THE RING’s number two-rated junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov will be feaured on HBO’s 2 Days on May 24 in advance of his June 14 WBO title defense against Chris Algieri at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
2 Days: Ruslan Provodnikov will be aired at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) following an HBO-televised doubleheader from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas featuring heavyweight Bryant Jennings against Mike Perez and middleweight Daniel Geale vs. Matthew Macklin at 10 p.m.
2 Days covers a 48-hour span in the life of the 30-year-old Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) leading up to and including his 10th-round stoppage over Mike Alvarado, whom he floored twice in the eighth round in Alvarado's hometown of Denver, Colo., in October for his current belt.
Prior to facing Alvarado, Provodnikov scored a 12th-round knockdown during a unanimous decision loss to then-WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley in RingTV.com's "2013 Fight of the Year" in March of last year. On May 1, Bradley-Provodnikov received the award for The "Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier Fight of the Year" by The Boxing Writers Association of America.
Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs), 30, of Huntington, N.Y., last saw action in a unanimous decision over Emmanuel Taylor in February.