By Rick Reeno & Steve Kim
Sources with knowledge of the details have advised BoxingScene.com that a split-site HBO televised doubleheader is being planned for April 18th. The location and venue has not being finalized for either location.
In one location, former WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (25-0, 17KOs) will move up in weight and makes his junior welterweight debut, against Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14KOs). Dulorme was last seen in action back in December, winning a split decision over Hank Lundy. Crawford dominated Raymundo Beltran over twelve rounds in November.
On the other end, a junior welterweight explosion between Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17KOs) and Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 34KOs). The fight was initially targeted for March 28th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. But, the venue was already reserved for a Haymon Boxing event, and the influential adviser/manager, Al Haymon, had no intention of letting the date go.