The clash, which is already being billed as a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate, is guaranteed to have fans on the edge of their seats when the light-welterweight knockout kings go at it in a battle which has the makings of a modern day classic.
April 18th will undoubtedly be a night to remember on BoxNation with live and exclusive coverage of two further amazing fight cards with Liverpool’s Derry Matthews in his first world title fight against the slick Richard Abril, before last year’s ‘Fighter of the Year’ Terence Crawford challenges Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO light-welterweight world title.
The back-to-back live action will start from 7pm BST, with Matthews kicking-off an incredible lineup on BoxNation before Argentine bruiser Matthysse and Siberian sensation Provodnikov do battle Stateside, with Crawford and Dulorme topping off a truly monster night.
Matthysse has knocked out 34 of his 40 opponents, but won’t have it all his own way when he goes up against a former champion in Provodnikov who carries an equally formidable reputation having laid out 17 opponents in his 24 wins.
Furthermore, from across the pond, BoxNation will give subscribers another glimpse of a man tipped to become one of the very best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, when Ricky Burns’ conqueror Crawford looks to become a two-weight world champion.
The unbeaten Omaha, Nebraska native, who has grown a large and loyal following in his hometown, will be up against the dangerous and skilful Cuban Dulorme who will be looking to fulfil his enormous potential.
BoxNation continues to lead the way with the very best fights both domestically and internationally and April 18th is set to be another bumper night of thrilling live action on the world’s best dedicated boxing channel.
Matthews hunt for a world title in front of his home fans in Liverpool will certainly get the juices flowing, with Crawford out to continue his remarkable journey, but it is the whirlwind matchup between Matthysse and Provodnikov which will be looking to steal the show.
“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.
“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’.”
“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 clamouring for since these warriors were last in action, and Golden Boy Promotions is proud to deliver it to the fans worldwide.”
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