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Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KOs) is a come forward slugger who can punch through a brick wall, which is why his upcoming clash with Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 34 KOs) promises to be a fight of the year candidate. That would give Provodnikov his second such honor.
Provodinkov’s fight-to-the-death battle with Timothy Bradley in March 2013 was overwhelmingly considered the fight of the year for 2013.
The fact that Matthysse likes to give it as much he can take it makes this an intriguing matchup. When he looks across and sees the Argentine Machine standing in the other corner of the ring, Provodnikov may think he is looking at a spitting image of himself.
Read on for the three keys to victory for Ruslan Provodnikov.