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Bradley vs. Provodnikov

Bradley vs Provodnikov live on Boxnation!

Timothy Bradley’s WBO World Welterweight title clash against Ruslan Provodnikov at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California, will be televised LIVE and exclusive in the UK on The Channel of Champions BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin. Ch. 546) on Sunday morning.

Bradley, known as Desert Storm, makes the first defence of the title that he won against then champion Manny Pacquaio last June, causing a huge upset when he ended the pound-for-pound best’s title reign and seven year unbeaten run in a close and controversial fight. Continue reading

Videos: Bradley – Provodnikov Press Conference, Interviews

Videos from Wednesday’s Press conference at the Conga Room in Los Angeles in advance of Saturday’s HBO Championship Boxing card that will feature WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley defending against Ruslan Provodnikov

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Banner Promotions and Tecate, remaining tickets to the Bradley-Provodnikov world welterweight championship event, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, can be purchased online at or by phone at 888-929-7849 as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Continue reading

TOMORROW! Bradley-Provodnikov Official Weigh-In – 3 P.M. PT

LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2013) — Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion TIMOTHY BRADLEY, JR. (29-0, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., and his opponent, top-rated contender RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV (22-1, 15 KOs), of Siberia, will hold their Official Weigh-In for their world welterweight title showdown, Tomorrow! Friday, March 15, in the Manhattan Ballroom at the Marriott Manhattan Beach (1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach, Calif. 90266). Fighters will report at 2:00 p.m. PT, with the weigh-in beginning at approximately 3:00 p.m. PT. Bradley and Provodnikov will step on the scale first, followed by undefeated welterweight contenders JESSIE VARGAS (21-0, 9 KOs), of Las Vegas, Nev., and WALE “Lucky Boy” OMOTOSO (23-0, 19 KOs), of Hollywood, Calif. Continue reading

Bradley vs Provodnikov: HBO World Championship Boxing returns Saturday Night from California

HBO Sports’ flagship boxing series returns with an intriguing doubleheader headlined by the return of Timothy Bradley Jr. in a welterweight title fight when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: TIMOTHY BRADLEY JR. VS. RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV AND JESSIE VARGAS VS. WALE OMOTOSO is seen SATURDAY, MARCH 16 at 10:15 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Cal., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Other HBO playdates: March 17 (10:30 a.m.) and 18 (11:30 p.m.) HBO2 playdates: March 17 (4:45 p.m.) and 19 (11:30 p.m.)

In the 12-round main event, undefeated Timothy Bradley Jr. (29-0, 12 KOs), a lifelong resident of Palm Springs, Cal., defends his world welterweight title against Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KOs). Bradley soared through the junior welterweight ranks, defeating all challengers, and scored a controversial split-decision victory over superstar Manny Pacquiao on June 9, 2012. Now the engaging and confident 29-year-old makes his first title defense at 147 pounds. Continue reading

Provodnikov: I have gained more power; Bradley won’t be ready for me

Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2013)—With just over a week to go, Ruslan Provodnikov is winding down the best training camp of his life, as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career when he takes on WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on March 16th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

The fight will be shown live on HBO Championship Boxing at 10:15 pm EST/PST

Under the watchful eyes of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Provodnikov, who is ranked number three in the world at Welterweight has trained very hard and is ready for not only his move up in weight, but to be crowned the new WBO world champion.

Below are quotes from Provodnikov and his team as training camp winds down at the famed Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.

Quotes from team Provodnikov: Continue reading

Tim Bradley/ Ruslan Provodnikov Conf Call Transcript

LOS ANGELES (March 6, 2013) — Bradley vs. Provodnikov takes place on Saturday, March 16, under the stars at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and is promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Banner Promotions and Tecate. Timothy Bradley has been a world champion since 2008, first as a junior welterweight, where he twice unified the titles, and now as a welterweight. Timothy will be making the first defense of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title he won by beating Manny Pacquiao last summer. The bout will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 P.M. ET / PT.

TODD DuBOEF: This is exciting getting Timothy back in the ring and I know he has the fire. When we first met with Timmy and got his career going under Top Rank we knew we had a special person who had a special sparkle and had an incredible ability to fight. I think he has delivered. This fight is in southern California, where Tim has not fought in a while and The Home Depot Center is a special arena. On March 16 it is going to be electric. Continue reading

Freddie Roach: Bradley Is Going To Run From Ruslan Just Like He Did Against Manny

Hall of Fame trainer FREDDIE ROACH and No. 3 world-rated welterweight contender RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV took time out of training camp, at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, to discuss their upcoming challenge of undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, Jr. The Bradley vs. Provodnikov WBO welterweight championship will take place, Saturday, March 16 at The Home Depot Center and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

“We are having an outstanding camp,” said Roach. “Ruslan has given me everything I have asked for in training. The fact that Ruslan has been Manny Pacquiao’s lead sparring partner his past two camps has given Ruslan an outstanding foundation from which to work. When Manny was preparing to defend his title against Bradley last spring I said any of Manny’s sparring partners could beat Bradley. Ruslan will to prove that on March 16. Continue reading

THIS FRIDAY! Bradley-Provodnikov Tix Go On Sale – 10 A.M. PT

CARSON, CALIF. (February 6, 2013) — Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion and Top-10 pound for pound fighter TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY, JR. will make his 2013 debut, making his first title defense, against the No. 2-rated contender RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV, Saturday, March 16, under the stars at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Bradley vs. Provodnikov will be televised live as the main event on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading

Provodnikov ready for Bradley

WBO Number-two ranked Jr. Welterweight contender Ruslan Provodnikov would like an opportunity at WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley in December.

There have been rumblings of a possible matchup for Provodnikov, 22-1 with fifteen knockouts of facing Bradley and he and his team feel the time is now for the potential big fight.

The native of Beryozovo, Russia is one of the most exciting fighters in the world and he feels that not only is he ready but will bring the best out of Bradley.

“I am ready for this type of fight”, said Provodnikov

“I would be grateful for the opportunity and I have trained my whole life for this. Bradley is a great fighter but not only do I know I can win but I will bring the best out of him and our fight will be one to remember.” Continue reading