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VIDEO: Mike Alvarado discusses the highs and lows of his career as his comeback trail continues

Former interim champion Mike Alvarado speaks with promoter Bob Arum Omaha (Photo: Hustle Boss)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, former interim WBO junior lightweight champion Mike Alvarado returns to the ring, as he will be facing off with journeyman Robbie Cannon in Omaha, NE. Alvarado’s fight will take place on the undercard of WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford’s fight with undefeated Jose Benavidez Jr.

We spoke with Alvarado (38-4, 27 KO’s) prior to Thursday’s presser about the highs and lows of his winding career. Alvarado is intent on making one last great push in this boxing game and his spirits are again high. Check the clip below to hear the interview.

Brandon Rios hammers Mike Alvarado in Denver to nab trilogy honors

Brandon Rios dropping Mike Alvarado in the third round of their trilogy finale

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago in Broomfield, Co., just outside of Denver, Brandon Rios punished hometown favorite Mike Alvarado over the course of three-sided rounds in the third and final match in their memorable trilogy.

Rios was on top of Alvarado from the outset of the fight and scored the lone knockdown of the match in the third when Alvarado opted to take a knee.

Photos: Brandon Rios (146.75) and Mike Alvarado (146.5) weigh in ahead of trilogy showdown

Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios weighing in for a third time (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Weights from Denver, Co. as former lightweight champion Brandon Rios (146.75 pounds) and hometown favorite Mike Alvarado (146.5) make the welterweight limit ahead of the third fight of their memorable trilogy.

Rios vs. Alvarado III will take place tomorrow night from the 1STBANK Center in nearby Broomfield in an HBO attraction that will have big implications for both men.

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado set for trilogy showdown Jan. 24 [An exclusive look back]

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado will meet for a third time on Jan. 24 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are getting ready to settle their score.

The two former junior welterweight champions, who have split a pair of thrilling fights, will meet for a third time on Jan. 24 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Col., right outside of Alvarado’s hometown of Denver. HBO will televise the rubbermatch, just as they did the first two matches.

Rios (32-2-1, 23 KO’s) stopped Alvarado in under seven rounds in October of 2012 in an absolute firefight of a match in Southern California that left the boxing world buzzing.

Photos: Juan Manuel Marquez trades knockdowns with Mike Alvarado, captures wide decision win

Photos from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. as Mexico City’s Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KO’s) overcomes a spirited effort from Mike Alvarado to capture a unanimous decision victory by scores of 117-109 twice and 119-108 over 12 rounds.

Marquez dropped Alvarado with a hard right hand in the eighth and hit the deck himself one round later in a memorable pair of rounds.

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Weigh-in Photos: Juan Manuel Marquez (141.6) vs. Mike Alvarado (143.3)

Photos from Inglewood, Calif. as former four-division champion Juan Manuel Marquez (141.6 pounds) and former WBO junior welterweight titlist Mike Alvarado (143.3) weigh in ahead of their HBO-televised clash from the Forum.

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Mike Alvarado reveals why it would be so important for him to retire Juan Manuel Marquez

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HustleBoss.com and other outlets were on hand as former WBO junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado spoke ahead of his May 17 match vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

Mike Alvarado on Mauricio Herrera’s effort vs. Danny Garcia; talks Ruslan rematch, Rios trilogy

HustleBoss.com’s Mohamed Ali continues to speak with former WBO junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado, as he discusses Mauricio Herrera’s tough loss to Danny Garcia, a rematch with Ruslan Provodnikov, and trilogy with Brandon Rios.

Mike Alvarado still debating whether to box or brawl with Juan Manuel Marquez

HustleBoss.com’s Mohamed Ali speaks with Denver, Colorado’s Mike Alvarado about his May 17 clash vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, set for HBO from the Forum in Los Angeles

Mike Alvarado: ‘I’ve got Pacquiao in a later stoppage against Rios’

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Chris Robinson catches up with former WBO junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KO’s), as he speaks on his recent loss to Ruslan Provodnikov while also eyeing the Nov. 23 Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight

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.

Photos: Ruslan Provodnikov stops Mike Alvarado after ten grueling rounds

Rusland Provodnikov dished out some serious punishment to Mike Alvarado on Saturday night

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By Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Chris Farina (Top Rank)

Photos from the 1STBANK Center in Denever, Colo., as Russia’s Ruslan Provodniko halts a game Mike Alvarado after ten heated rounds of action.

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The fight was a back and forth affair early on, but Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO’s) took control over the second half of the fight.

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Mike Alvarado says his fight with Ruslan Provodnikov is a ‘dream come true’

Marc Abrams was on hand for the final Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov press conference in Denver, Colorado. In this clip, Alvarado speaks to the media ahead of his big fight with Ruslan on Saturday night, Oct. 19

Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov official weigh-in coverage [HD]

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An all-access look at the Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov weigh-in from Denver, Colorado. Provodnikov weighed 139.8 pounds on his first attempt while Alvarado came in at 141 pounds, one over the junior welterweight limit, before returning to also weigh 139.8 pounds

Mike Alvarado weighs in a pound over, makes weight on second attempt [CR's Commentary]

Post-analysis following Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov’s weigh-in in Denver, Colorado. Both men officially weighed 139.8 pounds for the HBO-televised fight, but Alvarado was initially one pound over.

Bob Arum reveals why Mike Alvarado missed out on a huge clash with Manny Pacquiao

Mike Alvarado, right, battling Brandon Rios in Las Vegas on March 30th (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

The stage is set for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight, as the eight-division world champion will square off with all-action former titlist Brandon Rios on November 24th in Macau, China in an HBO pay per view face off.

Pacquiao is coming off of a devastating knockout at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez this past December and there are mixed feelings on the Rios fight.

Some feel that that Oxnard, Calif. transplant will be easy prey given his straightforward style yet others see him as a formidable threat given his youth and relentlessness inside of the ring.

Speaking with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum on Tuesday evening, he insists that we will likely see something special in four months’ time.

Boxing stars and insiders react to Mike Alvarado’s thrilling redemption victory over Brandon Rios

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Noaki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mike Alvarado produced the biggest victory of his career in winning a unanimous decision over Brandon Rios in another all-action affair.

The win serves as a sense of redemption for Alvarado, who was stopped inside of seven rounds by Rios this past October in their first barnburner. During last night’s rematch, Alvarado decided to box more while picking the right moment to land meaningful shots in a vintage performance.

Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado II Official Weigh-In [Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas - 3.30.2013]

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, March 30th, 2013, as Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios and Mike Alvarado weighed in ahead of their highly anticipated HBO rematch


Photos and synopsis: Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II weigh-in coverage


Article by Sabrina Montez / Photos by Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)

Hustleboss.com was present for the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II official weigh-in in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It was a very lively atmosphere inside of the Mandalay Bay Events Center as all the fighters weighed in.


Exclusive photos: Inside the final Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II press conference in Las Vegas

By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Mizuya Lounge inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada for the final press conference for this Saturday night’s Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II event.

The HBO-televised clash will serve up a second hosting of one of last year’s biggest fights. Continue on to the photo gallery below for an all-access look.

All Photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)

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Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia (far right) with Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia


RingTV.com’s Mark Ortega interviewing Mike Alvarado


Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado