So you wanna be a f*cking fighter?
Well, then, you might want to reconsider after watching highlights of the brutal 140-pound scrap between Lucas Matthysse vs. Ruslan Provodnikov, which took place last night (Sat., April 18, 2015) on HBO Boxing inside Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York.
In the end, Matthysse would head back to Argentina with a majority decision after 12 grueling rounds. He would jump out to an early lead, maintain it in the middle rounds and then hang on for dear life as the Russian clubber did everything in his power to steal it late.
However, it was a matter of too little, too late for Provodnikov.
He simply absorbed too much punishment, including an eye-splitting head butt, to mount a meaningful comeback. It wasn't for lack of effort, though. Not even close. In fact, he almost finished Matthysse with a crushing shot in round 11 that even he admitted had him in trouble.
Rematch, anyone? Seems like a no-brainer.
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