BoxingSocialist was one of the first boxing websites to report on the fact Chris Algieri was someone to pay special attention to, especially in a style matchup fight like this one against Ruslan Provodnikov. Provodnikov came out strong scoring knockdowns on monster left counter shots. After those knockdowns Algieri got himself out the round and started to out slick and outbox the powerful champion. Provodnikov closing up the right eye of Algieri and was landing the bigger thunder, the hometown underdog was winning the night with his relentless work ethic.
With the scores of 117-110, for Provodnikov and 114-112 twice, for Algieri, he became the WBO lightwelterweight champion and put his name in the conversation of Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao. Who says boxing is dead again.