BROOKLYN (June 6, 2014) - The "Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov, the reigning WBO junior welterweight champion, will kick off Fight Week for his title defense at Barclays Center with a fan appearance, This Sunday! June 8, at the Nets Shop by Adidas at Coney Island located at 3015 Stillwell Ave. between Surf Ave. and the Boardwalk, across the street from the original Nathan's Famous Hot Dog stand and next to the historic Wonder Wheel. Provdnikov will be meeting and greeting his fans from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M.
Provodnikov defends his world title against undefeated scholar-brawler CHRIS ALGIERI of Long Island,Saturday, June 14, at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®,beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank®, in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, remaining tickets to the Provodnikov-Algieri world championship event, priced at $31, $56, $86, $106 and $206, can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group tickets are also available by calling 855-GROUP-BK. For information on individual suites, please call 718-BK-SUITE.
About the Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets, presented by SW24 Security, were officially launched in April 2012 and play their home games at Barclays Center located at the crossroads of Brooklyn, Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. A member of the Eastern Conference's Atlantic Division, the Nets advanced to the NBA Playoffs in 2013 and 2014.
Prior to its relocation to Brooklyn, the team was called the New Jersey Nets. Starting in 1977, the Nets played their first four seasons in New Jersey at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, before moving in 1981 to Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford (later renamed Continental Airlines Arena and IZOD Center). They remained in East Rutherford for 29 seasons until relocating to the Prudential Center in Newark in 2010. The Nets have reached the postseason 19 times, won four Atlantic Division titles and two Eastern Conference Championships, reaching the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. Prior to joining the NBA, the team was a member of the ABA and was called the New York Nets. Playing their home games at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, the Nets won two ABA championships in.