This Saturday night, live on Showtime Championship Boxing at 9 PM ET, Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KO’s) takes on John Molina (28-6, 23 KO’s) in a fight of the year candidate.  The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior welterweight division, and will take place at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona New York.  In the co-feature, Demetrius Andrade (22-0, 15 KO’s) makes his return to the ring against Willie Nelson (25-2-1, 15 KO’s) in a WBC Junior middleweight title eliminator.  Also on the card, Dejan Zlaticanin (21-0, 14 KO’s) defends his WBC interim Lightweight title against Emiliano Marsili (32-0-1, 13 KO’s).  Here is the breakdown and prediction:

RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV

-Record:  25 – 4 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 6″

-Reach:  66″

-Notable Fights

  • Timothy Bradley  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/16/13.  (TheRing Magazine Fight Of The Year)
  • Mike Alvarado  —  Win, TKO 10th round (12), 10/19/13.  (Won WBO Junior Welterweight Title)
  • Lucas Matthysse  —  Loss, Majority Decision (12), 4/18/15.

 

JOHN MOLINA

-Record:  28 – 6 – 0, 23 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 11″

-Reach:  73″

-Notable Fights

  • Mickey Bey  —  Win, TKO 10th round (10), 7/19/13.
  • Lucas Matthysse  —  Loss, KO 11th round (12), 4/26/14.
  • Adrien Broner  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/7/15.

 

Predictions:

Dejan Zlaticanin  —  def  —  Emiliano Marsili  —  via  —  TKO 7th round

Demetrius Andrade  —  def  —  Willie Nelson  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Ruslan Provodnikov  —  def  —  John Molina  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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