"I worked my butt off for 18 years to get to this point, and then it hit me: I didn't gain anything from the Pacquiao fight except experience," he said. "I didn't get any credit for beating him. It wasn't what I expected at all."
"I didn't feel his punches at all," Provodnikov said through a translator, the area around his left eye bleeding and grotesquely swollen. "He was feeling my punches the whole time. I was going after him all 12 rounds."