Ruslan Provodnikov, Victor Postol - Manager Gives Career Updates

By Steve Kim

Manager Vadim Kornilov is best known for handling the careers of former world champions Ruslan Provodnikov (25-5, 18 KOs) and Victor Postol (28-1, 12 KOs), who both of whom lost their only bouts in 2016.

Last week Kornilov said of Provodnikov  - who was out-pointed by John Molina on June 11th, 2016 - "I think he's just enjoying his time in politics, he's in Congress, he's a deputy."

"He got more votes than any other deputy when he was getting elected back in September. He's enjoying that but as far as whether he's retired or not, I think it's on the borderline. He's still considering offers."


So for the time being he is a politician in his native land in Russia and if he doesn't fight at all in 2017, should he be considered a retired prizefighter?

Kornilov state - "If he doesn't fight by the end of the year, I would probably say yes."

The manager did add - "We're getting some offers but nothing serious."

As for the Ukrainian-born Postol, who lost WBC title in a unification with WBO champion Terrence Crawford in the headline bout of an HBO Pay-Per-View event last July 23 - "Right now we're just waiting to see what Top Rank will offer us. Top Rank is still involved with Postol as a co-promoter. We've done great business together so far. I'm happy with everything, it's been a great relationship and a great experience and I just want to see what happens next.

"I've been waiting for Top Rank to hear if they can get him another fight."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P.K Dionysus on 02-07-2017

You know how sometimes, there are professional athletes who are so genuinely likable, that you feel legit happiness for them when you found out that they're doing well out of the sport? This is one of those cases for me.…

Comment by Bda31175 on 02-07-2017

I'm glad to hear Provodnikov is finding a life after boxing. He was awesome to watch and I would have preferred him to Molina in the ring with Crawford. He just racked up too many losses bringing big drama show…

Comment by Tony Trick-Pony on 02-06-2017

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;17407891]Manager Vadim Kornilov is best known for handling the careers of former world champions Ruslan Provodnikov (25-5, 18 KOs) and Victor Postol (28-1, 12 KOs), who both of whom lost their only bouts in 2016. [[URL=]Click Here To Read More[/URL]][/QUOTE]…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 02-06-2017

Postol beats everyone at 140 besides maybe Diaz and def Crawford!.. Needs to be active, he'll only look good against an opponent who will take the lead and come to him! Provo is done, Matthysse took his prime away from…

Comment by giacomino on 02-06-2017

Postol never beats Crawford or probably Garcia at 140 on their worst days, but he's a good fighter and IMO would take Burns' belt if Burns' promoter would let him fight him. Which he won't

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