Referee Tony Weeks on Ruslan Provodnikov’s 10th-round TKO of Mike Alvarado: “I went over to his corner and I asked Mike directly, twice, ‘Are you okay?’ and, ‘Do you want to continue fighting?’ and both times, he said, ‘No,’ so I stopped the fight.”read more
RingTV.com has live round-by-round updates of Ruslan Provodnikov’s 10th-round knockout of Mike Alvarado for Alvarado’s WBO junior welterweight belt. The HBO World Championship Boxing broadcast began at 9:45 p.m. ET.read more
Ruslan Provodnikov’s mother traveled from Russia for what is both her first trip to the U.S. and the first time she will be ringside to watch her son as he battles Mike Alvarado on Saturday.read more
Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin “is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins.”read more
According to trainer Robert Garcia, first-time welterweight Brandon Rios is looking good ahead of his Nov. 23 bout with Manny Pacquiao, exhibiting knockout power and better speed in his sparring sessions.read more
WBO junior welerweight titleholder Mike Alvarado and challenger Ruslan Provodnikov are set to wage a fight-of-the-year-caliber battle on HBO on Saturday night. Or are they? Alvarado believes he can box Provodnikov if need be?read more
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