Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO's) took a majority decision victory over “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KO”s)
Provodnikov was cut badly in round two from an accidental headbutt. Matthysse targeted the eye but Provodnikov walked through every shot.
Provodnikov came back later in the round with some solid combinations and landed some furious shots to Matthysse's head.
Matthysse had a nice bounce back round five as he landed some hard jabs to the face of an oncoming Provodnikov.
The two waged a final flurry in round twelve and it was Matthysse the former WBC champion won via majority decision with scores of 115-113 twice and 114-114.
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