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Chris Algieri isn’t famous and Ruslan Provodnikov won’t make a fortune defending his WBO 140-pound title against the undefeated prospect on Saturday. However, Provodnikov is motivated to give his all because the Russian slugger cares about one thing – thrilling fans.
Chris Algieri, a master’s degree holder who plans to attend medical school after boxing, knows the health risks involved with the sport and in facing a puncher like Ruslan Provodnikov, but the undefeated 140-pound prospect is confident he can upset the WBO titleholder on Saturday.
Freddie Roach spoke to RingTV during the media workout his fighter, Ruslan Provodnikov. Roach talked about Miguel Cotto’s middleweight title win and future, Provodnikov’s fight with Chris Algieri (dismissing Robert Garcia’s opinon on the matchup) and talks of a showdown with Manny Pacquiao (which he is against).
Ruslan Provodnikov’s promoter Artie Pelullo spoke to RingTV about the WBO 140-pound titleholder’s HBO-televised first defense against Chris Algieri on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a talked-about fall showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
Going into the biggest fight of his professional career, undefeated Chris Algieri is confident that past sparring sessions with the likes of Saul Alvarez will help him secure a victory against WBO junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday.
Ruslan Provodnikov spoke to RingTV about his preparation and mentality going into the first defense of his WBO 140-pound title against Chris Algieri on June 14 in Brooklyn. Provodnikov says he was willing to die when he fought for the title. He wonders if Algieri is.
Chris Algieri and his trainer Tim Lane are confident that he’s prepared to shock the world when he fights heavy favorite Ruslan Provodnikov on June 14. Algieri says he’ll be a “master boxer” and win the WBO 140-pound title. Video contains exclusive training footage of Algieri.
WBO junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov may have had a misspent youth but the responsibility boxing has brought him has turned him into the star he’s become today. On June 14, he continues his march toward becoming a Barclays Center hero when he faces undefeated Chris Algieri.
Undefeated Chris Algieri has his work cut out for him on June 14 when he challenges Ruslan Provodnikov. However, the well-spoken junior welterweight believes he has his opponent figured out.
Although the boxing world would be on the edge of its seat for an earth-shattering brawl, should Manny Pacquiao and Ruslan Provodinikov eventually meet in the ring, mutual trainer Freddie Roach would eschew either corner.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, Andrzej Fonfara hints that RING/WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson can sustain another knockout loss in their bout this Saturday.
Junior welterweight standouts and managerial stablemates Ruslan Provodnikov and Viktor Postol benefit from sparring with each other at the Wild Card gym, but they will likely never fight as they are friends, according to their manager Vadim Kornilov.
WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov was ringside for Juan Manuel Marquez’s win over Mike Alvarado last Saturday, close enough to make comparisons to his own 10th-round stoppage of Alvarado in October 2013.
Prior to his junior welterweight title defense against Chris Algieri, Ruslan Provodnikov will be featured in his own ’2 Days’ special, broadcast on HBO, May 24.
At this year’s annual Boxing Writers Association of America dinner, WBO welterweight titlist Tim Bradley took a moment to plead for a resolution between the sport’s feuding power players.
Mike Tyson will present the “Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier” Fight of The Year award to Tim Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov at Thursday’s Boxing Writers Assoc. of America award dinner at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for their thrilling bout last March.