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Lucas Matthysse vs. Ruslan Provodnikov | Preview & Prediction

Matthysse vs. Provodnikov Press Conference (16)
Photo by Golden Boy Promotions

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a brawl on our hands. On occasions such as these I would normally say, “It’s time to separate the men from the boys,” but in this case we have two men that have been gravely tested in their careers. So it’s time to separate the man from the greater man.

This Saturday, April 11, 2015, Ruslan Provodnikov takes on Lucas Matthysse in a bout scheduled for an epic 12 rounds of war. Folks, this is about as even of a matchup as you’re going to get these days, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself on the fence about who to pick. You might, however, anticipate that this fight will end in a knockout.

If you have ever wondered what happens when a fighter comes face-to-face with himself, this will answer your question. Provodnikov and Matthysse are two fighters cut from the same cloth, which is why them facing each other is a match made in Verona.

What we are about to witness just might be a Fight of the Year candidate, or winner. So grab some popcorn (if you can stomach it)—there will be blood.

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