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Provodnikov 'Disappointed' With Algieri, Wanted Marquez

By Rick Reeno

After taking part in high profile fights against Timothy Bradley and Mike Alvarado, WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov is "very disappointed" that Chris Algieri (19-0, 8KOs) will be his next HBO televised opponent on June 14th at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

Provodnikov was hoping to face more of a high profile opponent. While Algieri is a good fighter, he is unknown to most fans and Provodnikov believes he won't get as much credit in winning as he would against names like Juan Manuel Marquez and Brandon Rios. But the "Siberian Rocky" was unable to secure either of his two targets.

"I'm very, very disappointed about that. For me the best option, considering that Bradley is fighting Pacquiao already, was Marquez. And also Brandon Rios, I really wanted that fight. After Marquez [was not available] I wanted Rios but the fight didn't happen," Provodnikov said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VG_Addict on 04-12-2014

I think Provonikov-Matthysse is a better fight than Provodnikov-Rios. Now that I think about it, Matthysse would probably win. He hits harder and can box. Provodnikov bruises like a peach. If the fight happens, I'd pick Matthysse by mid to…

Comment by King_ on 04-12-2014

[QUOTE=CTC JOHNNY;14417322]Why didn't you fight Hammering Hank Lundy??? Calling out Marquez as if your a (A side) caliber fighter !!! This caveman lose to a guy like Lucas M!! This ColdWar $.h.I.T has a lot of these so called killers…

Comment by BigAlexSand on 04-12-2014

The man didn't want to lose by KO, wants to retire on a high point

Comment by Nomadic on 04-12-2014

You can't sleep on a fighter because they have a low profile. Everyone have to start some where.

Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 04-12-2014

Why didn't you fight Hammering Hank Lundy??? Calling out Marquez as if your a (A side) caliber fighter !!! This caveman lose to a guy like Lucas M!! This ColdWar $.h.I.T has a lot of these so called killers protected…

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