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RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV and CHRIS ALGIERI WORLD JR. WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP INT’L MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL

Next Wednesday!  May 28

1 P.M. ET/ 10 A.M. PT

BROOKLYN (May 23, 2014) — World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion, the “Siberian Rocky” RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV, and his opponent, undefeated scholar-brawlerCHRIS ALGIERI, will host an international Media ConferenceCall Next Wednesday!  May 28, beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT.  Both fighters, who are training in Hollywood, Calif. and Las Vegas, NV., respectively,  will be talking about their upcoming world championship rumble, which will take placeSaturday, 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.

Joining Provodnikov will be Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach, manager Vadim Kornilov and promoter Artie Pelullo.  Algieri will be joined by his promoter Joe DeGuardia.

TO PARTICIPATE

(800) 874-4559:  U.S. Media

(302) 607-2019:  Int’l Media

Verbal Passcode:  VA80880 

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 orwww.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.

The co-main event will feature undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion
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 ratio, with more than half of their total victories coming by way of knockout.

            The action-packed undercard will feature undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas champion, Top-Five contender and Long Beach, Long Island fan favorite
“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.

Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs), born and raised in Berezovo, Khanty-Mansi, Russia in Siberia, is trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach.  He had an incredible year in 2013. On March 16 of last year, he was on the wrong end of a hotly-disputed unanimous decision loss to undefeated WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, Jr.  Provodnikov, who moved up in weight for his first title shot, hurt Bradley numerous times during their slugfest, nearly knocking out the defending champion in the first and second rounds and scoring a knockdown in the final round. Two of the three scorecards had Bradley winning by only one point.  It was voted the Fight of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America.  Provodnikov moved down to his natural weight in his next fight and challenged WBO junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado, scoring a dramatic 10th round stoppage to claim his world title, last October 19. Five of Provodnikov’s  last six victories have been by knockout.

Algieri (19-0 8 KOs), hails from nearby Huntington, NY. Over the last 18 months Chris has elevated himself to a world-class contender after accumulating significant victories over top prospect Jose Alejo, former USBA champion Mike Arnaoutis, and most recently highly-rated contender Emmanuel Taylor in February.  He’s as much a scholar as he is a brawler.  He graduated from Stony Brook University with Honors in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Care Management and then went on to receive his Masters degree from the New York Institute of Technology.  He aspires to attend Medical School.

For fight updates go to www.banner-promotions.com or www.hbo.com/boxing, on Facebook atfacebook.com/banner-promotions or facebook.com/hboboxing, and on Twitter attwitter.com/bannerboxing or twitter.com/hboboxing  also  www.StarBoxing.com or Facebook/StarBoxing and twitter.com/StarBoxing.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

BANNER PROMOTIONS
Josh Roy: 215-670-2220 / info@banner-promotions.com

Marc Abrams: 856-287-7611 / marc@banner-promotions.com (credentials)

Fred Sternburg:  303-740-7746 / Toofred@aol.com

STAR BOXING
Dottie Raven: 718-823-2000 /  pr@starboxing.com

Bernie Bahrmasel : 773-592-2986 / berniebahrmasel@yahoo.com

TOP RANK

Lee Samuels: 702-732-2717 / lee@toprank.com

HBO

Kevin Flaherty:  212/512-5052 / Kevin.Flaherty@hbo.com

BARCLAYS CENTER

Barry Baum:  718-942-9533 / bbaum@brooklynnets.com

Mandy Gutmann:  718-942-9587 / mgutmann@brooklynnets.com

Hannah Stember:  718-942-9574 / hstember@brooklynnets.com

About Barclays Center

Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. One of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, Barclays Center offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 18,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.

Barclays Center hosts an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and soon the New York Islanders.

Barclays Center has redefined the arena customer service and culinary experience. Its more than 2,000 employees are trained by Disney Institute, the business advisory arm of The Walt Disney Company, and its BrooklynTaste™ food program features selections from 55 well-known restaurants and vendors in the borough.

Barclays Center engages the customer with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the fan experience. As the first arena in the world to utilize Cisco StadiumVision mobile multicast streaming technology, Barclays Center allows fans to watch live video and instant replays from their mobile phones while connected to the arena’s free Wi-Fi.

Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.

ABOUT STAR BOXING ®

Star Boxing Inc. celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2012. The company has produced some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star Boxing continues to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star Boxing is proud that is has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry.  For more information on Star Boxing, visit their official website atwww.StarBoxing.com and follow them on Twitter @ Star Boxing and Facebook at Star Boxing.

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