Mon, Oct 21, 2013 - Page 19 News List

Provodnikov wears Alvarado out

‘SIBERIAN ROCKY’:The beaten Alvarado said the Russian threw the hardest punches he had ever seen. Provodnikov won the WBO title and may face Pacquiao

AP, BROOMFIELD, Colorado

On the undercard, Juan Diaz (38-4) landed jab after jab on Juan Santiago (14-11-1), but could not put him away in a lightweight fight. Diaz’s dominating performance led to a unanimous decision as he remained unblemished in his third fight back after a two-year layoff.

Diaz, a former titleholder nicknamed “Baby Bull,” got burned out on boxing and took some time off, even opening a trucking company in Houston.

“I got some much-needed rounds,” said Diaz, who is hoping for another title shot down the road. “I think I broke him down very well throughout the fight... He gave me a good fight.”

This story has been viewed 850 times.
TOP top