Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Matthysse vs Provodnikov?
Lucas Martin Matthysse beat Ruslan Provodnikov by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 18th April 2015 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona.
The scorecards were announced as 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 in favor of winner Lucas Martin Matthysse.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
Matthysse vs Provodnikov stats
Lucas Martin Matthysse stepped into the ring with a record of 36 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 34 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ruslan Provodnikov made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Matthysse had a large advantage in power over Provodnikov, boosting at 94% knock out percentage over Provodnikov's 71%.
Lucas Martin Matthysse was the older man by 2 years, at 39 years old.
Matthysse had a height advantage of 1 inch over Provodnikov. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Lucas Martin Matthysse & Ruslan Provodnikov fought out of an orthodox stance.
Matthysse was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 2 years and 5 months earlier than Provodnikov, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 196 to Provodnikov's 181.
Matthysse's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Matthysse vs Provodnikov?
Lucas Martin Matthysse was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Ruslan Provodnikov made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.