VERONA, N.Y. (June 9, 2016) — Yesterday, former WBO junior welterweight world champion Ruslan Provodnikov and John Molina Jr. arrived at the Turning Stone Resort Casino here for their SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® 12-round main event this Saturday, June 11, live on SHOWTIME® (9 pm. ET/6 p.m. PT).
Provodnikov and Molina arrived with their teams and both looked in great shape for their much-anticipated bout
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
11 a.m. FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Location: Turning Stone Resort Casino, Exit 33 Atrium (Located by P14)
5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, N.Y. 13478
11 a.m. Press Conference Begins
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
5 p.m. OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
Location: Turning Stone Convention Center
Rooms: Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga and Tuscarora
5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, N.Y. 13478
4 p.m.- Fighter check-in
5 p.m.- Fighters On-scales
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
5 p.m. Doors Open
6 p.m. First Fight Begins
7 p.m. SHOWTIME EXTREME® Telecast Begins
9 p.m. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® Telecast Begins
Media Credentials: Please pick up media credentials between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Cypress Room. Valid ID required.
Post-Fight Press Conference will take place immediately after the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast concludes in the Cypress Room.
About Provodnikov – Molina
On Saturday, June 11, Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs), a former WBO Junior Welterweight World Champion, and former world title challenger John Molina Jr. (28-6, 23 KOs), of West Covina, Calif., will face each other in the 12-round main event. In the co-feature, undefeated former 154-pound world champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade (22-0, 15 KOs), of Providence, R.I., will face Willie Nelson (25-2-1, 15 KOs) of Cleveland, Ohio, in a 12-round WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator.
Opening the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader is a battle for the vacant WBC Lightweight World Championship between No. 1 ranked Dejan Zlaticanin (17-0, 10 KOs), of the Southeastern European country of Montenegro, and WBC No.-ranked
Also on June 11, former world title challengers, Willie Monroe Jr, (19-2-0, 6 KOs), and John Thompson, (17-2-0, 6 KOs,) will meet in a 10-round middleweight bout in the main event on SHOWTIME EXTREME® (7 p.m. ET/PT). In the SHOWTIME BOXING on SHO EXTREME® opener, heavyweight Andrey Fedosov (28-3, 23 KOs) takes on Mario Heredia (11-1, 9 KOs, 1-2 in WSB) in a 10-round heavyweight bout.
Turning Stone Resort Casino is no stranger to hosting high caliber nationally televised boxing events. Last year, Turning Stone hosted the epic battle between Provodnikov and Matthysee, selected over arenas in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami. When Provodnikov returns to Turning Stone on June 11th, it will mark Turning Stone’s 18th nationally-televised boxing event, cementing the resort as a mecca for knockout fights. Located in Upstate New York, Turning Stone is an award-winning destination resort, offering world-class amenities including four hotels, 21 restaurants and dining options, two luxurious spas, five beautiful golf courses, and several bars, cocktail lounges and nightlife venues.
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