Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Marquez Placed in Top Spot To Provodnikov's WBO Title

By Miguel Rivera

The World Boxing Organization has given Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40KOs) the number one ranking at 140-pounds, which positions him as the top challenger to junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16KOs).

Last month, Marquez dropped his WBO 140-pound title to challenge welterweight champion Timothy Bradley. Marquez lost that match by decision, but the WBO still recognizes him as the "super champion" at 140.

When Marquez dropped the WBO title, Mike Alvarado (then the interim-champion) was elevated to the status of full champion. Alvarado was then knocked out by Provodnikov.

Provodnikov has called out Marquez to a fight, with the Mexican  star rejected that challenge and instead calling for a rematch with Bradley.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BartBears on 12-22-2013

Hope it happens. Provodnikov by TKO, send fvcking crying ***** into retirement once and for all.

Comment by ottocon860 on 12-22-2013

In my opinion its a step down for Marquez. Ruslan is awesome and fun but Marquez is used to being the main event I and getting big money for it. Would like to see it but JMM would have to…

Comment by MDPopescu on 12-22-2013

Marquez is clearly bored with fighting. It doesn't worth discussing too much about his future moves -- it's only inertia...

Comment by Andre Wardttke on 12-22-2013

JMM, too smart. Wins by UD.

Comment by bagongtuli on 12-22-2013

Anyone who thinks this is an easy fight for Provodnikov is a fool. Marquez loves to fight againts fighters like Provod who he can counter all night long. I actually think this is a fairly even fight, maybe even favoring…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (93)
Top Headlines Ishe Smith: I Fought My Ass Off, The Judges Saw What They Saw De La Hoya: Canelo vs. Golovkin Rematch Will "Definitely Happen" Julian Williams Wins Tough Decision Over Ishe Smith Julian Williams vs. Ishe Smith - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lionell Thompson Drops, Shocks Earl Newman With Points Win Tugstsogt Nyambayar Gets Off The Floor, Decisions Dela Torre De La Hoya on McGregor: It Took Mayweather 10, I Only Need 2! Photos: Oscar De La Hoya Foundation Annual Turkey Giveaway Frampton: That Got The Cobwebs Off, Now I Want The Big Guys! Tomasz Adamek Decisions Fred Kassi Over Ten Rounds Carl Frampton Wins Tough Decision Over Horacio Garcia BWAA Announce a Women's Fighter of The Year Award Jerwin Ancajas Batters, Stops Jamie Conlan in Sixth Round Paddy Barnes Breaks Down, Stops Eliecer Quezada Jono Carroll Claims Vacant IBF Regional Belt With TKO Win Alex Dickinson Gets Decision Win on Frampton Card in Belfast Tomasz Adamek vs. Fred Kassi - LIVE Results From Poland Zolani Tete With Brutal Knockout of Gonya in 11 Seconds! Carl Frampton vs. Horacio Garcia - Early Results From Belfast Ishe Smith: I Would Have Fought Julian Williams in Philly Giovani Santillan Picks Up Stoppage Victory in Ontario Tyron Zeuge Sidelined With Illness, Ekpo Rematch Pushed Back Julian Williams Mentally Prepared For 'Road Game' With Smith Joe Gallagher Pleads: No Callum Smith vs. Braehmer in Germany Carl Frampton: I Feel I Can Stop Any Featherweight in The World Sadam Ali: Moving Up, Fighting Legendary Cotto "a Little Scary" Parker: Joshua's Chin is a Weakness; I Can Knock Him Out! Frank Warren: I Spoke To Haymon About Santa Cruz-Frampton 3 Jerwin Ancajas - The Traveling Man is Back on The Road Felix Cash, Ted Cheeseman Added To Taylor-McCaskill Card Haye: With New Coach I Feel Better Than I Have in Many Years Wilder: I'll Talk Until Joshua Wants To Shut This American Boy Up! Igor Mikhalkin vs. Doudou Ngumbu Trilogy on December 2 Carl Frampton: This Part of My Career Could Be The Biggest Yet Anthony Dirrell: I'm Now Ready To Face Anyone With a Belt Oscar De La Hoya's Hypocrisy is All About Floyd Mayweather Anthony Dirrell Cut Badly, Beats Douglin by Technical Decision Clark Edges Dolton By Majority Decision; Karl Beats Martin Parker: I Would Not Have Problems Knocking Wilder, Joshua Out! Liam Smith Keeps Close Eye on Cotto-Ali, Open To Kell Brook Clash
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement