Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Algieri: Good Jab and Movement Give Provodnikov Issues

By Mike Coppinger

Chris Algieri (19-0, 9 KOs) is a sizable underdog heading into his June 14 HBO fight with Ruslan Provodnikov (23-0, 16 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, but he's not worried.

That's because Algieri has identified some weaknesses in the Siberian Rocky's game from watching tape, and he plans to capitalize on them to take home the WBO 140-pound title.

"Just based on past fights, there is a weakness with dealing with a jab and a boxer and movement, but really those are the things that we've been trying to work most on," Algieri said on a recent conference call. "But, at the end of the day it's a fight. Ruslan is going to press the action. I'm going to have to stand and fight at times. So, we'll be ready for that as well."

The fight was originally set to take place at the Nassau Coliseum in Algieri's hometown of Long Island, but Algieri won't have to travel too far even with the new location.

The former kickboxer has been training in Las Vegas in preparation for his HBO debut in order to get top sparring.

Follow Mike Coppinger on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Box-Office on 06-05-2014

I think if Algieri is able to box and stick to a game plan and keep the fight at distance then he may have a chanc............nahhhhh never mind.

Comment by jewishguy22 on 06-05-2014

He has no chance, the hype for this fight is dead in the water

Comment by Suckmedry on 06-05-2014

This guy will have to box flawlessly and not tire to beat provodnikov. Provos like a shark, once he smells blood or fatigue he goes for the kill.

Comment by Hougigo on 06-05-2014

It does... just try not to get hurt

Comment by Black Barty on 06-05-2014

Algieri is right, but I think his lack of power will be his undoing. Besides a good jab and movement you got to have at least some pop to keep Provo at bay.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh: Anthony Yarde Added To Card Tony Bellew Admits He May Possibly Fight "Three" More Times Carson Jones: Kell Brook Will Beat Errol Spence! Marcos Reyes Plans Shocker: David Lemieux is NOT Invincible 30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age Mikey Garcia: If Gamboa Can Get a Title, I Would Fight Him Miguel Cotto Ring Return Being Positioned For June 24 Jermell Charlo: Hatley Hasn't Fought Near My Level of Competition Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement