Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roach Felt it Was Hometown Cooking in Ruslan Loss

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Freddie Roach, trainer for Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16KOs), felt there was hometown cooking from the two judges who scored the fight, 114-112, for Chris Algieri (20-0, 8KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The third judge had it 117-109. Algieri was down twice in the first round and his right eye was swollen shut by the eight round of the contest.

"The two local judges did vote for the local boy, and the one judge had it by a margin of [eight] points [for Ruslan] and HBO had it by nine or ten [for Ruslan], so yeah I am [saying it was a hometown decision]," Roach said.

But, Roach does not regret the team's decision to face Algieri, a big ticket seller in New York, on his home turf. Roach does want a neutral venue if a rematch comes about.

"It was a good offer [to fight in Brooklyn]. I had Miguel Cotto fighting here [in New York] last week. It was a pretty good situation. We were here for two weeks and acclimatized to the East Coast. I think somewhere neutral or maybe we'll do a rematch in Russia," Roach said.

"Winning and losing is part of life. This what makes us a better fighter. This is how we grow. We are going to improve and make it more clearer next time we fight this guy."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Check on 06-17-2014

Provo lost, get over it. Most of the public agrees so obviously not a hometown decision.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 06-17-2014

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;14666368]Cmon, Provo be showing up at Brooklyn Nets games and its a homecooking :lol1: Even HBO said it themsleves during commentary this fight was a push towards marketing a Russian fighter out in Brooklyn because of the Russian population. From…

Comment by BoZz on 06-17-2014

Roach is a fkn idiot,shakey should keep his mouth shut,he's losing his brain day by day..his rubbish boxer got out boxed like a lil b1tch and he knows it ,roach is a joke of a coach..punch drunk bum trainer

Comment by A-Wolf on 06-17-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14666210]Right. A guy who fights in a in about a 1500 seat ballroom got a favorable decision over the most recent wet dream of a growing idiot based of uneducated fight fans. Makes sense.[/QUOTE] :lol1: [COLOR="White"]..........[/COLOR]

Comment by Realboxingfan1 on 06-17-2014

[QUOTE=Flaco-N13;14668935]DUDE my bad I meant knock down. Need I say "MOORE". What an idiot MOORE MOORE[/QUOTE] Lmao .the stupid is still in you,even with your correction ,because you score a knockdown automatically you win the fight right that's what your…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (81)
Top Headlines Malignaggi Warns: Horn Will Not Be That Easy For Crawford Barthelemy Takes Advantage of Delayed Date For Relikh Title Fight Nico Hernandez vs. Jozsef Ajtai Set For February 10 Miguel Cotto, Golden Boy Announce Series of Shows at PR Presser IBF Goes Through Some Changes To Start Off The New Year The Contender is Officially Coming Back in 2018 - On EPIX Photos: Ryota Murata, Emanuele Blandamura - Go Face To Face Spence: If Anybody Saw Flaws They Can Capitalize On - Call Al! Parker: Joshua Doesn't Take Criticism Well, I'll Smile at His Punches Otto Wallin Assures That Adrian Granat Showdown Will Happen Errol Spence on Keith Thurman: I'm Gonna Smoke Him Easy! Weekend Review: Spence Impressive, Easter Struggles, More Javier Fortuna: I'll Go to Easter's Hometown to Get My Rematch Spence: 'I Have No Idea' if Garcia Would Fight Me Next; Ask Him! Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson: Afterthoughts Usyk Training Very Hard, Calls Briedis His "Biggest Challenge" Yet Jamie Moore Talks Shooting, Recovery, Frampton-Donaire Anthony Joshua Plans To Be Quicker, Aims To Crack Parker's Chin Jayson Mama Wins WBO Regional Belt With TKO Victory Cesar Barrionuevo Blasts Out Adrian Veron in One Round Andy Lee, O'Sullivan Both Ready To Face Daniel Jacobs Ryota Murata vs. Emanuele Blandamura on April 15 in Japan Errol Spence - 'The Truth' About Ambition Shannon Briggs: After I Beat Fury, They Must Give Me Title Shot! Mares on Santa Cruz Rematch, Valdez-Quigg, Frampton-Donaire Petit vs. Kasmi Ends in Violence After Riot Erupts - Video Joshua Admits That Parker's Steroid Taunts Got Under His Skin DiBella Doubts Arum Wants to Put Crawford in With Spence Now Anthony Joshua Explains Why He's in No Rush To Fight in America Joseph Diaz: I Want To Beat Gary Russell, Unify 126 By 2019 Gilberto Ramirez Would Travel to UK For Groves, Eubank, Smith Parker's Promoter: Exposing Joshua's Glass Jaw Got Us The Fight Porter: Spence Isn't an Option Next; I'm Not Ranked By the IBF Kiram is Inspired By Sor Rungvisai To Shock Lucas Matthysse Marcus Browne: I Need a World Title Shot, I'll Face Any Champ! Photos: Robert Easter Survives Close Call With Javier Fortuna Alexander: If Victor Ortiz Lasts Seven Rounds - I'll Be Surprised Photos: Errol Spence Gives Lamont Peterson a Vicious Beating Joe Joyce on Daniel Dubois: I Don't Think He Really Wants It! Kownacki: I Made The Fight A lot Harder Than I Should Have
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement