Provodnikov would perform decently if he were a rangier boxer, for he is a better boxer than John Molina, the very guy who out boxed him. He does not want to chase his opponents around the ring; he wants the fight brought to him. When he leaped in with his left hooks, he appeared to have more spring and quickness than Molina, yet he never cut off the ring. As if Provodnikov under performs due to mental laziness. There is less quit in Provodnikov when he is being battered, a la Lucas Matthysse – on the contrary, in an endless fight he would likely make Matthysse quit -, than when he takes less punishment from a mover.
The scorecards were 116-112, 117-111, 115-113 all for John Molina, Jr.
Provodnikov ought to start winning some fights. As much as he detests slick boxers as well, getting out boxed by John Molina, Jr. is truly unacceptable and unwatchable. For at least Matthysse was thought to have been an underrated boxer.
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