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Alisher Rahimov vs. Ji-Hoon Kim Headlines Fight Card on May 25 at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles, MO: Televised Live on ESPN

by on May.20, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

ST. CHARLES, MO, May 20, 2012 — Art Pelullo’s Banner Promotions and Steven Smith’s Rumble Time Promotions will present a sensational fight card on Friday, May 25, at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles, Missouri. The main event and co-featured bouts will be televised live on ESPN’s ‘Friday Night Fights.’

In the main event scheduled for 10 rounds, Alisher Rahimov, 23-0 with 12 knockouts, of Nizhny Tagil, Russia, will fight Ji-Hoon Kim, 23-7 with 18 knockouts, of Goyang City, South Korea. (continue reading…)

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Ruslan Provodnikov Impressive in KO Win

by on Feb.05, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Provodnikov goes in for the KO

Provodnikov goes in for the KO

By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos by Malisa Callahan

In a division filled with talent it can be a tough task for a rising prospect to distinguish himself from the pack and catch the attention of the boxing public. For a fighter plying his trade in the 140 pound division, that task can be especially difficult as it is currently stacked with young and talented fighters looking to make their mark. Last Friday night at the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, Washington, rising Jr. welterweight prospect Ruslan Provodnikov scored one of his most impressive victories to date and did so in devastating fashion on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights. In the Main event of the Banner promotions card, Provodnikov knocked out Othello, Washington’s David Torres in the sixth round with a vicious barrage, claiming the WBO intercontinental title and moving himself one step closer to world title contention.

Provodnikov, who hails from Berezovo, Russia, got off to a quick lead in the bout, pressing forward with measured aggression and landing solid power shots. A hard left hook to the temple dropped Torres early in the first round. After the mandatory eight count, Provodnikov pounced, unloading on his opponent¬† along the ropes. Torres, who has always been a tough fighter, made it out of the round and showed some resiliency by firing back, but he was clearly outmatched by the stronger and faster Russian fighter.¬† (continue reading…)

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