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Provodnikov Pumped, Wants Brandon Rios WBO Title Bout

By Ruslan Chikov

As BoxingScene.com first reported last week, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) ordered a title battle between 26-year-old Brandon Rios (WBO #1, 31-0-1, 23KOs) and 28-year-old Ruslan Provodnikov (WBO #2, 22-1, 15KOs). The junior welterweight title currently held by Juan Manuel Marquez is going to become vacant because the Mexican boxer is moving up to fight Manny Pacquiao for a fourth time on December 8th in Las Vegas.

Provodnikov hopes the fight will happen, but Rios could receive a far more lucrative opportunity with a fight against Pacquiao on April 20th. 

"This battle is the [biggest] opportunity of my life. Therefore, when there was an official confirmation [from the WBO], I was just so emotional. Only a few people know what I went through to get this opportunity. In fact, I already knew that most likely my opponent [for the WBO title] would be Rios. To be honest, I wanted to fight him even more so than Alvarado. As they say, thoughts become reality. I believe in myself and in my abilities. Perhaps this is the most important thing. And my statements about being ready to fight anybody - it's not just big words," Provodnikov said.

"I'm sure [the fight would take place] in be America and, therefore, it will air on HBO."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fallen9182 on 10-29-2012

Just the thought of Rios vs Pacquiao makes me cringe Such a dumb fight. Rios is going to get badly hurt.

Comment by THE REED™ on 10-29-2012

Great fight.....

Comment by ddangerous on 10-29-2012

Lots of good fights on the horizon for Rios. A fight with Provo for a title would be wise because if he beat Provo, which I think he would, having a title would give him more leverage financially to fight…

Comment by kiaba360 on 10-29-2012

[QUOTE=hougigo;12647192]Pacquiao fight[/QUOTE] That's the obvious, but I still have faith that Team Rios will make the smart decision and bring him along steadily. I think Bradley/Rios is more of a possibility.

Comment by Cali boxer on 10-29-2012

So many opportunities for Rios it's crazy, but none of these fights would be happening if it wasn't for his crowd pleasing style. After watching Miguel Vasquez fight this weekend I have a new found love and respect for what…

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