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Provodnikov would consider Kell Brook fight, but manager wary of U.K. decisions

Ruslan Provodnikov says he's willing to consider moving up for a Kell Brook fight.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With the Kell Brook-Brandon Rios fight dead in the water, both fighters are looking for other options. Kell Brook is rumored to be in talks with Diego Chaves, but former junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov wants to throw his name in the ring, saying that he'd be willing to entertain an offer from the IBF welterweight champion.

But as it so happens, Rulan's manager Vadim Kornilov has a few concerns about his taking his man to the U.K. for a potential title fight.

"Ruslan is definitely interested in fighting Kell Brook even though he's one weight division above, but we would need to clarify all the details on the offer for the fight before we make any decision," Kornilov exclusively told World Boxing News.

"Unfortunately boxing in the UK is known for bad decisions that always lean towards the UK fighter. This is usual in most countries, but the UK stands out in that sense and we have to make sure we do what's right and protect our fighter. Ruslan has had enough bad decisions in his career," he added.

I know a lot of people talk about hometown cooking, but is the U.K. particularly infamous for rendering bad decisions? What's up with that, mates? Anyway, with Ruslan losing 3 of his last 5 fights, he really needs a good win to keep his name as a contender, so you can bet his team will attempt to move him as carefully as possible no matter where he goes.

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