision move up to 147lbs. However, Garcia had not ruled out a return to 140lbs at a later date. Garcia Vacates WBC Junior Welterweight title

The Barbershop – June 9th, 2015

Happy Tuesday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s)... The Barbershop – June 9th, 2015

Can Rodriguez surprise Lara on June 12?

By John J. Raspanti: "You can’t box a boxer. You’ve got to fight him." - Delvin Rodriguez. Veteran battler Delvin Rodriguez is hoping WBA super middleweight champion Erislandy Lara has been underestimating him leading up to their June 12 fight at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. “They’re expecting a really easy fight,” Rodriguez told this writer on the phone a few weeks ago. “For me that’s an advantage. I want the element of surprise”... Can Rodriguez surprise Lara on June 12?

Velez Takes on Ramirez on LA FIGHT CLUB This Thursday Night

By German Villasenor: Jason Velez who holds the USNBC, interim WBO AND WBC Silver Featherweight straps will be facing Mexico’s Daniel ’’Huracan’’ Ramirez (11-2, 5KOs) this Thursday evening in the Golden Boy Promotion’s LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater in Downtown L.A.. The undefeated Caguas, Puerto Rican, Jason Velez, 22-0-1 with 16KOs is coming off his biggest performance to date, a draw against the hard-as-nails and highly regarded IBF Featherweight Velez Takes on Ramirez on LA FIGHT CLUB This Thursday Night
The Barbershop – June 4th, 2015

The Barbershop – June 4th, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Happy Thursday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related... The Barbershop – June 4th, 2015

For the love of boxing: Chuck Williams

By John J. Raspanti: There are many characters floating around the boxing world. It doesn’t take a Sherlock Holmes to spot the good ones. One such as Chuck Williams. When I first spotted him a few years ago in Las Vegas, his stocky build and commanding presence reminded me of the late great actor James Cagney. Even the way he told a story brought the pugnacious Cagney to mind. Oh yeah, and he’s Irish. For most of his 81 years, Williams has dedicated himself to boxing, whether in the amateur For the love of boxing: Chuck Williams

Amir Khan wins 12 round decision over game Chris Algieri

By John J. Raspanti: With his rumored dream fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the line, former two-time champion Amir Khan did just enough to win a hard fought 12 round unanimous decision over boxer turned brawler Chris Algieri at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Scores were 117-111 (twice) and 115-113. Maxboxing.com and Doghouseboxing had Khan winning the bout by a 115-113 score. The fight started fast... Amir Khan wins 12 round decision over game Chris Algieri

The Barbershop – May 28th, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Happy Thursday fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s)... The Barbershop – May 28th, 2015

The rise of Jack Johnson

By John J. Raspanti: Of all the books written on legendary former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, none have been able to give the boxing fan an account of Johnson’s early fights from varying points of view. Until now. Adam Pollack’s seventh book, In the Ring with Jack Johnson, Part 1: The Rise is a not only a richly detailed narrative of Johnson’s early career, but a history lesson of the times. Pollack is also able to peek inside the psyche of Johnson—revealing an ambitious and dedicated... The rise of Jack Johnson

DeGale floors Dirrell twice, wins IBF world title

By John J. Raspanti: James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) became the first British Olympic gold medalist to capture a world championship by winning a 12 round unanimous decision over Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) Saturday afternoon at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. The scores were 114-112 (twice) and 117-109 for the new champion. Maxboxing.com and Doghouseboxing also had DeGale winning the fight by a 114-112 tally... DeGale floors Dirrell twice, wins IBF world title

A force to be reckoned with: "Chocolatito" Gonzalez

By John J. Raspanti: When he stepped through the ropes last Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, CA., Roman Gonzalez was still something of a mystery. Though undefeated in 42 fights, with 36 knockouts, the native of Managua, Nicaragua’s career was more “Invisible Man" than the "Incredible Hulk". His fight against former light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa would be only his fourth in the United States. It was being televised on HBO Championship Boxing--as the lead in for middleweight A force to be reckoned with: "Chocolatito" Gonzalez

The Barbershop – May 21, 2015

By Allan Scotto: Welcome to this week’s edition of “The Barbershop,” a column designed to give you a forum to speak your mind about our question(s) of the week or any boxing-related issue you would like to comment on. We welcome and appreciate your participation, so take a minute; scroll down and leave your comment below. Now on to today’s question(s): Well, to no one’s surprise, Gennady Golovkin made short work of Willie Monroe. But, he did get hit quite a bit on his way to victory... The Barbershop – May 21, 2015

The 48th Farce - When Boxing Sells Itself Short

By Jason Petock (Photo © Esther Lin / SHOWTIME): Boxing writers, "experts," pundits, journalists, bloggers or whatever else they are calling themselves these days really ate their words when considering and even contemplating the recent fiasco between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. The main players are familiars so I’m not adding the colorful nicknames or records even at this point. We all know who they are. And we also know what a mess fans were subjected to on that PPV... The 48th Farce - When Boxing Sells Itself Short

“FAR FROM OVER”

By Allan Scotto: “I am down, but I am far from over!” So goes a line from the chorus of Frank Stallone’s number one smash appropriately entitled, “Far From Over.” Well, in today’s world of boxing, one might think that Stallone was singing about Chris Algieri, who is scheduled to fight Amir Khan on May 29th at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. On social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, or any of the other forms of mass communication out there, it almost seems that Chris Algieri... “FAR FROM OVER”
Ask Gerry Cooney – May 14th, 2015

Ask Gerry Cooney – May 14th, 2015

Compiled by Allan Scotto: Hey, fans! Welcome to “Ask Gerry Cooney,” where you get to ask former heavyweight contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney any boxing-related question you’d like. Your questions for Gerry’s review will be featured at Maxboxing.com every week. Each week, Gerry will answer as many of your questions as he can on the Sirius XM radio show “Friday Night at The Fights,” which Gerry co-hosts with Randy “The Commish” Gordon, former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission... Ask Gerry Cooney – May 14th, 2015

Mingling with pugilistic legends: The West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame

By John J. Raspanti: A hush fell over the crowd as the man with the white mustache made his way into the bar. As he stopped near a table, with his wife at his side, a group of admirers crowded around him, eager to shake his hand and take a snapshot. He obliged. I couldn’t help myself either. I had wanted to meet Danny Lopez for years. His wife, Bonnie, was kind enough to take a picture of us. I’ll cherish it forever... Mingling with pugilistic legends: The West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame

Alvarez ices Kirkland in explosive battle

By John J. Raspanti Photo © Ed Mulholland, Golden Boy via Getty Images: All it took was a little over eight minutes, but man was it fun getting there. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) brutally knocked out James “The Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) in round three at the Minute Maid Stadium in Houston, TX Saturday night, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. As expected, Kirkland, a southpaw, took it to Alvarez seconds into the match. He pushed the redhead into the ropes and landed Alvarez ices Kirkland in explosive battle

Canelo Alvarez faces dangerous James Kirkland May 9

By John J. Raspanti: It’s easy to forget that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who meets heavy-handed James Kirkland this Saturday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, is only 24 years old. But, in a sense, he’s a veteran since he was 15 when he started boxing. Alvarez sports a gaudy record of 44 wins and one defeat. That loss was to the best fighter of his generation, Floyd Mayweather. Kirkland is a powerful southpaw with 28 knockouts in his 31 wins. The only blemish on his record came a Canelo Alvarez faces dangerous James Kirkland May 9

Gesta and Molina meet at the crossroads

By John J. Raspanti: A boxing career is all about moving forward. A setback can be devastating, especially nowadays when one loss can seriously damage a fighter’ aspirations. On April 30, at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA, Mercito Gesta (28-1, 16 KOs) will meet Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) in what is arguably the most important fight of their respective careers. A glance at Gesta’s record shows a bid for lightweight championship honors in 2012. It would be easy to consider that Gesta and Molina meet at the crossroads

Mayweather and Pacquiao play point, counter point

By John J. Raspanti: Each day the “Fight of the 21stCentury” between undefeated Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao inches closer. The bout has been talked about for over five years. On social media, fans argue 24-7 on who’s going to win. They discuss possible scenarios. Many of the discussions turn personal and nasty. Since the fight was announced, Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) and Pacquiao (56-5, 38 KOs) have also been debating the finer points of their match. That makes sense. They’re Mayweather and Pacquiao play point, counter point

Down but not out, Mike Jimenez rises to face his toughest test

By John J. Raspanti: A few weeks ago at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IND, undefeated super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez tasted the canvas for the second time in his undefeated boxing career. Normally this would be bad thing, but Jimenez turned a potential disaster into a positive. In the first round, Jimenez was mixing it up with heavy-handed journeyman Kevin Engel. But something was missing. He didn’t feel sharp. He was doing pretty well until a straight right dropped him. He was Down but not out, Mike Jimenez rises to face his toughest test

Matthysse edges Provodnikov in thrilling 12 rounder

By John J. Raspanti: In an old fashioned brawl, Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) survived some rocky moments to win a 12 round majority decision over super tough Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs) at the Turning Stone and Casino in Verona, New York. The scores were 114-114 and 115-113 (twice) for Matthysse. Maxboxing and Doghouseboxing judged Matthysse the winner by a 115-113 tally... Matthysse edges Provodnikov in thrilling 12 rounder

Matthysee and Provodnikov prepare to go to war

By John J. Raspanti: “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” Lucas Matthysee has knocked out 34 of 36 opponents. Ruslan Provodnikov has scored 17 knockouts in his 24 wins. Former champions Matthysee and Provodnikov will meet this Saturday night at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, in one of the most eagerly anticipated matches this year. Both men are looking forward to testing themselves against each other... Matthysee and Provodnikov prepare to go to war
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