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 tough opponent in Mike Alvarado in October of last year, adds that much more confidence for Ruslan in his proposed fight against Rios, as it was Alvardo himself that delivered Rios a loss in March of 2013.
Rios then went on to face Manny Pacquiao in November of last year, losing the fight by a landslide.
For Rios, another loss, a third loss in a row, would most likely spell disaster for his boxing career. Either he would retire, or find himself at a very long and challenging road back to the top. A victory against a formidable adversary is an absolute must, and who better than Ruslan, a fighter that is not opposed to standing and trading shots all night long, something that Rios is best at.
While this is nothing but a tease at this point in time, I can see this fight moving forward without too many snags.
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