(Ruslan Provodnikov, left, in pursuit of Mike Alvarado; photo credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank)
Usually the Queensberry Rules Radio preview post opens up with some nonsensical picture or reference, if not some borderline infuriating non sequitur. But this week, Ruslan Provodnikov and Mike Alvarado should simply get more and more attention, when possible. It was an outstanding fight, and one that in a way kicks off what should be an outstanding late-year run for fans of gloved combat.
As always, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and TQBR’s Patrick Connor will try to make sense of what we saw on Saturday night — that, or make juvenile jokes that have the well-respected celebrity boxing scribes calling for blogger heads to roll. There will also be some previewing of Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat, Peter Quillin vs. Gabe Rosado, and much more. And joining the Milli and Vanilli of boxing radio is Kelsey McCarson, writer for The Sweet Science and Bleacher Report, and member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.