Source: Ruslan Provodnikov-Lucas Matthysse Clash Official for Los Angeles on March 28

By C.J. Tuttle Jan 23, 2015
Ruslan Provodnikov will meet Lucas Matthysse in Los Angeles on March 28.

Sources close to the situation informed of the bout on Friday. The fight will likely take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., but an official venue has not yet been determined.

Provodnikov, 31, (24-3, 17 KOs) has bounced back from losses against Timothy Bradley Jr. and Chris Algieri by defeating Mike Alvarado and Jose Luis Castillo. Earlier this week a report from noted that the Russian was awaiting a potential bout with Manny Pacquiao, but the deal did not come to fruition.

Matthysse, 32, (36-3, 34 KOs) has won two consecutive bouts since dropping a unanimous decision to Danny Garcia. The Argentinian has since knocked out both John Molina and Roberto Ortiz. Matthysse’s bout with Molina is widely regarded as one of the best of 2014.


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