Provodnikov looking to take on the top light welterweights

PHILADELPHIA (July 31, 2012)— World Boxing Organization (WBO) number-two ranked Jr. Welterweight contender Ruslan Provodnikov is looking to take on any of the champions or top contenders in his next bout and feels he is just an opportunity away from becoming a world champion.

Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KO’s) of Beryozovo, Russia has won five fights in a row which include four impressive knockouts and has been tabbed by many boxing insiders as one of the most exciting fighters in the world.

“We are looking for the biggest fights now for Ruslan”, said Provodnikov’s promoter Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions.

“We are targeting the likes of Danny Garcia, Juan Manuel Marquez, Mike Alvarado or Lamont Peterson, we feel that Ruslan is not only worthy of those opportunities but we have all the confidence that he would beat any of them”

Provodnikov is coming off of an impressive second round stoppage over Jose Reynoso on June 29th.

“Ruslan has built a nice reputation and he has thrilled many fans during his appearances on ESPN 2 and now he is eying a world championship”

“Ruslan has grown to a different skill level in the past year. Training at the Wild Card Gym and sparring more than 70 rounds with Manny Pacquiao as well as other world class fighters like Amir Khan, has really paid off more than we even hoped for. Ruslan is ready to fight anybody in his division and after the Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia fight he was quoted saying that he was “anxious to fight Danny Garcia and he knows it would be a very exciting fight because of their similar brawler styles.” said Provodnikov’s manager Vadim Kornilov

Provodnikov is trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach and he is in agreement with Pelullo and Kornilov.

“Ruslan has been sparring with Pacquiao and Khan and he does very well with them and I believe he is ready for a big bout. He is very durable and improved so much in the last Pacquiao camp that I feel he is ready for the big time”, said Roach.


LOS ANGELES, CA (July 31, 2012) World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth World Silver Lightweight Titlist Fernando Carcamo has hit the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, two days ahead of his clash with highly regarded prospect Robert Rodriguez on Friday, August 3rd.

Presented by GK Boxing Promotions, advance tickets, priced at $40 and $75, can be purchased by calling (562) 882-3785. The Commerce Casino, The World’s Largest Poker Casino, is located at 6131 Telegraph Road in Commerce, California. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7pm.

Said George Karambales, President of GK Boxing Promotions, “We’re very excited to feature this terrific main event in our first card at the Commerce Casino. Along with this sensational lightweight clash we’ve got a full evening of action packed fights.”

Speaking about the event, Mike Sana of the Commerce Casino said, “Boxing has always been very popular at the Commerce Casino and we’re looking forward to working with George and his team this Friday night on this event.”

Sporting a record of 10-3-0 (7KO’s), Carcamo is coming off his career best win, a stunning second round knockout of highly regarded and undefeated prospect Fidel Maldonado Jr. on April 28th.

A professional for four years, the hard-hitting Carcamo had won five in a row, four by knockout, before losing a very close decision to Andrew Cancio on December 2nd in Indio, California.

Fighting out of Greeley, Colorado, the 22-year-old Rodriguez was a standout amateur prior to turning professional with numerous national championships.

With a record of 6-1-0 (2KO’s), the tall southpaw is coming off his career best performance, battling unbeaten Russian prospect Andrey Klimov on March 31st in Pomona, California, over eight rounds for the WBC United States Lightweight Title.

At the end of the hotly contested battle, the judges scored the bout a majority decision for Klimov.

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