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Provodnikov's Manager: Rios Has To Make 140, Do VADA

By Yuri Tarantin

The manager of the WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov is looking at the possibility of getting his fighter in the ring with former champion Brandon Rios in either May or June. Vadim Kornilov says Rios is a serious possibility for them, but the Mexican slugger would have to get down to 140-pounds and also take part in a random drug test protocol with VADA.

In his last fight, Rios moved up to welterweight and lost a twelve round decision to Manny Pacquiao. After the match, Rios tested positive for a banned substance.

Kornilov said - "At the moment Rios is one of the main options for Ruslan's next fight, which could take place in May or June in the U.S. If Brandon can make weight at 140 pounds and agree to a full-fledged drug testing protocol with VADA, then I think the audience will see another unforgettable match, which will be a contender for "Fight of the Year."

Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for Allboxing.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by big_james10 on 02-14-2014

I don't even know why they bother with sanctioning bodies. Top Rank has its belts and GBP has its belts. Only Top Rank fighters fight for Top Rank belts (regardless of whether they deserve the shot) and only GBP fighters…

Comment by Southpawology on 02-14-2014

Rios will agree to these terms no problem

Comment by HanzGruber on 02-14-2014

Rios loses 2 fights in a row and gets a title shot. This shows how weak tr is

Comment by Senor_frogs on 02-14-2014

That's why they're calling it a tune up fight. Everything your saying about Ruslan can be said about Marquez. He dropped that belt, Provo picked it up. Marquez is the bigger draw so is rios. So why should Marquez or…

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 02-14-2014

I get why Provodnikov's manager is saying such a thing especially about VADA which they should get (although not like that stopped Rios before nor did failing seem to effect Rios' career in any way). Still what is out there…

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