Photo gallery: Provodnikov media day

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

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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15
Oct

Provodnikov ‘ready for anything’ from Alvarado

Ruslan Provodnikov on the notion that Mike Alvarado can box him: “If I made Timothy Bradley fight me, then I don’t see anybody else being able to run away and box me.”

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15
Oct

Bradley finally has the credit to go with his wins

WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley: “I feel that I’m finally going to get my just due. I feel that I am finally one of the best fighters in the world.”

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15
Oct

Lem’s latest: ESPN airs Leonard-Duran II documentary

On Tuesday night, ESPN will air ‘No Mas,’ a documentary dealing with the second of three fights between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, which ended with a frustrated Duran apparently quitting in the eighth round.

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14
Oct

Lem’s latest: Tarver back as heavyweight on Nov. 26

Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.

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14
Oct

Lampley ‘can’t wait’ for Alvarado-Provodnikov

HBO commentator Jim Lampley said of Saturday’s junior welterweight matchup between Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov: “I expect both of them to be hurt at some time or another, but I expect the fight to go rounds.”

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11
Oct

Lem’s latest: Cruz heard ‘gay slurs’ during fights

Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz on dealing with homophobia in boxing: “I’m in a sport that is very macho. Sometime in the ring, people would should gay slurs at me before I came out.”

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11
Oct

Chavez-Vera II in talks for February

The rematch of last month’s controversial unanimous-decision win for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. over Bryan Vera could be headed for Texas in February, according to Bob Arum.

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10
Oct

Lem’s latest: Juan Diaz signs with Top Rank

Former lightweight titleholder Juan Diaz has signed with Top Rank and will face Juan Santiago on the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov card on Oct. 19.

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