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Ruslan Provodnikov: I May Finish My Boxing Career Soon

By Alexey Sukachev

WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) is presently in the States, diligently preparing for his upcoming battle with undefeated challenger Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs), which is set to take place on June 14 at the Barclays Center on Brooklyn, New York. Provodnikov was contacted by Russian daily “Novyje Izvestia” and… revealed some interesting facts about his future.

RP: I’m not going to stay in boxing for a long time. Probably, I’ll finish my career as a prizefighter pretty soon. I never planned to defend my title one time after another for years. What has attracted me to pugilism in the very first place was the chance to feed my family.

Daily: You were paid just a hundred USD for a single round not so long ago. Now you can earn millions, and you are still talking about a possible retirement…

RP: I love training children and I love helping people in every possible way. My people (Mansi) are eager to see me as their deputy, the nation’s representative of the regional level. I have already received a verbal offer, and I agreed on it. I’ll work for the good of my people.

Daily: But what is about the world of boxing?!

RP: Don’t worry. Our governor Natalia Komarova presented my hometown of Beryozovo with a new sports arena. It’ll be opened by the end of 2015. And it’ll be named after me. And I’ll be quietly departing from the sport at the same time. I have achieved everything I wished for in boxing. I have never planned to become a superstar. I have always dreamt about some quiet life after the end of my career. However, my people want me to be their deputy. Though I don’t rule out a chance that my desire to accept this offer will still be the same two years from now, before the next elections.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by C-SHO on 05-28-2014

[QUOTE=Rikanlynx86;14597737]The point is that this article was about him talking about retiring to help out his home. He acknowledged how he is happy with what he has accomplished in humble fashion, and out of nowhere you get these unbelievable comments…

Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 05-28-2014

[QUOTE=C-SHO;14597675]You one them fanboys? cant deal with criticism of someone you dont even know? Makes me wonder how you would react to personal criticism.[/QUOTE] The point is that this article was about him talking about retiring to help out his…

Comment by C-SHO on 05-28-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14597666]Just goes to show NSB will always find a reason to hate somebody....no matter what it is. I remember when people were hating on Golovkin because of the clothes he wore. Come on NSB, pick up your game[/QUOTE] You one…

Comment by Hougigo on 05-28-2014

Just goes to show NSB will always find a reason to hate somebody....no matter what it is. I remember when people were hating on Golovkin because of the clothes he wore. Come on NSB, pick up your game

Comment by C-SHO on 05-28-2014

[QUOTE=La_Vibora;14596548]This thread proves that peoplewill find a reason to hate on someone. Ruslan makes every fight he is in exciting, he is fearless in the ring, he ducks no one, is very humble, and plans to retire a bit early…

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