Boxing
 
              === Algieri stuns Provodnikov in split decision ===
 
 Brooklyn,  NY (Sports  Network) -  Chris Algieri  took a  split decision  from
 Ruslan Provodnikov to win the WBO Super Lightweight title on Saturday night.
 
 Despite being knocked down twice in the first round, Algieri (20-0) rallied to
 fight a good, technical fight and landed numerous punches against the Siberian
 native.
 
 In  the first round  Provodnikov (23-3) landed a crushing left hook to the eye
 of  Algieri, and the eye immediately started to swell up. A bit later, Algieri
 had to take a knee after getting hit again, but made it back up.
 
 For the rest of the fight, neither boxers connected with many big punches, but
 Algieri  was able  to keep  away from  Provodnikov and  landed numerous  small
 shots.
 
 After  the final  bell, Algieri won two scorecards 114-112, and lost the other
 117-109.
 
 In  the undercard,  Demetrius Andrade  pounded Brian  Rose to  defend his  WBO
 Superwelterweight title.
 
 Andrade  (21-0) had  knocked down Rose (25-2) twice in the first three rounds,
 and had broken his nose.
 
 With  Andrade  pounding Rose in the  seventh round, the referee intervened and
 stopped the fight 1:19 in.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 06/15 00:53:12 ET

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