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Video: Ruslan Provodnikov arrives in New York for June 14 title defense

World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion the “Siberian Rocky” RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday. The Freddie Roach-trained Ruslan is scheduled to defend his title against undefeated Long Island scholar-brawler CHRIS ALGIERI on June 14, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. It will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®.

Promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank®, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, remaining tickets to the Provodnikov-Algieri world championship event, priced at $31, $56, $86, $106 and $206, can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group tickets are also available by calling 855-GROUP-BK. For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE. Continue reading

Arums labels Provodnikov as a potential opponent for Pacquiao

If Juan Manuel Marquez declines to fight Manny Pacquiao for the fifth time, Bob Arum already has an exciting replacement: Ruslan Provodnikov.

“Ruslan is fighting on June 14 on HBO, it will be shown in the Philippines. He is also a potential opponent,” declared Arum via abs-cbnnews.com.

While I was thinking that Maidana vs. Provodnikov would make for a phenomenal bout, Arum suggesting Ruslan facing Manny took the excitement to a whole new higher level. Continue reading

Ruslan Provodnikov, Mike Reed and Julius Jackson on LAST CALL 5/16

With the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals on the Horizon, the Sport Swami has his eyes on that and much more as he prepares for another end of the month show. Its all that plus Bellator PPV & boxing wrap up on Wavlite.com presents, LAST CALL on Cyberstationusa.com Friday May 23rd from 10-12 p.m. EST/ 7-9 p.m. PSTThis week’s guests include;

– WBO Light Welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov joins the show cas he prepares for his first ever WBO title defense against Chris Algieri on June 14th in Brooklyn. The Banner Promotions champion sits down with the Swami and his manager to talk about becoming a world champion, his big win over Mike Alvarado, fighting in Alvarado’s hometown, the story behind fighting in Barclay Center, and his thoughts on Chris Algieri. Continue reading

The Pugilist KOrner: Bill Caplan, Virgil Hunter, Mike Stafford, Joe DeGuardia, Marvin Cordova Jr, and Alex Martin

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

The exclusive presentation will feature Hall of Fame publicist Bill Caplan, elite level trainer Virgil Hunter, expert boxing coach Mike Stafford, passionate fight promoter Joe DeGuardia, talented Welterweight prospect Marvin Cordova Jr, and undefeated 147 pound prospect Alex Martin.

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

Ruslan Provodnikov with Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov

Sunday night, WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov attended Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors.

Provodnikov was a guest of Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov makes the first defense of his World Boxing Orginization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world rated contender and New York product Chris Algieri. Provodnikov-Algieri will take place Saturday, June 14 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10 PM ET/PT.

Promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank®, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, tickets to the Provodnikov-Algieri world champion event are $31, $56, $86, $106 and $206. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Friday, April 25 at noon. Group tickets are also available by calling 855-GROUP-BK. For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.

The co-main event will feature undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion DEMETRIUS “Boo Boo” ANDRADE making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger BRIAN “The Lion” ROSE.

These four gladiators boast a combined record of 87-3-1 (44 KOs)- a 96 percent winning ratio, with more than half of their total victories coming by way of knockout.

The action-packed undercard will feature undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas champion, Top-Five contender and Long Beach, Long Island fan favorite “Irish” SEANIE MONAGHAN, and the debut of professional women’s boxing at Barclays Center with HEATHER “The Heat” HARDY of Brooklyn risking her undefeated record.

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Provodnikov-Algieri / Andrade-Rose World Title Fights at Barclays Center

World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the “The Siberian Rocky” RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV makes the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title and his Brooklyn debut against undefeated world-rated contender and New York product CHRIS ALGIERI. Provodnikov vs. Algieri will take place Saturday, June 14 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The co-main event will feature undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion DEMETRIUS “Boo Boo” ANDRADE making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger BRIAN “The Lion” ROSE.

These four gladiators boast a combined record of 87-3-1 (44 KOs)– a 96 percent winning percentage, with more than half of their total victories coming by way of knockout. Continue reading

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 fists and an iron chin to match, the irresistible force at 140 pounds always displays violent drama in the ring whenever he graces the light blue canvas…the kind that brings enthusiasm to arenas and excites fight fans around the world.

The 30 year old champ represents the kind of warrior that most avid boxing enthusiasts are willing to support.

So with a fan friendly style and a piece of coveted hardware around his waist, why is the HBO featured title holder still searching for a suitable challenger? Continue reading

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