Ruslan Provodnikov: “If it wasn't for boxing, I would probably be in jail”
Jun 10 2014 10:23 PM
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“The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov will make the first defense of his WBO light welterweight title against undefeated scholar-brawler and Long Island native CHRIS ALGIERI.

Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs), born and raised in Berezovo, Khanty-Mansi, Russia in Siberia, is trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach and won his title by challenging WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Mike Alvarado and scoring a dramatic 10th round stoppage to claim his world title on October 19, 2013.

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Skibbz says:

Ruslan's Siberia is one of the most unforgiving and harshest places to live in the world. It has no doubt casted him into the champion he has become. Boxing is his lifeline as it has been for many many other fighters. Through fighting and victory Ruslan can improve the lives of his family and friends, and put his hometown on the world map for many years to come.