Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roach Says Rios Wants No Part of Provodnikov

By Yuri Tarantin

According to Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23KOs) turned down the opportunity to face Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16KOs) in the fall. Provodnikov is being positioned for a November return, which is going to be his first fight since an upset split decision loss to Chris Algieri in June. With the defeat, Provodnikov also lost his WBO junior welterweight crown. Roach expects his fighter to win a world in the near future.

"I am confident that Ruslan will become a world champion [and] I don't think we'll have a long wait. Another thing is that he needed a rematch with Algieri to prove his own superiority. But the second fight will not happen. At the moment we have a few suggestions for Ruslan, about some good fighters he can fight. As for Rios, when the fight with Provodnikov came up he turned it down."

Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for Allboxing.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TLC8 on 08-28-2014

Provo just destroyed Alvarado in his back yard to claim the 140 belt. Prior to that fight Provo just gave Bradley the beating of his life at 147, and should have won that title too. Provo could not have been…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 08-28-2014

Funny how Ruslan couldn't go to 147 for Rios before, but after Algeri, he would move up to 147 for Manny, Rios, and Bradley. Rios was willing to fight at 140, but Arum told Ruslan that Rios couldn't make 140.…

Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 08-28-2014

Rios is done IMO. He looked terrible in his last fight. I don't think he can get away from one punch. Provodnikov KO's him. Rios career is almost done. Tough guy, loved watching him fight but he's done.

Comment by chepe009 on 08-28-2014

[QUOTE=Evol;14892804]Chasing? Lol. Nobody is chasing anyone. A fight against eachother was presented to both of them. Nobody is doing any chasing here.[/QUOTE] Dude, every day for the past 4-5 days, there's a post on here from provo camp saying they're…

Comment by LAPete on 08-28-2014

[QUOTE=WalkerSmith1921;14892875]Manny has the education of a 1st grader in the United States. We all know that America's education system is so much advanced than the Philippine's!! You *******s are so dam funny to think that Manny is pursuing a college…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (35)
Top Headlines Russian Boxing Scene Update: Upcoming Events Joshua Pleads With Wilder To Start Fighting Better Opponents Chavez Jr. Aims To Reclaim Lost Fans By Knocking Off Canelo Photo: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez on Weight, Ready For Battle Washington: I Have A lot That Deontay Wilder Hasn't Seen Before Usyk-Hunter, Gvozdyk-Gonzalez Added To Lomachenko-Sosa British Boxing News: Flanagan-Petrov, Skeete-Singleton, Jay Harris Holyfield Joins PBC Broadcast Team For Wilder-Washington WBC Outlines, Explains The 'Clean Boxing' Drug Testing Program Hughie Fury On Verge of Losing Parker Shot, Must Sign Contract Dmitry Bivol Pounds, Stops Robert Berridge in Four Rounds Tony Bellew: I Want To Be Out Of Boxing Within 12 Months Izu Ugonoh on Signing His Deal With Al Haymon Wilder Aims To Send Message With Statement KO of Washington Jacobs' Adviser: Golovkin Will Pay on 3/18 for Canelo Negotiations Chavez Jr: Canelo Alvarez is Afraid of Gennady Golovkin! Frank Warren: I Strongly Fancy Walsh To Beat Gervonta Davis Braekhus Feels Refreshed With New Team, Plans For Showcase Joe Ham To Fight For Belt On Burns vs. Indongo Card De La Hoya: Canelo Would Beat Mayweather 'Easy' in Rematch! Luke Campbell Hopes To Get a Crack at Mikey Garcia's Title Chavez: I've Fought Better Opponents Than Canelo, I Can't Lose! Angel Garcia and The New York State Athletic Commission Horn's Promoter Will Wait To See How Pacquiao-Khan Plays Out Sullivan Barrera Denies Receiving Contract For Beterbiev Fight Arum Skeptical of $38M Offer to Bring Pacquiao-Khan to the UAE Roy Jones Jr. Wants Anderson Silva on Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Director Doubts Canelo-Chavez "Bet" Will Push Through Pacquiao Announces He is Negotiating With Khan for Next Fight Photo: Dmitry Bivol vs. Robert Berridge – Official Weigh-In Sanchez Adjusts Golovkin's Sparring Schedule For Jacobs Fight Emmanuel Rodriguez-Omar Narvaez Moves To March 11 SHO Bill Photos: Deontay Wilder, Gerald Washington Open Workouts Haye Wants Steel Fence To Avoid Violent Bust-Up With Bellew Miguel Flores Makes No Excuses After TKO Loss To Dat Nguyen Canelo: Chavez Jr. Accepted Our Bet, He Better Honor It After Loss! Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo Deal is Reached Oner: Avni Yildirim Too Strong, Will Take Teeth of David Benavides Adrian Granados Will Be Back on Showtime, Says Manager Cautious Chavez Certain He’ll Make 164.5 for Canelo Fight
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement