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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