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Timothy Bradley faces Ruslan Provodnikov in the HBO main event, while Jessie Vargas and Wale Omotoso meet in a battle of undefeated prospects on an all-welterweight doubleheader.
Tonight at 10:15 pm EDT, BLH will have live coverage of the Bradley-Provodnikov card, airing on HBO in the States and BoxNation in the UK. The BoxNation coverage begins at 1 am local time.
In the main event, Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12 KO) returns to defend his WBO welterweight title against Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KO), an exciting but defensively limited junior welterweight fringe contender. Most of the fight's talking has come from trainers Joel Diaz and Freddie Roach, with Diaz saying Roach is "just a name" and has lost his love for the sport, while Roach has predicted that Bradley will run when he faces Provodnikov's power.
Bradley is the heavy betting favorite, and with good reason. Four of four BLH staffers have predicted a wide decision win for Bradley, who will be fighting for the first time since June 2012.
In the co-feature, also a welterweight bout, Jessie Vargas (21-0, 9 KO) faces Wale Omotoso (24-0, 19 KO) in a battle of stalled welterweight prospects. That fight is scheduled for 10 rounds.
Join us tonight for live updates and immediate post-fight results and analysis!