Provodnikov Targets Adrien Broner For The Fall, SHO is Interested

By Steve Kim

This Saturday night from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York, junior welterweight contender Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18KOs) faces John Molina in what will be his debut on Showtime.

In recent years, Showtime's boxing content has extensively featured boxers who are advised by Al Haymon. The hope is that Provodnikov - with his new Showtime contract - will be able to mix it up with his clients.

And Artie Pelullo, the head of Banner Promotions, has a particular match-up he's yearning for - former four division world champion Adrien Broner.

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"Adrien Broner, that's the fight we want," he said a couple of weeks ago at the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles, where a media workout was held for this event.

"That's the fight Showtime wants to make, that's the fight we want to make and I believe it can be made because this fights has already been discussed."

The question is, does Broner (32-2, 24KOs) want any part of it?

"I am being told he's willing to do the fight. So we'll see, I don't know that. But if it's not Adrien Broner, there's (Danny) Garcia, there's (Lamont) Peterson,''stated Pelullo, who negotiated this deal for Provodnikov a few months ago.

Regardless of who he'll fight next, if Provodnikov comes out victorious this weekend, his return according to Pelullo will take place in,"October, November. that's the date we're looking for and that's the date we're looking for to fight Adrien Broner."

Broner was last in the ring back in April, getting a ninth round stoppage of Ashley Theophane. Broner lost his WBA 140-pound title on the scales after failing to make the junior welterweight limit.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by revs1227 on 06-21-2016

good fight broner should win in a good tough fight

Comment by boothead1994 on 06-21-2016

[QUOTE=1hourRun;16781183]Bwhahahahahahaha![/QUOTE] What are you blabbering about, you're just a wannabe pretending to be a ghetto thug on the internet. What you say has no bearing loser.

Comment by Kell Mercury on 06-13-2016

[QUOTE=larryxxx...;16782790]But he beat the big puncher Molina who just beat Ruslan[/QUOTE] Molina was awful in that fight. It was a worse showing than Klitschko in his abject performance against Fury. Provodnikov no matter how limited and crude wouldn't stop coming…

Comment by larryxxx.. on 06-12-2016

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland.;16781586]Broner is too uncomfortable against guys like Provodnikov. The guy wilts when he faces punches, he should continue to take the Khan route to a payday, avoid punchers.[/QUOTE] But he beat the big puncher Molina who just beat Ruslan

Comment by larryxxx.. on 06-12-2016


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