Advertisement
Advertisement

Evgeny Gradovich: Provodnikov Should Defeat Algieri

By Alexey Sukachev

Two reigning Russian champions – WBO light welterweight king Ruslan Provodnikov and IBF featherweight ruler Evgeny Gradovich – and their habitats were separated by no less than 100 km during their childhood… Almost neighbors, if you talk about Siberia. No surprise that both are familiar with each other from amateur days and continue to root for each other after shifting to the pros.

On June 14, Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) will step into the spotlights of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, to make the first defense of his title against undefeated American Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs). Gradovich considers Provodnikov to be a favorite.

“Chris has trained in our gym [in Oxnard], so I’m familiar with his style and with his work”, commented Gradovich to Allboxing.ru. “He moves well, light on his feet, but he lacks punching power and he is also a newcomer from kickboxing. I think Ruslan’s level [of kill is] higher so he should defeat Chris convincingly. However, it’s boxing so Ruslan should be aware of Algieri and he shouldn’t underestimate him”.

“Chris has the home advantage as he is fighting in his backyard. There are those who would be inspired by that. But I wish the best of luck to Ruslan. May his camp be successful, injury-free, and may he accomplish whatever he is destined to do”, added Gradovich.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by frantic fighter on 05-22-2014

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;14576837]These Eastern Block mofos are about to tear **** up. Golovkin, Gradovich, Kovalev, Provodnikov.. get all these guys on the same card![/QUOTE]*Gradovich

Comment by jas on 05-21-2014

Grass is green

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 05-21-2014

These Eastern Block mofos are about to tear **** up. Golovkin, Gradovich, Kovalev, Provodnikov.. get all these guys on the same card!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin Video: David Benavidez Discusses His Future, Return, More Video: Francisco Santana Ready For War With Benavidez Crawford Not Concerned About Postol’s Height, Reach Edge Wilder, Arreola Test Clean For All Banned Substances Eleider Alvarez-Robert Berridge Set For PBC Card Video: Viktor Postol Ready To Put on a Show With Crawford Roach: I Want Pacquiao To Fight at Least Two More Times Video: Oleksandr Gvozdyk on PPV Fight, The Future, More Video: Oscar Valdez Ready For Statement Title Win With Rueda Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, More Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov WBA Eliminator is Ordered Postol: Of Course I Want To Beat Terence Crawford By Knockout Warren: Smith Will Be Treated as World Star After Beating Canelo Crawford's Trainer: Postol is Cashing Out, He Wanted a Check Francisco Santana on Benavidez, leans to Crawford over Postol Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Broner, More Video: Matias Rueda Confident of Shocking Oscar Valdez Video: Crawford's Trainer Media Interview - Two Parter Tommy Coyle Aims To Make History in Leeds Showdown Crawford Senses Fear: Postol Refused To Look Me in The Eyes Viktor Postol-Terence Crawford: Pre-Fight Report Card Canelo: Golovkin Fight Has To Happen, I Want It To Happen!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement