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Tim Bradley-Provodnikov Close for 3/16, VADA Testing

By Ryan Maquiñana

Welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley is close to finalizing a March 16th bout with Ruslan Provodnikov, sources have advised BoxingScene.com.  A venue has not been determined, although Southern California is in play in terms of a locale. HBO will televise.

Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs), a former junior welterweight champion from Palm Springs, Calif., is coming off a controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao where he suffered ligament damage in both feet.  Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KOs),  a native of Beryozovo, Russia, served as Pacquiao’s sparring partner for the Bradley clash and is on a five-bout winning streak.

Provodnikov, currently ranked at junior welterweight, was one of the original candidates to face Bradley on Dec. 15 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden Theater.  However, the matchup never came to fruition, and neither man has fought since last June.

MaxBoxing.com’s Steve Kim revealed on Twitter that Bradley would submit to random drug testing administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).  BoxingScene.com has been informed that in the event that Provodnikov secures the fight, he will also sign up for VADA testing.

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for NBCOlympics.com during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by radioraheem on 05-16-2014

[QUOTE=PBP;14559252]Exactly. We're all guilty of it myself included. The sad part of this is I wonder if they labeled him a "bum" after watching him fight or because they never heard of him? I wonder how many of them are…

Comment by radioraheem on 05-16-2014

[QUOTE=PBP;14559187]Wow. LOL. **** happens all the time but people were sleeping HEAVY on Ruslan. :lol1::lol1:[/QUOTE] :rofl: :rofl:

Comment by -PBP- on 05-16-2014

[QUOTE=The Gambler1981;14559223]People are so quick to spout off and knock fights that they never really think about what if I am wrong about this guy and he is better than I thought. What is worse about it is that even…

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 05-16-2014

[QUOTE=PBP;14559187]Wow. LOL. **** happens all the time but people were sleeping HEAVY on Ruslan. :lol1::lol1::lol1:[/QUOTE] People are so quick to spout off and knock fights that they never really think about what if I am wrong about this guy and…

Comment by jewishguy22 on 05-16-2014

Who dis some foreign guy Bradly shud fite Pakeyo if he gonna fight foreign guy

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