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Mike is a much better boxer. In great shape too.

Posted July 25, 2013 6:11 pm 

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Rocky Balboa vs. Ivan Drago — only at Jr. WW.

I’ll put my money on Rocky every time, but this could be one hell of a close fight. Mike’s just gotta box like a scientist from the outside, keep moving, and stay away from Provo’s power. I think Mike has more power than Bradley, so let’s see how swollen Provo’s face can get before he loses some vision.

Posted July 23, 2013 3:30 pm 


The Russian remakes Rocky III using Mike …..RUN MIKE RUN

Posted July 23, 2013 9:40 am 


Is going to be a sad day for Karl Marx and Russia aka USSR.

Posted July 23, 2013 1:30 am 


This would be at 140 not 147 right? Based on light WW

Posted July 22, 2013 9:41 pm 

Euro Box

A beating awaits Alvarado.

Posted July 22, 2013 9:00 pm 


I will be shocked if mike wins this one.

Posted July 22, 2013 8:53 pm 



The Russian will knock this kid around hard…..after all he did KO Bradley on his feet….WOW

Posted July 22, 2013 8:38 pm 


The Tumo….you cracking me up talking about that boyz head like that fool….LMAO…Yeah his head was in longer than any other part he had to come out feet first and the head was a month after the feet

Posted July 22, 2013 8:36 pm 


Ruslan wins by TKO at worst.

Posted July 22, 2013 7:25 pm 


This pundit says…, “Provodnikov still fought well for his limited talent”

Right…so limited — but not as limited as this pundit’s.

At least Provo can punch … what is your forte?

Posted July 22, 2013 5:57 pm 


provodnikov was robbed in his first loss. can’t wait to see this one.

Posted July 22, 2013 5:15 pm 


Better watch out Mike. This guy hits Hard.

Posted July 22, 2013 12:01 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

Toss up fight…

Posted July 22, 2013 11:25 am 

E in Denver

This author doesn’t even attempt to be balanced. This writer notes Alvarado’s tendency to swell while ignoring Provodnikov’s. The man looked like the elephant man after 12 rounds with a fairly light puncher. Granted Bradley’s big head is to blame for some of that. Rios isn’t an explosive puncher but he throws short, hard, shots that inflict damage. In any case this is going to be a fun fight to watch.

Posted July 22, 2013 10:40 am 


well if Ruslan learned from his last fight ,he should beat Alvarado.

Posted July 22, 2013 10:21 am 

te tumbo

Ruslan’s head looked like it had become stuck in a hornet’s nest following his life-and-death struggle v. the featherpunching Bradley. i would not doubt that Alvarado starts out this bout by testing Provodnikov’s chin and jaw. i don’t think he’ll have to do much more than that. Alvarado is a punishing puncher with KO power in both fists. he’ll box and PUNCH his way to a KO win v. Ruslan. Mikey’s simply a bit too much for Provodnikov at this point. Hell(?!), Alvarado was deemed a bit too much for Pacquiao*, which is why they targeted the loser between Rios and Alvarado and no corner examines potential matchmaking scenarios more carefully than Team Punkuiao*. Provodnikov enjoyed success v. a tough fighter who couldn’t take him out. that won’t be the situation v. Alvarado.

Posted July 22, 2013 9:43 am 


Even if Alvarado wins, he’ll come out of it all puffy-faced and bleeding. Provo’s a monster in the ring; he’ll take a piece out of Mike. This’ll be a very exciting contest.

Posted July 22, 2013 8:34 am 


very disrespectful for alverado to address ruslan in this fashion come fight night he will pay

Posted July 22, 2013 7:57 am 

el matador

Bradley landed.alot of shots.on ruslan look at rulans face after the fight if Bradley had any power he could have stopped him thats the reason im giving mike the edge cuz mike could bang and box but of course im not taking away nothing fron ruslan hes a beast

Posted July 22, 2013 3:50 am 


Both guys are entertaining to watch and its a 50/50 fight with the slight edge going to Mike if he stays away from trying to bang with Prov. Unlike Bradley, Mike can bang a little bit though himself, but Prov is quite good at cutting off the ring so at some stage will force Mike to go toe to toe. Either way its going to be fan friendly..

Posted July 22, 2013 1:41 am 


“Alvarado’s chin is too shaky”, I didn’t know Alvarado’s chin was shaky. True he got stopped in the 7th or 8th round by Rios after taking hundreds of thunderous blows. If either one of them had a shaky chin, they wouldn’t have made it past 2 rounds of that fight! Nevertheless, I think Alvarado will out box Ruslan for a close decision win.

Posted July 22, 2013 1:19 am 

Gonzo the Insane that Lives in a Mental Institution in the UK

The Russian Provodnikov is definitely going to KO the loudmouth American. The Americans can’t even complete in professional boxing without all their PEDS and steroids.

They should really put me in a straight jacket with a metal Hannibal Lecter mask. I still can’t believe that this place lets me out of my padded cell to use a computer with internet every day. Little do the doctors and orderlies know that I’m the best poster in ESB history and have way over 100 million points by now! My loyal ESB fan base of several thousand readers just can’t stand when I’m away, and wouldn’t know what to do with their lives if I were to be banned.

I am #1 … LOL!!!!

Posted July 22, 2013 1:11 am 


I think that this will be closer than people think. Bradley was lucky to get past R Prov, . I also think R Prov will learn from his mistake against Bradley and put them away when he has the chance. R Prov by TKO late in the fight.

Posted July 22, 2013 12:17 am 


I’m not sure he’s gonna ash him up. With the way he started boxing Rios it looked more like running the way he was moving around the ring. If he fights like that against Ruslan, especially the way Ruslan fought against Bradley, that may cost him

Posted July 22, 2013 12:07 am 


Mike is a bad ass but that Russian is a FN MONSTER…..RUN MIKE

Posted July 22, 2013 12:00 am 


It’s gonna be a great fight. I can’t wait.

Posted July 21, 2013 11:54 pm 

Squard Circling Big Mouth Nothing Lion King of the Beat street fame

Oh man is Mike going to smash you up REAL TALK ing!

Posted July 21, 2013 11:35 pm 

Squard Circling Big Mouth Nothing

Mike is going to smash this fool!

Posted July 21, 2013 11:33 pm 

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