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Provodnikov: Algieri Should Be More Worried About Me!

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO 140-pound champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16KOs) is under the impression that undefeated challenger Chris Algieri (19-0, 8KOs) is taking him lightly as this Saturday's HBO televised showdown approaches at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

This will be Provodnikov's first title defense since capturing the belt with a stoppage victory over Mike Alvarado last October in the champion's backyard of Denver.

"My job on June 14 is to chase Algieri and hunt him down. He should be more worried about me. His style of fighting is not my favorite. I prefer an opponent who likes to engage and fight toe-to-toe, not a runner. I don't have trouble with runners. They have trouble with me," Provodnikov said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weltschmerz on 06-11-2014

[QUOTE=jas;14652000]Fight will be stopped either by himself, his corner , ref or doctors before he takes that kind of career ending punishment either[/QUOTE] Hopefully you're right.

Comment by LAPete on 06-11-2014

Algieri has NO shot period! Can't understand who made this mismatch fight and why.

Comment by Risen on 06-11-2014

[QUOTE=-Antonio-;14651953]I know nothing about Algieri. All I know is Prov is the type of fighter who is capable of losing at any time. He has very limited boxing ability. He gets hit way too easily. A lot of his success…

Comment by Foreign Soil on 06-11-2014

If he's not worried now, he will be once he tastes one of your hooks...

Comment by jas on 06-11-2014

[QUOTE=Weltschmerz;14651938]I have a sense of genuine fear when it comes to the safety and health of Algieri facing Provodnikov. Provodnikov might retire this guy.[/QUOTE] Fight will be stopped either by himself, his corner , ref or doctors before he takes…

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