Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ekaterinburg Weights: Provodnikov 139.5, Corley 139.2

By Alexey Uralets (Allboxing.ru) and Alexey Sukachev

The scene is set for tomorrow's huge event of boxing at the DIVS in Ekaterinburg, Russia. In order to make a strong finish to 2011, German Titov and Kirill Pchelnikov, two well-respected Russian promoters, unified their efforts to produce a gratifying six-fight card this coming Monday with at least four quality match-ups between world-caliber fighters.

In the main event, former WBO champion turned gatekeeper DeMarcus Corley (37-18-1, 22 KOs) will try to interrupt his recent chain of losses (five in a row, including three in 2011) against a very complicated opponent in Russian powerhouse Ruslan Provodnikov (19-1, 13 KOs), who is ranked #13 by the WBO. Provodnikov, 27, is a familiar figure for American fight fans and a regular guest on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. If successful against Corley, Provodnikov can next clash against former two-time champion Julio Diaz (38-7, 27 KOs) in January. This time a vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council belt will be at risk.

Provodnikov – 139.5; Corley – 139.2

In what seems to be a thriller of the night, two well-accomplished undefeated fighters will meet each other in the biggest fight of their careers, as 34-year old Uzbek Alisher Rakhimov (22-0, 11 KOs) will try to unify his WBO Asia Pacific lightweight title with the WBC Asian Boxing Council regalia, presently owned by dangerously punching Thai knockout artist Saddam Kietyongyuth (23-0, 18 KOs). If successful versus Kietyongyuth, a former 2004 Uzbek Olympian, can next fight on the same date with Provodnikov against crude Korean banger Ji Hoon Kim (22-7-2, 18 KOs). Rakhimov has cleared out neighboring divisions on Eastern European fight scene, while 28-year old Kietyongyuth once worked as a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao.

Rakhimov easily weighed-in at 134.5 lbs, while the Thai fighter lost his title on scales by coming very much overweight at 140 lbs on his second try. On his first try he showed no less than 142.8 pounds.

Two best Russian light heavyweights on the eastern side of Dmitry Sukhotskiy will collide in the most appealing match-up for Russian fight fans. It’s when WBC #9 Roman Simakov (19-1, 9 KOs) will risk his WBC Asian Boxing Council belt against power-punching America-based former amateur star and Russian national champion Sergey Kovalev (16-0-1, 14 KOs).
Simakov – 174.3; Kovalev – 174.2

Also, talented welterweight Dmitry Mikhailenko (12-0, 5 KOs) will face his stiffest career test against powerful Tajik Sherali Mamadaliev (14-1, 8 KOs) over eight.

Mikhailenko – 148.5; Mamadaliev – 149.5

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by any craic lad? on 12-05-2011

7 lbs over the limit Saddam ya barely trained for the biggest fight of your career.****

Comment by iwilltszyuu on 12-05-2011

It's a shame Corley has been reduced to this, but really his story is shared by hundreds of other boxers. I met him back in 2003 when he took on Judah, I thought he was robbed. After the fight he…

Comment by leonthegee on 12-04-2011

Corleys has like 7 kids plus he has his dead brothers kids too. He will fight till hes dead.

Comment by UglyPug on 12-04-2011

Corley has been on a world tour! fighting everyone, everywhere! lol he is the QUINTESSENTIAL JOURNEYMAN! He's just trying to keep getting paid. . . His boxing shoes are SHYT! bring nothing new to an already niche market. . .…

Comment by dannnnn on 12-04-2011

Jesus... 18 losses? Thought that was a typo and had to check Boxrec, man Corley has slipped.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Mikkel Kessler Ring Return in Play For World Boxing Super Series Bradley Skeete vs. Shayne Singleton Set, June 2 In Brentwood Shumenov vs. Dorticos Headed To Palms in Las Vegas, April 29 Brook vs. Spence Tickets - Fight Pass Pre-Sale Sold Out Pacquiao Adviser: Pacquiao-Horn Deal Being Finalized For July 2 Petrov's Promoter Could See 'Fight of The Year' With Flanagan Kathy Duva Explains Why Barrera is Not Fighting Artur Beterbiev Luis Ortiz's Manager Explains Why They Signed With Al Haymon Charlo's Trainer, Hatley Argue About Results of Spence Sparring Frank Warren: 1 Mill For Crolla To Face Flanagan, is Hearn Joking? Liam Smith Hopes To Land Miguel Cotto Showdown Thomas Stalker To Return In Leicester, April 22 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
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement