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Team Provodnikov To Nacho: We'd Outdo Marquez-Bradley

By Ryan Burton

Last week an article by BoxingScene.com's Miguel Rivera was published that stated that hall of fame trainer Nacho Beristain believes that WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov brings nothing to the table financially for Mexican icon Juan Manuel Marquez to consider facing him in the near future. Over the past couple of months, Provodnikov has repeatedly called out the four division champion and Beristain feels that Provodnikov is only calling out Marquez for his own financial gain.

BoxingScene.com recently spoke to Provodnikov's manager Vadim Kornilov to get his take on Beristain's comments.  Kornilov feels that a Marquez-Provodnikov pay-per-view fight would produce fireworks and he also believes it has a legitimate shot at producing more pay-per-view buys than Marquez's October fight against Tim Bradley.

"I'm glad that Nacho came forward and said something.  To us that means that they're at least considering the fight. Especially when he said that Ruslan wants to make some money and then concluded with a hint that Marquez would consider the fight if offered the right money.  Well, Ruslan is ready to let Marquez make more money and we are pretty sure that this fight will do better in pay-per-view numbers than his fight with Bradley.

"Everybody knows that every fight with Ruslan brings excitement and suspense, and Ruslan's fight with Tim Bradley proved that. It was the most exciting fight Tim Bradley has ever had and that was because Ruslan was a part of it.  The same goes for Provodnikov versus Marquez, it's what everybody wants to see. It's what people are willing to pay money for.  The promoters have to come together and try to figure out an enticing deal for Marquez and then I'm pretty sure we'll have a fight. Marquez is a great warrior. He has proved that throughout his career and deep inside I'm sure he wants the challenge because he always took challenges in fighting only the best, just like Ruslan!" Kornilov told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ray* on 02-11-2014

JMM is 40 ish, he has the right to pick and choose which fights he want. He also turned down a khan fight sometime ago but khan was heckled for wanting to fight JMM at that time. So why aren't…

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 02-11-2014

[QUOTE=turnedup;14225637]Nacho and Marquez want no parts of this monster...no parts..hell not even in Mexico.[/QUOTE] Exactly, Marquez ain't ready for that type of war...I don't think the old dog has another one of those in him...

Comment by Ray* on 02-11-2014

To be honest Provo would probably bring more fans to the table than what Bradley brought to the table.

Comment by Respect Power on 02-11-2014

[QUOTE=turnedup;14225637]Nacho and Marquez want no parts of this monster...no parts..hell not even in Mexico.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Jalisciense909;14226184]You'd have to be crazy to not want to see Marquez vs. Provodnikov, but at this point in Marquez's career I think it's a lose-lose fight…

Comment by HeroBando on 02-11-2014

[QUOTE=drenlou;14225600]Every significant fight,might end up on ppv this year,...veryvsad **** man ,promoters are getting too greedy,and its gonna hurt boxing .[/QUOTE] The networks cant afford to pay 5m+ in purse money, which is what it will take to get just…

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