PROVODNIKOV ROOTING FOR PACQUIAO OVER RIOS
Press Conference: One of the most interested spectators at Saturday night’s welterweight clash in Macau, China between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will be WBO 140-pound titlist Ruslan Provodnikov. He will be at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian and he will have more than a passing interest in the bout. Provodnikov may see a future opponent and will also be there to support Pacquiao and their mutual trainer, Freddie Roach. "I made sure I was in Macau to support my friend Manny Paquiao in his big return to the ring, and I will be rooting for him in this fight.", said Provodnikov.