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Provodnikov: Me and Rios Could Be a Brilliant Battle!

By Yuri Tarantin

Former champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16KOs) would like to face Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23KOs) in a fall clash of punches. Provodnikov is already recovered, physically and mentally, from a June split decision loss to undefeated Chris Algieri. Provodnikov admits that he was properly motivated for the fight with Algieri, who prior to their match was unknown to most boxing fans. Now Algieri will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on November 22nd in Macau.

"Maybe I did enough to retain the title. But why blame the judges? I have myself to blame for that defeat. I had to go out to the ring and [do the work]. And I was somehow too passive, poorly motivated, without courage. I wasn't ready to come out to the ring and die like I had been before that fight, for example, [like my fight] with Timothy Bradley, when I knew that I stood to lose a lot. It is clear from the battle with Algieri that I made certain assumptions," Provodnikov said.

A rematch with Algieri is not on Provodnikov's mind. He wants an opponent like Rios, who will stand and trade punches.

"A rematch with Algieri is not interesting to me. He doesn't want to [do it], and I don't want to. I want this fight [with Rios]. I like the [fight] with Rios. I do not need passive opponents. I need some serious opponents, and [the fight with Rios] could be a brilliant battle. I really miss fighting," Provodnikov said.

Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for Allboxing.ru.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tyler_Durden on 08-05-2014

This sounds like it would be a great fight, I hope it happens soon.

Comment by AddiX on 08-05-2014

This fight makes to much sense. Def will not happen.

Comment by TLC8 on 08-05-2014

Go ahead and make this fight so I don't have to hear anymore about this b/c level fighter in Rios. Alvarado with more movement got destroyed by Provo, Rios will look like a heavy bag in front of Provo, and…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 08-05-2014

this is a headline fight but I would really love it if this fight was the semi main for Bhop/Kovalev.

Comment by Teetotaler on 08-05-2014

Danm this is a foty quality. It would be a battle to see who's chin gives out first. I got rios by ko. Ruslan was almost stoped by Bradley

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