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Provodnikov hits LA to begin training camp

Photo: Vadim Kornilov/Team Provodnikov
Photo: Vadim Kornilov/Team Provodnikov

WBO jr. welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) arrived from Moscow late Monday night in Los Angeles to begin preparations for his June 14 title defense that will be televised live on HBO against an opponent to be named. The name at the top of the Provodnikov camp’s short list is said to be Long Island contender Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs), who is rated WBO #13.

Also on the telecast will be the first defense of WBO jr middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (20-0, 13 KOs) against WBO #1 rated Brian Rose (25-1-1, 7 KOs).

The card is expected to land in the New York area.

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