Andrade, Monroe Could Be Added To Provodnikov-Molina

By Steve Kim

On June 11th from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York, Ruslan Provodnikov makes his Showtime televised debut versus John Molina. Now the focus centers around the rest of the broadcast.

According to Artie Pelullo, the head of Banner Promotions, former WBO 154-pound titlist, Demetrius Andrade (22-0, 15KOs) could be the semi-main that night against Charles Hatley (26-1-1, 18KOs).

"We're trying to get the fight made, [Showtime Sports head] Stephen Espinoza has said we can put Hatley and Andrade in the co-feature on June 11th underneath Provodnikov and Molina and Don King has been unresponsive about making a deal," Pelullo told on Friday.

Demetrius Andrade

Andrade-Hatley would be part of the WBC tournament that was unveiled earlier this year. If no deal is struck between the two sides, Pelullo says - "We'll request a purse bid and whoever wins the bid puts the fight on. If we win the bid and they don't want to put the fight on, then hopefully the WBC will go down the list."

Willie Monroe Jr, who last year faced Gennady Golovkin for the middleweight title, is also a strong possibility to be added to this card.

"Right now, we're looking to put Willie on that same show and we're talking to Sergiy Derevyanchenko,'' said Pelullo. Monroe has not fought since last May 16th,when he was stopped by Golovkin in six, while Derevyanchenko stopped Mike Guy this past Tuesday night.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 03-19-2016

Provo-Molina would be pretty good as long as Molina actually lets his hands go. Andrade has got to be one of the biggest wastes of talent I have seen in the past 6 years or so. The guy could have…

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 03-19-2016

[QUOTE=OctoberRed;16545054]Thats what people said about Molina-Matthysse and it turned out to be a near Fight of The Year[/QUOTE] You are right on that but nobody knew at that time that Mattysse chin was dented already

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 03-19-2016

[QUOTE=kidaguilar;16545525]your tripping. This is a beautiful train wreck waiting to happen.[/QUOTE] Molina has consistently has shown that he can't compete at the B level. His style benefits Provo. I will admit that it will be a fun action packed fight…

Comment by kidaguilar on 03-19-2016

[QUOTE=STREET CLEANER;16544969]Provo vs Molina is a crappy fight[/QUOTE] your tripping. This is a beautiful train wreck waiting to happen.

Comment by MasterPlan on 03-19-2016

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;16545157]Why is Don King getting in the way of Andrade vs Hatley on Showtime? It's not like he can offer anything better these days.[/QUOTE] Don has had his guys on Showtime a bunch recently (most notably Amir Imam, and Carlos…

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