Following the only close decision loss of his professional career rising light welterweight prospect from Russia, Ruslan Provodnikov(19-1,13KO’S) thrilled raucous crowd at the Pechanga Resort and Casino on Friday night stopping previously unbeaten Ivan Popoca(15-1-1,10KO’S)from Chicago in the eighth round of the bout scheduled for ten. The exciting battle was a main event of the evening, which was televised by ESPN Friday Night Fights.
Born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1962, Igor Frank,
resides in Burbank, California with his family. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Igor Frank is a boxing writer for the Burbank Times, 411mania.com, pound4pound.com and other boxing publications and internet websites.