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article imageProvodnikov vs Algieri: Results Special

By Zachary Stallings     Jun 15, 2014 in Sports
Results from the June, 14 bout, live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York: Provodnikov vs Algieri. Also results from Demetrius Andrade (20-0, 13 KO) vs Brian Rose (25-1-1 7 KO) for Andrade's WBO Junior Middleweight title.
Live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, four young fighters took center stage as they set out to show the boxing world what they could do.
The first fight of the night was for Demetrius Andrade's WBO Junior Middleweight title. Andrade would defend his title against Brian Rose, who was completely outmatched for the entire fight.
In the first round, and for much of the fight, Andrade set his offense up off the jab. In the first round Andrade set up a great straight left hand that put Rose on the canvas. Rose did not move at all in this fight, he stood in the middle of the ring, had no head movement, and just let Andrade tee-off on him. Andrade showed tremendous boxing skill, landing from every possible angle imaginable.
The fight was completely one-sided, and in the seventh round Andrade went for the stoppage. Andrade came out in the seventh round and threw a flurry of combinations at Rose. Andrade threw a right hook that looked to break Rose's nose, and from there he would continue the assault. Andrade had Rose on the ropes and was landing at will, when the referee decided to step in and stop the fight.
Andrade won this fight using great technical boxing skill, retaining his WBO Junior Middleweight title with a TKO victory in the 7th round.
The main event would ask the age old question — when a boxer and brawler step inside a ring who will win? Chris Algieri, going into this fight, was virtually unknown, and the very opposite could be said of Provodnikov. Going into this fight Provodnikov was coming off of two spectacular performances against Timothy Bradley and Mike Alvarado. Provodnikov is one of the fastest rising stars in boxing, and in the first round he showed why.
Provodnikov started the fight exactly how he wanted, cutting off the ring working on Algieri's body. The body shots would later open up a left hook to the head that would put Algieri on the canvas. Algieri would again go down, seemingly from a punch, but it could have also been from formation of swelling in his right eye. In the second round Algieri came out and showed Provodnikov he was not going to go away.
Algieri showed great boxing skill, establishing his jab, not allowing Provodnikov to get on the inside, which completely changed the complexion of the fight.
Provodnikov was the aggressor in the fight, landing the harder more effective punches. Algieri was doing a good job of making Provodnikov miss which allowed him to set up good combinations when he threw. Algieri showed great technical boxing skill moving around a lot, not letting Provodnikov cut off the ring.
This fight was very close and could have gone either way. Algieri surprised many as he hung in with the hard hitting brawler Provodnikov. Algieri looked like he may have frustrated Provodnikov as he began to lunge at Algieri, trying to land a punch.
When the final bell rang it was hard to tell which way the fight was going to go. When the scores were finally read the boxing world would learn that Chris Algieri would be the new WBO Junior Welterweight Champion.
The fight without question could have gone either way, but Algieri seemed to have out worked Provodnikov for most of the fight. Chris Algieri fought a very good fight — he showed true heart and determination never backing down from Provodnikov. The fact that Algieri boxed as well as he did is a true testament to his determination, as his right eye was looked to be completely closed in the 8th round.
This fight did nothing but raise interest in both men's careers, but when all is said and done this fight put the boxing world on notice letting everyone know that Chris Algieri is here to stay.
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