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Provodnikov Reacts To Alvarado's Take on Marquez Bout

By Ryan Burton

Last week in an article on BoxingScene.com, former WBO junior welterweight champion said that the only way Juan Manuel Marquez could defeat current WBO champ Ruslan Provodnikov is by knockout. Alvarado had just lost an unanimous decision to Marquez and was stopped by Provodnikov last October.

BoxingScene.com recently spoke to Provodnikov to get his reaction to Alvarado's comments.

Speaking through his manager Vadim Kornilov who translated, Provodnikov said that he thoroughly enjoyed Marquez and Alvarado's action packed fight.

"I was at the Marquez-Alvarado fight live and I enjoyed it very much. It was a great fight," said Provodnikov.

Provodnikov didn't agree with Alvarado's statement and said that he wouldn't ever think that one of his opponents can only beat him by knockout. He said that he sometimes believes the opposite, in that he must knock his opponent out to secure a win.

The Russian campaigned for a fight against Marquez for months but the Mexican legend decided to face Alvarado instead. Provodnikov will instead fight Chris Aligieri next month and said that if he got the chance to face Marquez he would give him a more difficult fight. 
 
"I don't think Marquez's only chance is to win by knockout. Usually I think that for me to win, I need to knock my opponent out. Alvarado is definitely correct in the sense that if Marquez fought me it would be a much tougher fight for him than the Alvarado fight. Anybody can win. If we meet in the ring we will see what happens," Provodnikov told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 05-27-2014

[QUOTE=assiong;14595168]He have a valid reason to think that he won that fight against Tim. I thought he won that fight as well, the knock downs that the ref didn't call was a big reason Tim won that fight. It was…

Comment by Croyd on 05-27-2014

[QUOTE=C-SHO;14595105]His trainer had to convince him he lost to Bradley. [B]At first he was claiming robbery.[/B][/QUOTE] There's a lot more people claiming robbery than there are saying Bradley won legit. Add 8 seconds to the final round, Bradley loses. Any…

Comment by assiong on 05-27-2014

He have a valid reason to think that he won that fight against Tim. I thought he won that fight as well, the knock downs that the ref didn't call was a big reason Tim won that fight. It was…

Comment by C-SHO on 05-27-2014

[QUOTE=Croyd;14595092]Ruslan is brutally honest about other fighters and even more brutally honest about himself. Knowing your own weaknesses and accepting them is the first step to being a great champion.[/QUOTE] His trainer had to convince him he lost to Bradley.…

Comment by Croyd on 05-27-2014

Ruslan is brutally honest about other fighters and even more brutally honest about himself. Knowing your own weaknesses and accepting them is the first step to being a great champion.

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