Q&A: Weeks on Provodnikov’s KO of ‘warrior’ Alvarado

20
Oct

Q&A: Weeks on Provodnikov’s KO of ‘warrior’ Alvarado

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.”

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20
Oct

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.

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19
Oct

Provodnikov KO 10 Alvarado live round-by-round updates

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.

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18
Oct

Photo gallery: Alvarado-Provodnikov weigh-in

Photos from the scales as WBO junior welterweight titleholder Mike Alvarado and challenger Ruslan Provodnikov weighed in for Saturday’s bout outside Denver. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.

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18
Oct

Alvarado returns at 139.8, same as Provodnikov

After having missed weight, Mike Alvarado returned to the scales at 139.8 pounds, the same as rival Ruslan Provodnikov, in advance of Saturday’s clash for Alvarado’s WBO junior welterweight belt.

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18
Oct

Lem’s latest: Provodnikov right at home versus Alvarado

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.

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17
Oct

Lem’s latest: Trainer ranks Golovkin right behind Robinson, Hopkins

Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin “is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins.”  

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16
Oct

Photo gallery: Provodnikov media day

Junior welterweight challenger Ruslan Provodnikov made an enthusiastic appearance at Wednesday’s media day before this weekend’s fight against WBO titleholder Mike Alvarado. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.

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16
Oct

Lem’s latest: Rios to be ‘fast, strong’ for ‘scary’ Pacquiao

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.

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16
Oct

Chess match or fireworks? Insider picks on Alvarado-Provodinov

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?

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