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Broomfield, Colorado - Ruslan Provodnikov, the Russian brawler nicknamed the "Siberian Rocky" captured the WBO junior welterweight title on Saturday night when Alvarado couldn't answer the bell for the 11th round. Provodnikov (23-2) knocked down Alvarado (34-2) twice in the eighth round with a series of punches near the ropes and finished him off late in the 10th. The fight was halted by referee Tony Weeks, who asked Alvarado a few times if he wanted to continue and Alvarado responded that he didn't.
provadnakov has no chance wit a skiled fighter. AB Floyd, they beat him easy.Comment by mex602 on 10-20-2013
[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;13859723]Here we go with the "Floyd is scared of Provodnikov" after one good fight. It never ends. I would like to see Provodnikov against Matthysse or Garcia. Garcia beats him and possibly Matthysse. Floyds beats this guy easy.[/QUOTE] d garcia…Comment by Radical on 10-20-2013
Floyd is fighting Khan next. Provodnikov vs. Rios/Pacquiao winner is the only realistic option.Comment by TheBestSport on 10-20-2013
It was a great fight. Congrats to the new champion Ruslan Provodnikov. It will be intersting to see whether he vacates to go up to 147. Alvarado needs to move up in weight.Comment by joeliciuos on 10-20-2013
Would Love too see provodnikov vs rios or maidana wow!!!!!!!! Explosive outcomePost a Comment/View More User Comments (21)