Freddie Roach talks Ruslan Provodnikov and Manny Pacquiao
May 31 2014 12:28 AM
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Trainer Freddie Roach talks about the preparation of Ruslan Provodnikov for his next fight against Chris Algieri on June 14 in Brooklyn, NY.  He also touches on the comments made by Ruslan about wanting to fight Pacquiao and how we would like Danny Garcia next for Pacquiao.

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Radam G says:

And it is just talk. Holla!

The Commish says:

Talk it is. Just talk.

Plus, I expect Chris Algieri to upset a lot of plans on June 14.

Skibbz says:

C'mon Commissioner! Ruslan does not give up, against the Siberian Rocky you have a no mercy all guts and glory fighter who pushes his body to it's very limits for victory.

Algieri may be in great shape, he may be slick but he has gaping holes in his game! Not just that, the man wants to be a medic after his boxing career.. He started in Kickboxing, moved to boxing and is already talking about his future plans. Sure there's forward planning… But Ruslan is only thinking about the here and now. He doesn't plan his future so meticulously, he forges a path through sweat and blood with only glory in mind.

@Radam Let's say for arguments sake that talk isn't cheap and this fight happens. Are you ready to start slugging it out verbally?!?!

Radam G says:

[QUOTE=Skibbz;54068]C'mon Commissioner! Ruslan does not give up, against the Siberian Rocky you have a no mercy all guts and glory fighter who pushes his body to it's very limits for victory.

Algieri may be in great shape, he may be slick but he has gaping holes in his game! Not just that, the man wants to be a medic after his boxing career.. He started in Kickboxing, moved to boxing and is already talking about his future plans. Sure there's forward planning… But Ruslan is only thinking about the here and now. He doesn't plan his future so meticulously, he forges a path through sweat and blood with only glory in mind.

@Radam Let's say for arguments sake that talk isn't cheap and this fight happens. Are you ready to start slugging it out verbally?!?![/QUOTE]

I'm always up for a good slugging-it-out-verbally match, mate! But there will be no fight. First, there is no TOP-level money in a scrap between the Siberian Rocky and the Mindanao Mauler unless you take it to Russia or Manila. And that is not happening.

The place to be nowadays for Da Manny is Macau or Singapore. The purses will be fat.

Don't be shocked if tSR dance with Broner on the Money May card in September. Holla!

Skibbz says:

[QUOTE=Radam G;54084]I'm always up for a good slugging-it-out-verbally match, mate! But there will be no fight. First, there is no TOP-level money in a scrap between the Siberian Rocky and the Mindanao Mauler unless you take it to Russia or Manila. And that is not happening.

The place to be nowadays for Da Manny is Macau or Singapore. The purses will be fat.

Don't be shocked if tSR dance with Broner on the Money May card in September. Holla![/QUOTE]

It is a shame because I think we'd have a top draw match up. Macau has to have overtaken Las Vegas.. I'm not sure on how much the casino's make in fight week but I heard they're raking in more than the original Sin City. All those Chinese billions have to go somewhere..

Shocked?! I'd be over the moon and back. Give Ruslan the legal right to put his hands on Broner and he would take care of him bad!

thegreyman says:

Provodnikov Broner… Hmmm. I think that would be one of the most enjoyable destructions to watch. If there's anyone that I'd like to see beat Broner down then it's Provodnikov. Especially after all the rubbish Broner would be chatting leading up to fight night.

To be completely honest though I can't see it happening. Just can't see Broner's people taking a fight like that: they know what would happen as well as we do- it's not like Provo's an unknown- his destructive traits speak volumes unto themselves.

As for Mayweather, I think its foolish to make a call on whether he'd take the fight- we don't know his mind. It'd be a great fight if it did happen though- Ruslan is at least a 50/50 prospect going in to any fight in my opinion. It would be a great test of Floyd's fitness, boxing ability, and, ultimately, his will.

brownsugar says:

If Provodnikov fought Mayweather he would be reduced to the fighter he was when he was struggling for recognition on ESPN. Not even Ruslan is making much effort to get that fight. The Siberian Rocky has established himself as a top player but his style is tailor made for Floyd.

Radam G says:

[QUOTE=brownsugar;54110]If Provodnikov fought Mayweather he would be reduced to the fighter he was when he was struggling for recognition on ESPN. Not even Ruslan is making much effort to get that fight. The Siberian Rocky has established himself as a top player but his style is tailor made for Floyd.[/QUOTE]

You are right if tSR doesn't shift punch. Shift punching will always break the “MayVinci Code.” Fam May knows and get it.

BTW, holla at Pops Joy May's latest seed staring to blossom. [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qohnNdGNByA. Holla!

Skibbz says:

If Floyd and Ruslan ever got in a ring to face eachother it would be very interesting.

@Brownsugar didn't people say Maidana is tailor made for Floyd? He gave him his toughest fight in a very long time. Ruslan is potentially (in my biased opinion) more determined to win than Maidana and probably packs a harder punch. His boxing skill is higher than Maidana's too and his fitness is greater. It would be a hard fight for Floyd no doubt.

Who would win? Floyd. Floyd is just too good. Ruslan would be walking onto shots, but he would get good work done on the inside. He's got an under rated left uppercut and throws a skull cracking over hand right. Something will catch Floyd, and then we might see something happen. Either way Floyd would be moving and making Ruslan miss. He would exhaust him, take it to his body then once he's sapped he would turn up the heat. Whatever anyone says Floyd is the best boxer in the world and to beat him you need more than just a solid punch!

Radam G says:

[QUOTE=Skibbz;54132]If Floyd and Ruslan ever got in a ring to face eachother it would be very interesting.

@Brownsugar didn't people say Maidana is tailor made for Floyd? He gave him his toughest fight in a very long time. Ruslan is potentially (in my biased opinion) more determined to win than Maidana and probably packs a harder punch. His boxing skill is higher than Maidana's too and his fitness is greater. It would be a hard fight for Floyd no doubt.

Who would win? Floyd. Floyd is just too good. Ruslan would be walking onto shots, but he would get good work done on the inside. He's got an under rated left uppercut and throws a skull cracking over hand right. Something will catch Floyd, and then we might see something happen. Either way Floyd would be moving and making Ruslan miss. He would exhaust him, take it to his body then once he's sapped he would turn up the heat. Whatever anyone says Floyd is the best boxer in the world and to beat him you need more than just a solid punch![/QUOTE]

Nevertheless, tSR has a crafty stealth shift left hook and shift right one that will mess up Money May's shoulder-roll flow and could close the show. And you are right, tSR has a sneaky, clandestine left uppercut missile that “Lil” Floyd will see a bit too late. Holla!

Skibbz says:

[QUOTE=Radam G;54143]Nevertheless, tSR has a crafty stealth shift left hook and shift right one that will mess up Money May's shoulder-roll flow and could close the show. And you are right, tSR has a sneaky, clandestine left uppercut missile that “Lil” Floyd will see a bit too late. Holla![/QUOTE]

He has a good shot but I think he would lose if Floyd is at his best.. Would be good to see how Floyd soaks up the pressure and how his body takes the pain of being battered by the Russian Bear Tamer.