Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Provodnikov Eager: I Can Defeat Juan Manuel Marquez

By Alexey Uralets, Allboxing.ru

Junior welterweight contender Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15KOs) is eager to get in the ring with WBO 140-pound champion Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39KOs). The Mexican superstar is being considered as a potential opponent for Manny Pacquiao in the fall. If Pacquiao selects another opponent, Provodnikov has been mentioned as a possible option for Marquez's first defense of the WBO crown.

Provodnikov works with trainer Freddie Roach, who also works as the head coach for Marquez's main rival, Pacquiao.

"Before it was just a dream, now we'll see if it's possible, on the other hand I really want this fight and I will take it in a heart beat. I realize it's time to take risks, and if not now, then never," Provodnikov said.

"I believe I can win - and that's the main thing! I do not care who and what he thinks about me ... I really want to get this chance, and get a chance to fight with such a star and a legend - for me this is the ultimate dream."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kagami Taiga on 08-28-2012

Or jmm can fight another can and wait for a pac fight. U be the judge.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-28-2012

[QUOTE=King-;12458809] Although I would prefer to see JMM fight Shafikov.[/QUOTE] Shafikov isn't even ranked by the WBO. Why would he get a title shot against JMM?

Comment by ddangerous on 08-28-2012

I, for one, would love to see this match up. If I was JMM, I'd take the fight because I think Provo is a good style for JMM's defensive counter punching wizardry.

Comment by King_ on 08-28-2012

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;12458543]I'd like to see Provo prove the naysayers wrong. There have been bigger upsets in boxing history..[/QUOTE] This. Provodnikov is ranked number 2 by the WBC.....why not? I'm tired of seeing the same old fighters recycled over and over again.…

Comment by mrvelez on 08-28-2012

Every fight I have seen of Provodnikov I have enjoyed. I don't know if he could actually pull off the win, but I like the guy and would love to see him get the opportunity.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines White Smiles: Mayweather's Kink is Southpaws, McGregor is One LIVE Fight Results From Ontario, California Broner vs. Garcia Approved By WBC For The "Diamond Title" De La Hoya: McGregor Can Beat Floyd - With Flying Kick To Head! Manager: McGregor Will Be Best Fighter in History With Upset Win Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell Ordered By The WBA Duva: Barrera is One of Several Options For Kovalev's Return Ustinov vs. Oquendo For Vacant WBA Title in Play For October 2 Lomachenko: I Was Preparing For Salido, But Ready For Marriaga Muwendo, Esquivias Battle at M3 Anaheim Event Center Malignaggi on Sparring McGregor: Good Power, He's No Dummy! Mauricio Herrera vs. Jesus Soto Karass Undercard Information Charlo: My Power is God-Given; Will Translate Immediately at 160 Canelo vs. Golovkin - Closed Circuit Ticket Information Kell Brook Mulled Retirement, Hints at 'Big Changes' in Return Duke Micah Signs Promotional Deal With Evander Holyfield Bryan Figueroa Inks Promotional Pact With Sampson Boxing Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams II on October 28 in Manchester Broner: 'No Way In Hell' Garcia is a Better Boxer Than Me! Berchelt: I'm Best in Division; I'd 'Definitely Beat' Lomachenko Abel Sanchez is Open To Training Sergey Kovalev, Door is Open Adrien Broner on Mikey Garcia: 'I'm Coming to ‘F*** Him Up!' Joseph Parker: I Back Myself To Beat Anyone, I'll Fight Anyone! Horn: Khan is a Brilliant Boxer, But if Hit on Chin - He Will Sleep Monroe on Saunders: I'd Fight That Motherf***er for 75 Dollars Johnny Nelson: Not a Lock That Mayweather Beats McGregor Juan Manuel Marquez Fight Pushed Back - September or October White: Mayweather Would 'Destroy Conor's Life' if He Goes MMA Curtis Stevens a Free Agent, Parts Ways With Main Events De La Hoya: Mayweather Has Not Been Good For Boxing! Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Canelo-GGG, Kovalev, Pacquiao, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Interview, Training Camp For Canelo Saunders Willing To Stake His Life That McGregor Gets Drilled in 5 Atlas Still Feels Pacquiao-Horn Outcome Stinks, WBO Review Too Carlos Carlson, Isaac Zarate Ready For Ontario Battle Photos: Omar Chavez, Roberto Garcia - Go Face To Face Photos: Amanda Serrano vs. Edina Kiss - Official Weights Photos: Antonio Moran vs. Guadalupe Rosales - Official Weights Broner: I Weighed 144 This Morning; I Could Weigh In Tomorrow Antonio Margarito vs. Carson Jones on September 2
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement