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Assistant trainer Marvin Somodio vows that Ruslan Provodnikov will bounce back

Ruslan Provodnikov landing against Chris Algieri on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson 

On Saturday night, June 14, Chris Algieri pulled off a big upset in scoring a split-decision victory over former titlist Ruslan Provodnikov.

Algieri was dropped twice in the first round but showed enough composure and activity afterwards for two of the ringside officials to tab him the winner.

Provodnikov was riding a big wave with his stoppage victory over Mike Alvarado this past October but now sees that momentum come to halt.
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Trainer Marvin Somodio speaks from within Camp Pacquiao; insists that Manny is still incredible to watch

Assistant trainer Marvin Somodio working with Manny Pacquiao in camp (Photo: Instagram.com)


By Chris Robinson

When we last spoke with trainer Marvin Somodio, he was soaking up the aftermath that came from Ruslan Provodnikov’s rousing victory over Mike Alvarado inside of the 1STBANK Center in Denver, Colo.

While the sight of Provodnikov hammering Alvarado into submission was one of extreme gratification for Somodio, he had little time to celebrate, as he flew back to his home base of Los Angeles right after to pack and embark on another trek to Manila, Philippines.

Somodio now finds himself entrenched in the training camp of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao in General Santos City, for whom he works as an assistant under head trainer Freddie Roach.

Speaking exclusively to HustleBoss.com, Somodio, a native of the province of Iloilo, insists that coming back to the Philippines is special for a few reasons.
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Trainer Marvin Somodio wants Ruslan Provodnikov to face Tim Bradley again

Newly-crowned WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov flanked by trainer Marvin Somodio (Photo: Zhanna Popova)


By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday night, trainer Marvin Somodio found himself in perhaps his biggest role as a professional, as he led Ruslan Provodnikov into battle against Mike Alvarado in an HBO attraction that delivered on all fronts.

Inside of the 1STBANK Center in Alvarado’s hometown of Denver, Colo., Provodnikov delivered his finest outing to date in registering a stoppage victory after ten rounds.

With the fight seemingly give and take through the first seven rounds, Provodnikov turned up the heat in the eighth as he twice dropped Alvarado to his knees after two separate barrages of punches. And after a debilitating 10th frame, Alvarado wisely opted to stay on his stool, surrendering the victory to the Russian brute.

When working the corner of Provodnikov, Somodio typically works under head trainer Freddie Roach. But with Roach presently in General Santos City, Philippines aiding Manny Pacquiao ahead of his forthcoming match with Brandon Rios, Somodio found himself in the lead role during the Alvarado fight.
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