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Provodnikov's Manager Confirms Castillo as Frontrunner

By Ryan Burton

Ruslan Provodnikov's manager Vadim Kornilov has advised BoxingScene.com that former champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57KOs) is the frontrunner to face Provodnikov on November 28th in Russia.

Castillo's son took to Twitter earlier today and announced that the fight was finalized. Kornilov revealed that Castillo was the frontrunner but cautioned that an agreement had not yet been reached.

Despite losing to Chris Algieri in June, Provodnikov has had difficulty finding an opponent for his fall return. Several fighters turned down the opportunity to face the "Siberian Rocky" in the United States in bouts that would have been televised by HBO. Provdnikov's promoter Artie Pellulo recent stated that Mauricio Herrera and Zab Judah also turned down mid-six figure purses to face the former WBO junior welterweight champion in Russia. 

Castillo, at his best at 135-pounds, has been fighting as high as junior middleweight in recent years. He fought twice this, winning both times be knockout in five.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Southpawology on 10-08-2014

He went from unbeatable russian monster to losing to a pretty boy college graduate and now to fighting 50year old retired mexican fighters in his own hometown. Wow How quickly the mighty have fallen. LOL.

Comment by El-blanco on 10-08-2014

[QUOTE=paulf;15008987]When I clicked the headline, I was thinking "[I]Surely isn't not Jose Luis Castillo. SURELY NOT.... SUR-..... Oh... Are you ****ing serious??[/I]" May was well be fighting Golden Johnson.[/QUOTE] I was thinking the exact same thing. And actually a few…

Comment by paulf on 10-08-2014

When I clicked the headline, I was thinking "[I]Surely isn't not Jose Luis Castillo. SURELY NOT.... SUR-..... Oh... Are you ****ing serious??[/I]" May was well be fighting Golden Johnson.

Comment by The Big Dunn on 10-08-2014

[QUOTE=Bardock;15008971]Wtf you talking about Ebola carrying freak?[/QUOTE] I think Castillo should not be fighting and could be in serious trouble fighting Provodnikov.

Comment by VG_Addict on 10-08-2014

I'd still like to see Provodnikov-Matthysse.

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