Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Provodnikov's Injury Will Reshuffle FNF Lineup on 8/19 - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
 Boxing Articles
 Boxing Interviews
 Breaking News
 Boxing Press Releases
 Boxing Results
 World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
 Register A Free Account
 Account Login
 Boxing Schedule
 Boxing Champions
 Boxing Downloads
 Boxing Forums
 Boxing News Wire
 Boxing Photos
 Boxing History
 Boxer Search
 Fantasy Betting
 Feedback
 Fitness and Health  
 Free Homepage
 Mixed Martial Arts
 Pound For Pound
 Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  8/4/2011       Read more by Corey Erdman         
   
Provodnikov's Injury Will Reshuffle FNF Lineup on 8/19
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Corey Erdman

According to Artie Pellulo of Banner Promotions, the scheduled August 19 ESPN Friday Night Fights main event between junior welterweights Ruslan Provodnikov and Mauricio Herrera is now off due to an injury sustained by Provodnikov.

"He's hurt his shoulder in training, and he's out of the fight, he's going to see a doctor in Moscow. We're hoping it's just a sprain, and not a tear," said Pelullo, who promotes Provodnikov.

The Russian pressure fighter had been keeping a very active pace, with two fights already this year on the ESPN airwaves. In January, Provodnikov (19-1, 13 KO) lost to Herrera in their first meeting, but bounced back with an off-North American television TKO over journeyman Vyacheslav Yakovenko, and then an eighth round knockout of Ivan Popoca.

Unfortunately, Provodnikov won't be able to continue his torrid pace.

"He won't be doing anything until October or November," assured Pelullo.

In the place of Provodnikov-Herrera, Pelullo has been pushing ESPN director of programming Doug Loughrey to approve light middleweight Demetrius Andrade (13-0, 9 KO) for the co-feature, which would bump the showdown between Hank Lundy and David Diaz into the main event slot.

"I'm trying to get Doug's approval of that, but right now he doesn't want me to do that, he wants me to see if I can replace the whole main event," said Pelullo.

Despite the resistance, Pelullo is pushing for Sammy Gonzalez (7-0-1, KO 3) as an opponent for Andrade. Gonzalez fought to a draw last year on ESPN against Alberto Herrera, brother of Mauricio.

"It's a good co-feature fight," said Pelullo.

Corey Erdman is a member of the Yahoo boxing ratings committee, and a host at theScore on SIRIUS 158. Follow him on Twitter @corey_erdman

Tags: Ruslan Provodnikov , Mauricio Herrera , Provodnikov vs Herrera , Provodnikov-Herrera


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by vicmatic1, on 08-04-2011
was looking forward for ruslan's return..hes exciting to watch..hope he comes back soon

comment by Team Vitaminas, on 08-04-2011
Man no one wants to see Andrade , not even in the audience lol.

comment by onechance87, on 08-04-2011
yes try to replace the main event.Idk wtf happend to andrade.

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (3) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Hall Vows To Take Caballero To ...
  Roman Gonzalez is Training For ...
  Rey Vargas Will Return To Actio...
  Sanchez: Golovkin Would Go To 1...
  Frankie Gomez Starting To Make ...
  Andy Lee Wants Shots at 154/160...
  Marco A. Rubio: I Demand My Rig...
  Ola Afolabi Plans To Get More A...
  Roach on the Pacquiao-Algieri F...
  Mike Tyson and Jamie Foxx in Ta...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2003-2013 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.