Bboxing returns to Barclays Center when the “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov makes his Brooklyn debut against undefeated New York product Chris Algieri. Provodnikov vs. Algieri will take place Saturday, June 14 and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.
The co-main event will feature undefeated Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade making his first title defense, against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Brian “The Lion” Rose.
These four gladiators boast a combined record of 87-3-1 (44 KOs)– a 96 percent winning percentage, with more than half of their total victories coming by way of knockout.
The action-packed undercard will feature undefeated “Irish” Seanie Monaghan, and the debut of professional women’s boxing at Barclays Center with Heather “The Heat” Hardy of Brooklyn risking her undefeated record.
“I am very excited to be fighting in Brooklyn at Barclays Center and look forward to this fight very much,” said Provodnikov.
“I know a lot of my fans from Russia will be flying in to see this great event. I also hope that my fans from the United States, including the great Russian community in Brooklyn, will be there to support me.”
“I cannot wait for June 14,” said Algieri.
“Ruslan is a great champion and a feared and avoided guy in the junior welterweight division, which is exactly why I am eager for the chance to fight him. I am ready.”
“This will be a great event,” said Arthur Pelullo, President of Banner Promotions.
“Ruslan has proven in his last two bouts that he is one of the best fighters in the world and he knows that the biggest fights are ahead of him. Algieri is hungry and will be fighting close to home so we know this will be an outstanding fight with both men each bringing in a legion of fans to support them. We look forward to bringing this great event to Barclays Center in front of the great fans in Brooklyn.”
“We have been grooming Chris for this opportunity and I know he is ready,” said Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing.
“Chris is in top shape and thrilled to be fighting Ruslan, one of the toughest and most highly-regarded fighters in boxing. This show will be captivating and I am looking forward to watching it at one of the most premiere arenas in the world.”
“We are excited to continue hosting such great boxing events at Barclays Center,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark.
“Between the large Russian community in Brooklyn coming out to support Ruslan, and the other local fighters on the card, we expect a great crowd and a lot of excitement in Brooklyn on June 14. I also want to thank our boxing partner Golden Boy Promotions for graciously enabling us to host this fight for the boxing fans of this borough.”
“We are excited to have Demetrius make his first defense on this card,” said Pelullo, Andrade’s co-promoter.
” He is one of the future stars of boxing. To be at Barclays Center in Brooklyn is just fabulous”
“I am thrilled that Demetrius Andrade will be defending his WBO World Championship on this fantastic card,” added Andrade co-promoter DeGuardia.
” I’ve always felt Demetrius would rise to stardom and, on June 14, he will be able to do it in spectacular fashion at the beautiful Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY.”
Promoted by Banner Promotions and Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, tickets to the Provodnikov-Algieri world champion event are $31, $56, $86, $106 and $206 and will go on sale beginning Thursday, April 24.