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Provodnikov Targets Big Fights; Frankie Gavin is Ready

PHILADELPHIA—WBO number-two ranked Jr. Welterweight contender Ruslan Provodnikov expects to be in a major fight sometime in the near future according to his team.

Provodnikov (22-1, 15 knockouts) is in line to face Brandon Rios and his team led by promoter Arthur Pelullo and Banner Promotions along with manager Vadim Kornilov are doing everything to make that fight or another big opportunity a reality.

“I think Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado was a great fight, but Rios won the fight by KO and people would rather see another fight that would be candidate for fight of the year in 2013 against Ruslan Provodnikov than have them fight a rematch with the same outcome as their first fight”, said Kornilov

“If Juan Manuel Marquez won’t defend the belt then we are in line to fight Rios or the next highest rated contender. I know Artie Pelullo is doing everything possible to make this happen. I also know that Amir Khan and Timothy Bradley would like a big fight so we are open to a fight either of them as well anytime! Ruslan has fought live on ESPN Friday Night Fights over ten times and has a strong fan base in the US as well as all over the world. Big networks have showed interest in putting Ruslan on, but now we just have to find someone that will get in the ring with him for what will be a great and exciting fight just like all of his previous fights have been!"

“He is available and we know that Ruslan is ready to win a major fight. He has worked very hard. We know when his name is called to fight one of these big names, not only will he win but will do so in exciting fashion”, said Pelullo

Frankie Gavin says he’s ready to destroy ahead of his West Midlands blockbuster derby against Jason Welborn on Friday 18th January.

The unbeaten Birmingham star makes the first defence of his British Welterweight title at a sold-out Walsall Town Hall, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Midlands Area champ Welborn from Tividale has won three of his last four fights by stoppage, but Gavin, still Britain’s only ever World amateur champion, is confident he’ll do a number on his rival.

“I’m in the best shape of my life, I’m fitter than a butcher’s dog and I can’t wait for next Friday night,” Said Gavin.

“I’ve worked my arse off in the gym with my trainer Tom Chaney and we’ve had the best training camp so far to prepare for this fight.  I feel I’ve improved a lot since the Junior Witter fight last November and he was probably the most awkward opponent I could have faced, but I well beat him,”

“Welborn’s style will suite me down to the ground, he comes forward and likes to have a tear-up, he’ll get destroyed against me when he does that.  I’ll be hitting him with so many angles and combinations that he’ll be taken apart,”

Providing Gavin gets past Welborn, the 27-year-old is then targeting a European title before an assault on the world title next year.

He added, “We haven’t underestimated Welborn, he’s strong and he’s a big puncher, but no disrespect to him, if I can’t beat him I may as well give up,”

“I’m in this business to win world titles and beating Welborn is another step towards that aim for me.  The next step for me after would be the European which is a belt I’d love to win, ”

“Winning the British title was a dream come true, but keeping hold of it will be hard, it’s a beautiful and prestigious belt and Welborn wants it, but I’ll be leaving with it.”

Gavin v Welborn is live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).  Join at www.boxnation.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 01-10-2013

[QUOTE=Tito777;12904663]Yea i woudlnt min seeing bam bam knock this guy out it would be exciting cuz Ruslan Brings it. But no match for Rios[/QUOTE] ...the f[COLOR="Black"]u[/COLOR]ck? Warren is really holding Gavin back, this isn't a mandatory, why the f[COLOR="black"]u[/COLOR]ck pick…

Comment by Tito777 on 01-10-2013

Yea i woudlnt min seeing bam bam knock this guy out it would be exciting cuz Ruslan Brings it. But no match for Rios

Comment by ddangerous on 01-09-2013

[QUOTE=The_Demon;12901537]It's an old saying used over here[/QUOTE] I love some of the rhetoric that comes out of that area. Can't help but chuckle though cause it's always so off the wall.

Comment by The_Demon on 01-09-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;12901527]"Fitter than a butcher's dog." Not sure what that means, but I like it.[/QUOTE] It's an old saying used over here

Comment by ddangerous on 01-09-2013

"Fitter than a butcher's dog." Not sure what that means, but I like it.

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