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The only item that comes to mind for omitting Provodnikov from the action at 147 is his friendship with Manny Pacquiao. He snacked on raw moose meat. Provodnikov is probably one of the toughest kids out there but I think Chris has the tools to win the fight."
Kornilov then reached out to Provodnikov's promoter, Artie Pelullo to get the wheels rolling on bringing the fight to the Barclays Center. Mike Alvarado showdown. I’d like to think that the two can fight and still maintain their friendship. This is obviously a big step up. However, on Friday, Pelullo moved the bout to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn when its management made a better offer to serve as the host.
Provodnikov stood among a whirl of pushy Russian reporters and recited his life story. But there
 I still do,” he said. Alvarado’s been in a lot of savage fights lately, and he’s 33. We expect everyone to be respectful of other commenters. In his youth, Provodnikov gained strength by swimming in icy waters. We've given him tougher assignments each fight out and he's risen to the occasion. He described Beryozovo as an outpost with water on one side and forest on the other, and with a single boxing gym. Pelullo engaged in talks with Brett Yormark, CEO of the Barclays, to make the deal a reality. Provodnikov was born in Beryozovo, Siberia, in 1984. I don’t have any inside information on this point, but it’s likely an issue. It has a surreal quality, like an old Pravda “official biography” that was written for a Punch-Out!! character. “I eat a lot of frozen, raw moose liver. Juan Manuel Marquez will have something to prove after struggling with the elusive, quick footed Bradley, and I think his right hand will be tough for Mike to avoid.  Freddie Roach has expressed reservations, which is no small thing due to his strong relationships with both fighters. Now that he doesn’t have a belt, give the man a competitive fight that’s not a war. It’s been done before. It's fine to have differences of opinion, but there's no need to act like a jerk.  I understand the hesitancy that comes with fighting someone you’ve sparred with and supported, but if this really is an obstacle Provodnikov should realize his career could suffer due to it. I was offered a fight with Lamont Peterson, then with the winner of the Brandon Rios vs. It’s very healthy.”
"I'm proud of the way we moved Chris," said DeGuardia. Pelullo says he has a deal in place and will make it official on Monday, adding that he never signed an agreement with Nassau Coliseum.
- I was first told about this possibility in December. With that said, a lot of fans hope Mike pulls off the upset so we won’t have to face yet another Marquez-Pacquiao fight.
On Thursday, Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions, Provodnikov's promoter, issued a press release announcing the fight and that it would take place at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. "We've been fortunate to build him up at the Paramount. But then various opportunities occurred. We've progressed on the networks -- Azteca, NBC Sports, ESPN, and now it's HBO. -- a few minutes from Algieri's hometown -- with a news conference scheduled there on Tuesday.


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