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Ruslan Provodnikov wants to impress, earn fight with Manny Pacquiao
Ruslan Provodnikov wants to impress, earn fight with Manny Pacquiao

Ruslan Provodnikov is moving toward the tricky moment of needing to call out his stablemate Manny Pacquiao. Before that, he can just concentrate on what he does best: throw power punches in a hurry and continue to draw a crowd around his abilities. Provodnikov (23-2, 16 knockouts) captured the World Boxing Organization junior-welterweight title in October by demolishing Mike Alvarado with two eighth-round knockdowns before Alvarado quit on his stool after the 10th round. Before that, Provodnikov engaged in the 2013 fight of the year against Timothy Bradley, leaving the former welterweight world champion with a narrow victory -- and concussion effects. Obviously, with that...

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