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Arum wants Bradley-Marquez rematch, if Pacquiao selects Provodnikov for next fight

If Manny Pacquiao chooses not to fight WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley in a rematch on April 12th, and instead face his former sparring partner Ruslan Provodnikov, then Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum is interested in putting together a rematch between Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez. Presumably the Bradley-Marquez fight would then be the co-feature for Pacquiao's bout against Provodnikov in April. [...]

Bradley and Provodnikov still front runners for Pacquiao’s April fight, says Arum

Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum hasn't changed his mind about his desire to have Pacquiao fight either Tim Bradley or Ruslan Provodnikov in his next fight on April 12th. The only change that Arum has made is he's stopped mentioning 40-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez as one of three candidates for the fight because of Marquez repeatedly saying that he doesn't have any interest in ever facing Pacquiao [...]

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, [...]


PHILADELPHIA (DECEMBER 30, 2013)--This past March 16th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, WBO Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov waged a memorable battle that saw Bradley barely hold on to his title by winning a razor- thin unanimous decision. Provodnikov, knocked Bradley down with just seconds remaining in the bout and Bradley was rocked and badly hurt several [...]

Provodnikov says he’ll fight Rios

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has said that WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO's) is one of the names that is a possibility to fight Manny Pacquiao on April 12th, along with Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley. But it's unknown how serious Arum is about potentially having a puncher like Provodnikov face his money fighter Pacquiao.But in the meantime, Provodnikov has accepted [...]

The Pugilist KOrner: David Rodriguez, Artie Pellulo, Carlos Molina, John Scully, Chris Pearson, and Robert Garcia

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents undefeated American Heavyweight hopeful David “El Nino“ Rodriguez, Banner Promotions CEO Arthur Pellulo, IBF Junior Middleweight Champion “King“ Carlos Molina, expert trainer and former Light Heavyweight contender “Iceman“ John Scully, undefeated Junior Middleweight prospect Chris Pearson, and two time “Trainer of the Year” [...]

Left-Hook Lounge Radio: Live at 9ET/6PT

Don't forget to tune in this evening at 9ET/6PT as EastSideBoxing's very own, Vivek "Vito" Wallace & the gang goes live for 2 hours in the sports only true sports talk radio format where the fighters fight, & the fans talk!!! On the slate this week will be a look back at Ruslan Provodnikov's incredible victory over Mike Alvarado, as well as a glimpse at where the two warriors will go from here. [...]

Ruslan Provodnikov: “I don’t think we need a rematch with Mike Alvarado”

Moments after his title winning effort against former champ Mike Alvarado, newly crowned WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Ruslan Provodnikov spoke candidly about a possible rematch with the Denver, Colorado, resident. Although Ruslan’s promoter and president of Banner Promotions, Artie Pellulo, stated that an opportunity for a rematch would be extended to Mike Alvarado out of courtesy and respect, [...]

Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Provodnikov’s Stunning Performance, Ward’s Steroid Testing Position, & What’s Next for Provodnikov & Bradley!!!

Andrei S. (Miami Lakes, FL): Provodnikov is a countryman of mine and I was very excited to see him get the victory over Alvarado. How did you rate his performance and what do you see happening next for him? Vivek W. (ESB): Coming into the fight I had Provodnikov winning, and the failed weight attempt by Alvarado made me feel even more comfortable with that choice. It should be duly noted that Alvarado [...]

Will Floyd Mayweather now be expected to Face Provodnikov?

With his methodical destruction of Mike Alvarado Saturday night and FOTY effort against Timothy Bradley earlier in 2013, Siberian native Ruslan Provodnikov has catapulted himself from ESPN house fighter to HBO house fighter. Both fights were all action affairs with Provodnikov taking as much as he was giving, in some instances taking two or more punches to land one big punch. In both fights and [...]

“Ruslan Provodnikov RTD 10 TKO Mike Alvarado” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, The Sports Krib proudly presents a very special “Siberian Rocky” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!! “The Pugilist KOrner” listener line: 718-506-1506 In the first segment of tonight’s program, Joseph and James will discuss the brilliant 10 round TKO victory of newly crowned WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Ruslan Provodnikov over former [...]