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RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV PREFERS BRANDON RIOS CLASH, BUT SAYS ARUM AND DUNKIN ARE PREVENTING IT

By Ben Thompson | April 01, 2014
RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV PREFERS BRANDON RIOS CLASH, BUT SAYS ARUM AND DUNKIN ARE PREVENTING IT

"I don't have any concerns. I am ready to fight him any time. For me, he is actually the best opponent out there right now," stated WBO jr. welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov, who made it clear that he would love to face former lightweight champion Brandon Rios when he makes his anticipated June 14 return to the ring. Unfortunately for Provodnikov, despite the fact that Rios himself has also campaigned for the fight, it seems like certain individuals are preventing that fight from coming to fruition.

"His promoter and manager are the ones that don't want him to fight me. Whether it's the weight issue or some other reasons, I'm not sure. It's not my fault that the fight is not happening. I'm ready to fight anybody," Provodnikov informed FightHype's Michelle Rosado during a recent conversation. "His promoter and manager need to decide to allow for him to take this fight. They have not come forward even one step on wanting to make the fight, according to my team."

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