WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov is coming off a win of the WBO light welterweight title after losing the WBO welterweight title in the fight prior to that. Provodnikov will now defend his WBO light welterweight title bout for the first time as he will face Chris Algieri on June 14 at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York. Ruslan Provodnikov opened as a -650 favorite with the Boxing odds while Chris Algieri opened as a +475 dog.
The 30 year old Ruslan Provodnikov stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall with a reach of 66 inches and an orthodox stance. He is a native of Beryozovo, Russia where he still resides. Provodnikov is the top ranked Russian light welterweight while ranking 3rd in the world. Provodnikov has a career record of 23 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws. Provodnikov has a total of 16 knockouts out of his 23 career wins while never having suffered a knockout loss. Provodnikov is coming off an RTD win in the 10th round of a scheduled 12 round but against Mike Alvarado for the WBO light welterweight title that took place on October 19, 2013 at the 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, Denver, Colorado, USA. Prior to that Provodnikov lost a 12 round unanimous decision to Timothy Bradley on March 16, 2013 for the WBO welterweight title at the Home Depot Center, Carson, CA.
The 30 year old Chris Algieri stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall with a reach of 72 inches with an orthodox stance. Algieri is a native of Huntington, New York where he still resides and has a career record of 19 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws with 8 out of his 19 career wins coming by knockout. Algieri is ranked 17th in the United States and 46th in the world. He is coming off a unanimous decision win against Emmanuel Taylor in a 10 round bout that took place on February 14, 2014 at the Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York.
Algieri enters this bout undefeated but also outclassed and we’ll go with the champ Provodnikov in this one!