With just over a week to go, Ruslan Provodnikov is winding down the best training camp of his life, as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career when he takes on WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on March 16th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
Under the watchful eyes of trainer Freddie Roach, Provodnikov, who is ranked number three in the world at Welterweight has trained very hard and is ready for not only his move up in weight, but to be crowned the new WBO world champion.
Below are quotes from Provodnikov and his team as training camp winds down at the famed Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.
Quotes from team Provodnikov:
Ruslan Provodnikov: “My training for this fight went better than I ever hoped! I feel like I’m a completely different fighter now and I have gained even more power in my punches after working with Gavin MacMillan, my new strength and conditioning coach. I think Timothy Bradley is in for something he doesn’t expect! I have fought many guys that tried to just box me, but usually that did not end well for them!”
Vadim Kornilov (Manager): ”After the contract for this fight was signed, our job was to make sure that Ruslan’s training camp was complete and he had everything he needed to prepare properly. I think our new strength and conditioning coach Gavin MacMillan and Freddie Roach’s knowledge of the opponent is going to change Bradley’s plan of "I’ll just box him" into a plan of "how do I stay on my feet."
New strength coach Gavin MacMillan: "Ruslan’s conditioning has progressed from week to week and he is a true professional and he is ready for this fight."
"Best camp we’ve ever had. Biggest fight we’ve ever had. We’re ready."
- Freddie Roach