Provodnikov: Rios Fight is The Final Option on The List
By Luke Furman
WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16KOs) says a potential fight with Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23KOs) is the last option on his list. The two fighters called each other out on the social networks and agreed to face each other, but the Siberian champion says a fight with Rios is the least likely opponent for his next return.
Provodnikov is a frontrunner candidate to fight eight division champion Manny Pacquiao on April 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. If he can't get Pacquiao, then Provodnikov wants a rematch with WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley or a high stakes fight with Mexican superstar Juan Manuel Marquez.
"Rios is the final option. As they say, he is the final option - if I can not agree with Pacquiao, Marquez or Timothy Bradley," Provodnikov said.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org
easy win, this dude is a punching bag with no legs.Comment by -Makunouchi- on 01-04-2014
Just hours left till arum announces his pick.. Arum is such a Snake POS:buttkick:Comment by Pinoy4ever on 01-04-2014
Rios vs Provodnikov would be fans fight 4realComment by iniduoh on 01-04-2014
Man, Top Rank is pittiful. We just keep seeing the same ole handful of losers pop up. Instead of trying to build up what could be a promising superstar in Rigo, they keep recycling these talently limited fighters like Rios.…Comment by therazor87 on 01-04-2014
provo vs rios that would be a good fight to watch!Post a Comment/View More User Comments (33)