The late Emanuel “Manny” Steward trained Thomas Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Mike McCallum among his seemingly endless list of current and former world champions.read more
Promoter Artie Pelullo calls newl WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov “the most exciting fighter in the business.” He wants the Russian bomber to face Tim Bradley in a rematch or the winner of Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios.read more
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
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