Provo eat jabs for supper. That’s the reason why boxing doesn’t work with him. I like to see Marquez face Provo. Let see if his counter punching can KO Provo first before he can get wack in the head and body.Posted October 21, 2013 2:45 pm
Mr. Strauss, what an enjoyable read! Good job!Posted October 21, 2013 12:53 pm
You my biatch now!!!Posted October 21, 2013 12:52 pm
Damn, that’s one bummed out Chihuahua.. Looks like he was beaten up with a Baseball bat.Posted October 21, 2013 12:15 pm
Mickey Garcia needs to take on the Russian.Posted October 21, 2013 10:10 am
And one last thing, brainless nameless, I was jabbing back at Anonymous, another four-year-old whiner like you, who apparently has a love-lust with Largo–or, it’s Largo himself, patting himself on the back. Regardless, I give a squat.Posted October 21, 2013 9:36 am
“Know-it-all, stop it, TKO is a far cry from what Largo predicted.”
LMAO? Really? Provodnikov stopped Alvarado by TKO and that’s exactly what I predicted. The only far-crying I hear is coming from your filthy little mouth.Posted October 21, 2013 9:26 am
“thank god we can go back and check. Hidalgo, you are a dishonest person.”
Oh really? Ok, brainless nameless, obviously you are the liar and you DIDN”t check anything. Here’s the article with the attached thread in which I predicted Provodnikov to win by TKO on August 1, 2013:
“Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov agree to terms for October 19th fight in Denver.
Go to the bottom of the ESB homepage where it says “Previous” and click on the numbers until you get to “33.” There you’ll see the article above and my comments and one of my discussions with te tumbo regarding the Alvarado/Provodnikov fight. You’ll also see me saying Provodnikov will TKO Alvarado.
The dishonest person is YOU brainless nameless. Fess up, fool.Posted October 21, 2013 9:23 am
“this is Hidalgo-know-it-all:”Hidalgo”
Brainless nameless, yeah that’s what I said regarding the altitude. But my original choice was Provodnikov by TKO, which I stated on August 1 and the fight ended exactly as I said it would. BTW, I never changed my choice.
Now shut up. I mean really, all you do on this website is attack people. Try to have a positive outlook though–you won’t be fours years old forever.Posted October 21, 2013 9:02 am
I got Ruslan by middle to late KO, regardless if Mike boxes or brawl; Provo too strong & relentless for Alvarado. Mike’s getting run-over by a bulldozer.”
Anonymous, either you’re Largo himself, or you’re madly in love with him. Which is it?Posted October 21, 2013 8:59 am
I was looking for Largo’s take on the Garcia/Mattysse showdown but I was unable to. Could somebody else check it out and let me know??? Thanks in advance.Posted October 21, 2013 12:29 am
It’s me, Ernie, are you reading nameless fully? I will hate to agree with him but I can not be dishonest myself. Try again.Posted October 21, 2013 12:18 am
Sorry it’s me NOBODY, but I have no time for you, just this second, beat it.Posted October 21, 2013 12:06 am
thank god we can go back and check. Hidalgo, you are a dishonest person
Largo on Bradley:”largo
Hidalgo on Bradley:”Hidalgo
go the fock away.Posted October 20, 2013 10:10 pm
I don’t expect a dishonest person like you to admit that there is a difference but we have a few posters at ESB that will see your lack of manhood. Just pondering.Posted October 20, 2013 10:09 pm
See the difference? go the fock away.Posted October 20, 2013 9:49 pm
Again, Largo answering you and others about the ALTITUDE ISSUE: “largo
Annoying a–hole.Posted October 20, 2013 9:40 pm
this is Hidalgo-know-it-all:”Hidalgo
On Herron’s show last Sunday, James Gogue mentioned that Provodnikov was training at sea level. Alvarado is training at the altitude (in Denver, CO) he’ll be fighting in. While I also favor Provodnikov, the altitude could take a toll on him as the fight wears on.
Posted October 16, 2013 12:37 am “……Largo didn’t have such worries at all, so again, STFU.Posted October 20, 2013 9:33 pm
@ Papo — Yes, Provodnikov vs Matthysse would be as good as it could get — two huge bombers going toe-to-toe, for as long as it lasts — that fight would have FOY written all over it. As for Provodnikov vs Garcia, I see Garcia being the 140-pound Andre Ward — too clever, too slick, and hits plenty hard to keep them more than honest. Perhaps Provodnikov would surprise me again, but I’d have to put my money on Garcia.Posted October 20, 2013 9:23 pm
Know-it-all, stop it, TKO is a far cry from what Largo predicted. There’s no a more direct and clear prediction than the ones I’ve read here from Largo and he did it a long time ago without ambiguity so STFU.Posted October 20, 2013 9:21 pm
Alvarado appeared still dazed while interviewed. He must have been thinking to himself, “WTF did I get myself into,” afterwards.Posted October 20, 2013 9:14 pm
Good call by Largo, Anonymous, but here’s what I said well more than a month ago:
Aug. 13: Actually Boxer, Alvarado’s first fight with Rios is what convinced me that Provodnikov is going to stop him.
Aug. 8: te tumbo, I just don’t think Alvarado will be able to withstand Provodnikov’s power. It will definitely be another slugfest because that’s the kind of fight’s Arum likes to promote. Anyways, I think Mike will do well for a while, then Provodnikov will just overwhelm him with his power.
Aug. 1: Ruslan is naturally bigger and stronger than Alvarado. His boxing skills are equal to Alvarado’s. My opinion is that Alvarez will not be able to withstand Provodnikov’s power… Provodnikov by TKO over Alvarado.
But hey, why brag? LOL!Posted October 20, 2013 9:10 pm
And NEW……..Mexicutioner…….Ruslan Prodnikov!!! I’m in awe in the manner all these fighters from SOB and those from that heritage who are falling like flies. Supposedly they were world class. Rios is next next to bite the dust. You know those who regularly use this forum to talk smack about their favorite mexican fighters wont be showing up for a week for fear of embarrassment. Just goes to show, they’re fans of certain fighters, not of boxing.Posted October 20, 2013 9:07 pm
The deserving opponent of mayweather is Garcia & then Bradley. How about khan vs provnikov. Interesting match-up to me.Posted October 20, 2013 8:35 pm
my country is burning
What a great fight from 2 amazingly tough athletes a great brief distraction from the fact that my country is burning out of control and there is no end in sight and the enviromental distruction will have a very bad impact on the world enviroment. now thats off my chest would have love to see my fellow countryman mike katsidis fight ruslan or ricky hatton. there are so meny good fights in the division at the moment makes me happy that the tried and tested game of boxing is still thriving and more than matches othere combat sports for entertainmentPosted October 20, 2013 8:01 pm
mikey Garcia is 130.Posted October 20, 2013 7:55 pm
Patrick2 stated, “The guy that beats Provodnikov will have to have plenty of it (speed), plus some real power, and good foot movement — hey, that sounds just like Danny Garcia!”
That’s an excellent observation and it was the reason I picked Garcia over Matthysse…not just he was the better boxer of the two, but had the power to gain Matthysse’s respect as well. One of Provodnikov’s flaws is that he pays the price for his aggression…as Rios does by the way. Provodnikov does hits harder than Rios, which so far has served him well, but it’ll be interesting to see how he’ll take a clean punch from Garcia.
According to comments in this site, many people believe Rios would make a good opponent against Prov, but I doubt it. Rios throws ton of punches, but he doesn’t have the type of power needed to keep Prov or Pac away from him. My believe is that after Pac takes care of Rios, no one here will ever again mention Rios and Prov in the same sentence.
On the other hand, Matthysse may provide Prov some problems because he has power and can take a good punch as well. Against Garcia, I saw an overconfidence Lucas believing he could handle Danny as easy as he did Lamont Peterson. However, I believe his lost to Garcia brought him down back to earth. I do believe Lucas won’t take Prov likely as he did Garcia and will give him a ride for his money.Posted October 20, 2013 6:00 pm
Well written recap of the fight.Posted October 20, 2013 3:59 pm
Garcia is a showtime fighter and will probably not box Ruslan who is HBO.Posted October 20, 2013 3:45 pm
Rios Provodnikov WAR!Posted October 20, 2013 3:25 pm
Rios-Provodnikov WAR!Posted October 20, 2013 3:25 pm
Great fight I forgot what a great fight was suppose to be like. After watching a Hopkins fight I really don’t know how this fighter can call himself great when he ties you up all night.Posted October 20, 2013 3:12 pm
Brandon Rios. That’s all I have to say. We though Rios-Alvarado was violent, then what would this fight be? Everyone is talking Rios-Provodnikov since last night. That is all both fighters will hear from now on.Posted October 20, 2013 3:06 pm
Oh, and I think Alvarado’s problem was his lack of hand speed. The guy that beats Provodnikov will have to have plenty of it, plus some real power, and good foot movement — hey, that sounds just like Danny Garcia!Posted October 20, 2013 2:53 pm
I have to give it to Provodnikov, I thought Alvarez’s size advantage and movement would give him the victory, but Provodnikov was just relentless and really showed he’s a force at 140. He’s a bit like GGG, but a Jr Welter version. Provodnikov now deserves a shot at the king of 140, Danny Garcia — come on HBO, serve that one up!Posted October 20, 2013 2:50 pm
Correction: “coma”.Posted October 20, 2013 2:07 pm
Great win by Provodnikov. Garcia knows how to clinch and has more boxing skills and angles than Alvarado while also knows how to put power in his punching — not to mention his ability to time his opponent’s punches. Still would be a nasty affair because Provo doesn’t take no for an answer. I would still go for Garcia who also has Provo’s resolve not to quit. In all fairness to Alvarado, he fought to the end and had already lost vision in his right eye. Alvarado should be proud of himself for his work — even though he lost, it was done with dignity. There is no shame in looking out for one’s future health — not to mention that he may have been KO into a comma just like that young guy from Chicago who fought Teon Kennedy in Philadelphia. Just one example.Posted October 20, 2013 2:05 pm
Provo is mauling Alvarado into submission, middle to late round, altitude or not.
Posted October 16, 2013 9:02 am “Posted October 20, 2013 1:56 pm
I got Ruslan by middle to late KO, regardless if Mike boxes or brawl; Provo too strong & relentless for Alvarado. Mike’s getting run-over by a bulldozer.
Posted October 18, 2013 12:02 pm ”
graet!Posted October 20, 2013 1:51 pm
If Mike boxes I predict Provo’s knocking him out; if he brawls I predict Ruslan’s knocking him out; if he has problems making 140, Provo’s knocking him out; if he doesn’t have weight issues, he’s getting KO…do we make predictions in this site anymore?
Posted October 18, 2013 8:14 pm ”
Rios next please. Fight of the decade awaits.Posted October 20, 2013 1:01 pm
Alvarado fought his fight for one round, Round 2. He stuck and moved side to side and worked off the jab. Provodnikov stalked and pressured him all night and punished him to the body. Alvarado had nothing to keep him off. Even with a weight advantage he could not stand up to Provodnikov power. He thought Rios punched hard, Provodnikov hits harder than Rios and has more resolve. Provodnikov fought a hell of a fight. I’m afraid Alvarado may have lost some years after that beating.