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RingTv image Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fight fans share their thoughts about Ruslan Provodnikov’s impressive 10th-round stoppage of Mike Alvarado, what could be or should be next for the Russian bomber, and questions about a few British standouts in this week’s Monday mailbag.

RingTv image Provodnikov wears down Alvarado to stoppage

Provodnikov wears down Alvarado to stoppage

The junior welterweight title bout between Ruslan Provodnikov and Mike Alvarado was a war of attrition that opened up with a pair of knockdowns in the eighth and was sealed by the Russian challenger two rounds later.

RingTv image Diaz rust-free in win over Santiago

Diaz rust-free in win over Santiago

In the third fight of his comeback since a two-and-a-half year layoff, former unified lightweight champion Juan Diaz scored an entertaining unanimous-decision win over a game Juan Santiago.

RingTv image Diaz continues comeback on Alvarado-Provodnikov undercard

Diaz continues comeback on Alvarado-Provodnikov undercard

Juan Diaz, who recently turned 30, fights unheralded Juan Santiago on Saturday on the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov undercard. The former unified lightweight titleholder, who took two years off, says he’s motivated again to regain world-class form and a world title.

RingTv image Bits & Pieces: Provodnikov likely to go without Roach

Bits & Pieces: Provodnikov likely to go without Roach

Ruslan Provodnikov’s manager Vadim Kornilov told RingTV.com on Wednesday that the Russian slugger, who fights Mike Alvarado on Saturday, will likely do so without his noted trainer Freddie Roach in his corner. Roach is in the Philippines, training Manny Pacquiao for Brandon Rios.

RingTv image Q&A: Ruslan Provodnikov

Q&A: Ruslan Provodnikov

Ruslan Provodikov was one-half of one of the best fights so far of 2013, his brutal 12-round battle with Tim Bradley in March. The Russian bomber tells RingTV.com that his Saturday showdown with Mike Alvarado will be just as dramatic. “I think it will be another candidate for fight of the year,” said Provodnikov.