Fight Preview & Pick: Timothy Bradley vs. Ruslan Provodnikov
Timothy Bradley defends his WBO Welterweight Title against Russian slugger Ruslan Provodinkov on March 16 at the Home Depot Center in the south-L.A. city of Carson. We can go on about the spurious circumstances that allowed Bradley to even win this title in the first place, but that’s no longer the point. This is now. Regardless of how you feel about Bradley, he is a tremendous favorite to beat the 29-year old Provodnikov.
Date: March 16, 2013
Site: Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Weight Class: WBO Welterweight Title: 12 Rounds
Timothy Bradley, 29-0 (12 KOs), Palm Springs, CA
Ruslan Provodnikov, 22-1 (15 KOs), Beryozovo, Russia
Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank
Bradley will have been inactive for 9 months by the time he steps into the ring against Provodnikov. Southern California is his stomping grounds, but his opponent is no stranger to rings in the southland, with his last appearance being a nearby win o...