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Provodnikov Hungry For Knowledge: “I practically don’t know anything”

It didn’t take long for Ruslan Provodnikov to make a name for himself in the sport of boxing. Over the years he has chiseled an image for himself, one of a champion with a granite chin, unstoppable stamina and a burning heart.

When crossing the ropes, Provodnikov is expected to throw an unbelievable volume of punches, while his opponent across the ring, knowing this, prepares for a long and painful night; war,

Nevertheless, Provodnikov is as humble as professional fighters get. In a recent interview, Ruslan admitted that he knows very little when it comes to boxing, and is always hungry and open for more knowledge. Continue reading

Ruslan Provodnikov watching tonight’s HBO card with great interest

The “Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO’s) will be watching tonight’s HBO’s Boxing After Dark card from Las Vegas with a added interest as a potential fall opponent could emerge from the two fights that will be held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino.

In the opening bout, WBA Super Lightweight champion Jesse Vargas (24-0, 9 KO’s) will defend his title against Anton Novikov (29-0, 10 KO’s) while in the main event Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) Squares off with Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KO’s) in a Welterweight bout. Continue reading

Algieri beating Provodnikov, provides Pacquiao with a phenomenal deal!

For weeks before Ruslan Provodnikov and Chris Algieri stepped inside the ring to face each other, the boxing community was already handing Ruslan the victory, promoting the possibility of him fighting Manny Pacquiao next.

Aside from Freddie Roach being a minor yet easily ignored roadblock, this fight was building momentum. Pacquiao needed a good performance against a top name, which at the time, Provodnikov was. Losing to Bradley did not harm Ruslan’s career, while beating Alvarado advanced it. Boxing fans were excited to see just how far Provodnikov would go in 2014, and many voiced their approval for Pacquiao vs. Provodnikov. Continue reading

Provodnikov willing to fight Bradley again on Timothy’s Terms

Both Timothy Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov have suffered losses in their last fights.

Bradley wasn’t able to solidify his first victory against Manny Pacquiao which he claimed in June of 2012, and lost the rematch in April of this year via UD.

Provodnikov, who was considered a possible next opponent for Manny Pacquiao, lost that opportunity by losing his last fight to Chris Algieri via SD.

Now that both Bradley and Provodnikov are looking to reclaim their momentum, what could possibly be a better way than to offer the boxing fans a rematch between the two of them? After all, their first fight, which Bradley had won, was impressive and highly entertaining; with part of the boxing community still suggesting that Provodnikov should have been announced the winner that night. Continue reading

“The Pugilist KOrner” Radio: Pat Russell, Joe DeGuardia, Bryant Jennings, Demetrius Andrade, Seanie Monaghan, and Mercito Gesta

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another packed six guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The exclusive presentation will feature renowned boxing referee and ringside judge Pat Russell, President and CEO of Star Boxing Joe DeGuardia, current undefeated Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, reigning WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade, entertaining Light Heavyweight prospect Seanie Monaghan, and Junior Welterweight contender Mercisto Gesta.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506 Continue reading

Algieri: “I’m ready to go straight into the Pacquiao fight for the fall”

In front of a huge crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and an audience watching the telecast around the world including HBO in the United States, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing had a night to remember as “The Pride of Huntington, New York” Chris Algieri shined in a twelve round split decision over World Boxing Organization (‘WBO’) Junior Welterweight Champion Ruslan Provodnikov.

In the televised co-feature Star Boxing’s WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade was dominant in his first title defense, stopping mandatory contender Brian ‘The Lion” Rose of England at the 1:19 mark of the seventh round. Continue reading

“Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Chris Algieri” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a “NEW…WBO Junior Welterweight Champion” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Throughout the first forty minutes of the show, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss Chris Algieri’s big victory over incumbent title holder Ruslan Provodnikov, which took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, yesterday evening. Does the 30 year old pre-med student from Huntington, New York, have a bright future in the soon to be wide open Junior Welterweight division, or was his victory over the hard punching, “Siberian Express“ a mere anomaly? Continue reading

Siberian Rocky Gets Judges’ Cold Shoulder

Ruslan “Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov displayed his ferocious side early on at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. by swiping a rock hard left paw to the right eye of Chris Algieri. Chris not only went down, he went over, doing a backward somersault.

When he stopped rolling, referee Harvey Dock started the count. Swelling started immediately, both below and above the eye socket, causing fears that this fight was going to end early. Those fears were fed when seconds later, Chris went down again. This time it was much less violently as he took a knee. It seemed Chris needed to do so to get a moment to gather his senses. He squinted a little too in an attempt to work the eye lids, making sure they were still there. Continue reading

Algieri defeats Provodnikov; Andrade stops Rose

In an impressive boxing display, Chris Algieri got up off the deck from two 1st round knockdowns to come back and defeat WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO’s) by a controversial 12 round split decision tonight in their HBO televised fight from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Provodnikov appeared to have the fight in the bag in the 1st round when he put Algieri down twice on the deck with big power shots. The first was a left hook that caught him on his right eye to drop him. The second knockdown was from a right hand to the head. Algieri’s right closed up fast from the left hook, but to his credit he was able to make it through the entire fight despite losing sight out of the eye in the 12th.

Algieri reminded me a lot of Floyd Mayweather Jr with the way that he was moving around and switching hands to hit Provodnikov with. It was pure class. Continue reading

Provodnikov-Algieri Preview: Can The Student Become The Teacher?

(Photo credit: Ed Mulholland/HBO) If you’re looking to witness a boxing match that’s defined by the differences that exist between the two combatants, then you’d be well served to watch the upcoming WBO Jr. Welterweight bout that’s scheduled to take place this evening between Ruslan Provodnikov and Chris Algieri. For, in terms of their background, as well as in terms of their fighting style, these two present about as stark a contrast as a boxing fan could ever hope to find.

The champion, Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO’s) is a stocky, barrel-chested Siberian with facial features that appear to have been hewn from pure granite. He looks to be the very epitome of the term “battle-hardened warrior”, and in this case appearances aren’t the least bit deceiving. Continue reading