PROVODNIKOV TO FACE ALGIERI IN LONG ISLAND'S NASSAU COLISEUM
Press Release: Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) will defend his WBO junior welterweight title against Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs) Huntington, NY on Saturday, June 14th at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island. The fight will headline an HBO Boxing After Dark show. Provodnikov of Beryozovo, Russia announced his arrival on boxing's big stage with his "2013 Fight of the Year" loss to Timothy Bradley on March 16t, 2013. He then captured the WBO title with a beatdown of Mike Alvarado on October 19th. Algieri will be making his first attempt at a world title after wins over Bayan Jargal, Jose Peralta, Mike Arnaoutis and Emanuel Taylor this past February.