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Pacquiao vs. Provodnikov

Freddie Roach would watch Pacquiao vs. Provodnikov on TV from home

It is no secret that most, if not all boxing trainers would prefer not have their fighters face each other. Aside from having the difficulty of choosing which one to train, it is a mental burden knowing that you could have potentially ended one of your own client’s careers. The idea of Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Manny Pacquiao has been slowly gaining ground, although no official talks ever taken [...]

Pacquiao-Provodnikov: Is this as good as it gets for Manny?

With Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO's) talking himself up as a possible next opponent for Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO's) for his next fight on April 12th in Las Vegas, Nevada, it could be that this is as good it'll get for Pacquiao for the remainder of his career if he stays with Top Rank until retirement. A rematch with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley promises to be a boring affair, because [...]

Provodnikov saying he could get Pacquiao fight on April 12th

WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO's) thinks he has a good chance of being the next opponent for Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO's) on April 12th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Provodnikov says he didn't want the fight originally, but he's changed his mind about it and he's willing to fight Pacquiao in April. This could be a very difficult fight for Pacquiao if it takes place, [...]