Review: 2014-11-28, pretty good fight between Ruslan Provodnikov and Jose Luis Castillo: it gets three stars. Ruslan Provodnikov entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 23-3-0 (16 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.7 light welterweight in the world, he won the Wbo light-Ww title at the end of 2013 beating Mike Alvarado in one of the best boxing fights of the year (=Alvarado vs Provodnikov) but then he lost the belt in his only fight of 2014, when he faced Chris Algieri (=Provodnikov vs Algieri).
His opponent, the 40-year-old Jose Luis Castillo (10 years older than Provodnikov), has an official record of 66-12-1 (57 KOs=86%), he was the Wbc Lw champion from June 2000 to April 2002, and from June 2004 to May 2005 when he lost to Diego Corrales (“The Ring magazine” Fight of the Year 2005, Corrales vs Castillo I). Castillo fought three times between 2013 and 2014, losing to Antwone Smith (=Smith vs Castillo) but then he defeated Felix Bojorquez and Jose Luis Payan. Provodnikov vs Castillo is the main event of the evening. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia
Division: welterweight (147 lbs, 66.7 kg)
Provodnikov’s previous fight: Ruslan Provodnikov vs Chris Algieri
Provodnikov’s next fight: Lucas Martin Matthysse vs Ruslan Provodnikov
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