Provodnikov Beats Down, Stops Castillo in Five

By Alexey Sukachev

Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia - In his first fight back since the upset split decision loss to Chris Algieri in June, former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17KOs) beat down 40-year old Mexican veteran Jose Luis Castillo (66-13-1, 57KOs) , who previously held the WBC lightweight title years ago and is viewed by most as being well past his best days. Provodnikov got a fifth round knockout after working Castillo over round after round.

Provodikov went right after Castillo, throwing punches from all angles to the head and body. Castillo landed a few decent punches, but not enough to slow Provodnikov down. "Siberian Rocky" continued to land in the second to the head and body. During the fourth, Castillo got the inside and stood his ground, choosing to go toe to toe with Provodnikov and getting hit with plenty of counters for his trouble.

In the fifth, Castillo was rocked and then bombed hard with punches until he went down. He made it up but then bombed some more until he was going down for a second time and somewhat motioned to the referee that he'd had enough and the referee jumped in to wave things off as Castillo crumpled down to the canvas for a second time.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxing maniac on 11-29-2014

[QUOTE=Truth.;15142276]When is Roberto Garcia next fighting? Thought he was supposed to be fighting on November 1st?[/QUOTE] He was supposed to fight November 1st on Showtime but fight ggot moved to January/February heard he was trying to get a fight with…

Comment by Box-Office on 11-29-2014

Great win, well

Comment by Rip Chudd on 11-29-2014

[QUOTE=Cinci Champ;15141487]were they really offered or just someone saying it cause it seems like provo and ggg like to tell everyone no one will fight them but it seems thats not really the case. Besides your telling me even if…

Comment by Wizardsh on 11-29-2014

[QUOTE=paulf;15141501]No one knows Gracia really, meanwhile Castillo is an absolute legend. Provodnikov, in front of his home crowd, got to knock out a shot-to-**** legendary fighter.... far to common these days. Provodnikov: The New Danny Green.[/QUOTE] Why are you calling…

Comment by John Locke on 11-29-2014

[QUOTE=boxing maniac;15142273]Funny thing is Team Garcia was only asking for 250k to fight Provodnikov so why pay Castillo 500 k ?[/QUOTE] When is Roberto Garcia next fighting? Thought he was supposed to be fighting on November 1st?

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