Provodnikov Implores Fans To Donate To Magomed

By Ryan Burton

Speaking through his manager and translator Vadim Kornilov, WBO super lightweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov told that he would like to send a personal message to boxing fans, imploring them to donate whatever they can to the fund set up to help Magomed Abdusalamov's family and help pay for his medical expenses.

Provodnikov and Team Provodnikov team members Kornilov, Andrei Napolskikh, German Titov, and Alexey Titov have already made a significant donation to help their countryman.

After his knockout victory over Mike Alvarado, Provodnikov became the biggest fighter in Russia.  Prior to his fateful fight, Magomed had said that he was motivated by his fellow Russian's victory and that he wanted to be the heavyweight version of Provodnikov. Ruslan hopes that fans will rally behind Abdusalamov and help give him the support he needs.

"I hope that all fans can donate to help Abdusalamov and his family. Whatever they can send will be deeply appreciated," Provodnikov told

Donations can be made two ways:

Via PayPal: [email protected]

Or via check, mailed to:

Bakanay Abdusalamova

PO BOX 90174

Brooklyn, NY 11209

Contact Info:

Bakanay Abdusalamova
Phone: 203-368-8510

Email: [email protected]

Please make checks payable to: Magomed Abdusalamov

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Augustane on 11-08-2013

I love this guy. Forget Matthysse. This guy might be the next Manny Pacquiao.

Comment by Mark_ehy on 11-08-2013

Provodnikov is a great guy but if anything he should also take note of what happened to Abdusalamov as it could happen to him too, sure the lighter guys don't hit as hard but eventually over time rounds and rounds…

Comment by ddangerous on 11-08-2013

Mailing a check today. War Magomed!

Comment by Respect Power on 11-08-2013

Everyone who watched the fight should donate something, anything. This guy fought his heart out and put his life on the line for $40,000 . Broken nose , broken hand ,blood clot on brain and he kept fighting hard.Now he…

Comment by r.burgundy on 11-07-2013

[QUOTE=KingTito;13911327]Don't point the finger at who should or shouldn't pay. At the end of the day, a family is suffering and a man's life is at risk largely because we as fans want to be entertained. Set aside whatever personal…

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