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 Last update:  10/20/2013       Read more by David P. Greisman         
   
Ruslan Provodnikov is Dedicated to HBO, Promoter Says
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by David P. Greisman

Ruslan Provodnikov’s world title win over Mike Alvarado on Saturday night opens up plenty of doors for him, making him a more marketable name at junior welterweight (the division in which he won his title), as well as at welterweight (the division at which he went to war with Timothy Bradley earlier this year).

Yet the Banner Promotions fighter shouldn’t be expected to appear on Showtime against Golden Boy’s crop of 140- and 147-pound stars, according to Banner’s Artie Pelullo.

“Right now we’re fighting with HBO and only HBO,” Pelullo told BoxingScene.com after Provodnikov’s victory. “That’s what we choose to do. We’re dedicated to HBO. HBO gave us a chance.”

Provodnikov first appeared on HBO in March, albeit as an opponent in what was supposed to be a showcase fight for welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley. Provodnikov came into that bout seeking to upset those plans by upsetting Bradley, and he came close to doing so, hurting Bradley badly in a war that ended with Bradley edging out a close decision win.

He was back on HBO this past Saturday against now-former 140-pound beltholder Alvarado. And it’s highly likely he’ll be back on again in 2014.

As for when Provodnikov will be back: “I don’t think we’re going to know anything until the end of December,” Pelullo said.

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comment by The Raw Dog, on 10-22-2013
The Russian dude is a Roach fighter, so he will stay fighting guys that could cause Manny a threat, then Manny will swoop In to eat his left overs. Pacquiao vs Bradley should be the next logical fight if Manny wins, but Arum will prop up the Russian dude in front of Bradley to protect Manny again...

comment by Weebler I, on 10-22-2013
[QUOTE=619 southpaw]i think it might be a mistake to align yourself with one network when you dont have to. taking such a hard line he could miss out on some big money fights with gbp fighters on showtime. i understand being loyal but they should keep there options open imo he is not going to be...

comment by MoneyMayGoat, on 10-22-2013
[QUOTE=619 southpaw]i think it might be a mistake to align yourself with one network when you dont have to. taking such a hard line he could miss out on some big money fights with gbp fighters on showtime. i understand being loyal but they should keep there options open imo he is not going to be...

comment by simms601, on 10-21-2013
[QUOTE=JoeMan]Ruslan made $600K in his fight with Alvarado. Not bad for a newly christened star in boxing, compared to say, Mares, whose biggest purse so far was his undercard fight in the Mayweather/Guerrero fight which was $300K. Who would want to go to Showtime if he's already making the ki...

comment by Evol, on 10-21-2013
[QUOTE=KEEP HUSTLIN]HBO for the face first brawlas wit no skill. Showtime where the skill fighters at :boxing:[/QUOTE] just last year your god was still fighting for hbo lmao! are u gonna let dude ram u from behind too if your god is doing the same? geez have a mind of your own.

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