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Referee Tony Weeks reveals what happened in Mike Alvarado’s corner that led him to stop his fight with Ruslan Provodnikov

Referee Tony Weeks with Mike Alvarado (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

The action was once again brisk last night, as a pair of junior welterweights offered up one of the year’s most dramatic clashes.

Inside of the 1STBANK Center in Denver, Colo., as seen on HBO’s airwaves, Ruslan Provodnikov would capture the WBO belt with a bruising 10th round stoppage over a brave Mike Alvarado.

Provodnikov turned up the heat over the second half of the fight and seemed to have the fight all but locked up after scoring two knockdowns in the eighth round.

Alvarado absorbed some huge shots in the 10th and elected to stay on his stool in between rounds, granting Provodnikov with the stoppage win.

Speaking on the tense action that took place inside of the ring, referee Tony Weeks seemed as if he was still on a bit of a high himself shortly afterwards.
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Tony Weeks reveals what went on in Alvarado’s corner and why he stopped his fight vs. Provodnikov

Chris Robinson catches up with referee Tony Weeks, as he speaks on the wild action of the Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Mike Alvarado fight and what exactly went on in the corner of Alvarado that forced him to call a halt to the action
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