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Ruslan Provodnikov

Ruslan Provodnikov…feared man at Junior Welterweight

After winning the WBO Junior Welterweight Championship by stopping heralded tough guy and incumbent title holder “Mile High” Mike Alvarado in the reigning champ’s hometown of Denver, Colorado, on October 19th of last year, most fight fans would have guessed that big fight opportunities would be easily attainable for undefeated Russian native Ruslan Provodnikov in 2014. With sledgehammers for [...]

Provodnikov in a tough situation with no one to fight

After having been passed over by Top Rank for a big money fight against Manny Pacquiao on April 12th, WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO's) is in a really tough spot in terms of him trying to land a big fight or even an just a halfway interesting fight. Provodnikov's No.1 challenger Juan Manuel Marquez isn't interested in fighting him, and feels that it's not a fight that [...]

Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Brandon Rios Is a Growing Thought

According to a recent report by WNB.com, Team Provodnikov is interested in getting Ruslan and Brandon in the ring. This would no doubt be an attractive action packed match, as both Rios and Provodnikov are an explosive pair. Provodnikov’s close call loss to Timothy Bradley didn’t seem to affect his state of mind, as he still believes that the victory belongs to him. Beating a very [...]

Brandon Rios to fight in May, possibly against Provodnikov

Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO's) is expected back in the ring next May against possibly WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov. Rios is waiting to find out which fighter Manny Pacquiao will take on for his April 12th fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. If Pacquiao selected Tim Bradley, then Rios will be looking to fight Provodikov for his World Boxing Organization [...]

Marquez not interested in Provodnikov or Alvarado; wants Bradley only

If Bob Arum of Top Rank is interested in having Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KO's) fight one of his stable fighters Mike Alvarado or Ruslan Provodnikov next then he's going to need to really work hard to try and sell those fights to Marquez because he has no interest in fighting either of those guys. Marquez only wants a rematch against WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, who beat him by a 12 [...]

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, [...]

PROVODNIKOV – BRADLEY GARNERS FIGHT OF THE YEAR HONORS

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 [...]