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Alvarado vs. Provodnikov

Mike Alvarado Bows Down to Ruslan Provodnikov

Saturday night Mike Alvarado felt good. Why shouldn't he? He was in front of his hometown fans at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Denver, Colorado. He was feeling very confidant and ready to give the 29 yr old Ruslan Provodnikov a boxing lesson. He was eager to tee off on the head of this straight forward Russian from Beryozovo. He watched Timothy Bradley win a tough fight against Ruslan. He also [...]

Who next for sensational slugger Ruslan Provodnikov?

The look on Russian warrior Ruslan Provodnikov’s face said it all. Moments after he’d taken all the fight out of the tough and gutsy Mike Alvarado, Provodnikov, blood trickling down his swollen face, let loose with his emotions. Proud to be a world champion, stating afterwards what it means to him to be “a world champion like Leonard and Duran,” Provodnikov saw all his years of toil come to [...]

What Did Ruslan Provodnikov’s Victory Really Tell Us?

Ruslan Provodnikov scored a spectacular late round stoppage against Mike Alvarado tonight. It was something else. Provodnikov really looked up to the task. He was just brutal and relentless, and like a hungry shark hunting beneath shadowy waters, Provodnikov always seemed carried by forward momentum. A savage and consistent barrage of sharp hooks, crisp rights, and wicked body shots ultimately led [...]

Ruslan Provodnikov stops Mike Alvarado to claim the WBO light-welterweight title

In a classic bout that lived up to it’s billing, Ruslan Provodnikov won the WBO Jr. Welterweight championship when Mike Alvarado did not continue after round ten of a scheduled twelve round bout at the before 7.012 fans at a soldout 1stBank Arena. The fight was promoted by Top Rank and Banner Promotions. The two slugged it out from the opening bell with Provodnikov rocking Alvarado in round [...]

Provodnikov stops Alvarado in 10th

Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO's) ended the brief reign of WBO light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KO's) by defeating him by 10th round stoppage tonight in a two knockdown victory at the 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, in Denver, Colorado, USA. In the 10th round, Provodnikov staggered a tired and badly beaten Alvarado, pummeling him with powerful shots for the last minute of the round. [...]

Alvarado/Provodnikov Sells Out 1STBANK Center

Denver's very own homegrown world champion "Mile High" MIKE ALVARADO and No. 1 contender the "Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV of Russia -- both coming off nationally-televised Fight of the Year performances -- will go mano a mano in their world championship rumble tonight in front of a sold out 1STBANK Center audience. The last tickets were sold on Friday at 9:15 p.m. Alvarado (34-1, 23 [...]

Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov: This one has fight of the year written all over it!

After successfully avenging a loss from Brandon Rios early this year, Mike Alvarado’s reward from Top Rank was some good ole fashion home cooking and a stylistic matchup with Ruslan Provodnikov that should guarantee entertainment. Can Alvarado stay focused on the game plan with extra weight placed on his shoulders by a hero’s welcome he’ll get from his fans that will fill the 1STBANK Center [...]

Public Invited to Alvarado-Provodnikov Official Weigh-In Tomorrow – 3 PM MT

DENVER (October 17, 2013) -- Denver's very own homegrown world champion "Mile High" MIKE ALVARADO and No. 1 contender the "Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV of Russia -- both coming off nationally-televised Fight of the Year performances -- will face each other for the last time outside the ring at the Official Weigh-In for their world championship rumble, Tomorrow! Friday, October 18, at Diego's [...]

Mike Alvarado Vs. Ruslan Provodnikov Saturday, Oct. 19

HBO Sports returns with an action-packed night of boxing programming, headlined by a junior welterweight title bout featuring two of the sport’s most exciting fighters when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: MIKE ALVARADO VS. RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV is seen SATURDAY, OCT. 19 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, [...]

Alvarado & Provodnikov Interview Transcript

For the first time in 13 years, and leave it to local world champion "Mile High" Mike Alvarado to do it, the Denver area will host a world championship boxing event. A sellout crowd is expected. It will be broadcast live on HBO beginning 9:45 pm ET and will be book-ended with some incredible programming for boxing fans -- the replay of last week's Timothy Bradley - Juan Manuel Márquez world welterweight [...]

Alvarado vs Provodnikov Officials Announced

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, October 19, in the title bouts between Mike Alvarado versus Ruslan Provodnikov and Robert Stieglitz against Isaac Ekpo, to be held in United States and Germany, respectively. At the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Denver, Colorado, [...]

Face Off With Max Kellerman: Alvarado/Provodnikov Debuts Saturday, Oct. 5 on HBO

Sept. 19, 2013 - Fight fans eager for a unique inside look at the highly anticipated Oct. 19th HBO World Championship Boxing® showdown between junior welterweights Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov should mark their calendars to catch an all-new edition of "Face Off," starring the two prizefighters. “Face Off With Max Kellerman: Alvarado/Provodnikov” debuts Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) [...]