by David P. Greisman
Though there is not a rematch clause mandating another bout between Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov, that doesn’t mean a rematch isn’t still a possibility, according to Provodnikov’s promoter, Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions.
“There’s a one-fight option with Top Rank. We’ll co-promote,” Pelullo told BoxingScene.com after Provodnikov’s 10th-round stoppage of Alvarado on Saturday night in Broomfield, Colo. “It could be a rematch, absolutely.”
Precisely what happens with Provodnikov, Banner Promotions and Top Rank will be determined by the two promoters, he said.
“We’ll find out when we decide together,” Pelullo said.
As for whether Pelullo would like Provodnikov-Alvarado 2 to take place?
“I think I would do what’s best for all concerns,” he said. “I think Alvarado, if he wants a rematch and Ruslan agrees, I think he should get one.”