Advertisement
Advertisement

Alvarado: Marquez Was Not as Sharp in Last Few Fights

By CARLOS ARIAS

BELL, CALIF. --- Mike Alvarado said he plans to retire Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez when they meet on Saturday night at The Forum on HBO.

"That will mean everything to me," Alvarado said of retiring the 40-year-old Marquez. "Everything I've worked hard for my whole life, you know, all the hard work that's been instilled in me since I was a kid. It's all coming out right now in these moments. At this moment in my career it means the world to me."

Alvarado said he has seen some chinks in Marquez's armor in his most recent fights.

"His last few fights he wasn't as sharp as he should be," Alvarado said. "He's top heavy and, you know, he's already had his mark in this game. It's time for somebody to carry that torch that he once held. It's my opportunity to exploit that out of him. His age and all his wars and everything that he's been through in his career that's on me to exploit that out if him to make me that much better."

Alvarado said there are things about Marquez's style that he can exploit as well.

"Styles make fights and doing what I need to do and the adjustments I need to make," Alvarado said, "and those hard fights that I've been through help me to adjust and be on top of my game for that adjustment in those types of situations that make me better to overcome all that.

"Even if I don't have as much experience I'm still going to stick to what's going to work and do what I need to do to overcome that. I'm still learning in that ring. I'm still going to learn how he is coming at me and how his experience is going to help me. It's going to be a great learning experience for me as well."

Alvarado said he is bringing back the "old Mike" for this fight.

"You know, what made me who I am and what made me in this boxing game and what made me a world champion," Alvarado said. "What I've been through and all the adversity in my whole career and everything that I have gone through to be at this level, to earn this level and to be in this position and have this opportunity at this level, that's the Alvarado that got me here."

Follow me on Twitter @PunchyMcGee.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-16-2014

Alvarado was seriously beaten up vs Rios I and Provo. It would be a miracle if he has a good showing in this one, esp vs a counter puncher like JMM.

Comment by sugarsmosley_ on 05-15-2014

his speech still isnt as bad as someone like sugar shane. its very sad to see, i mean its not like he was getting his ass knocked out thru his career but was in alot of fights against big punchers.…

Comment by sugarsmosley_ on 05-15-2014

fck man, alvarado doesnt sound so good too me, then again he sounds pretty much the same after rios 1.

Comment by Suavecito80 on 05-15-2014

1-1 in last two fights with the win being putting pacqioa to sleep. WTF is this dude talking about?

Comment by Camp Beast on 05-15-2014

Alvarado will do good with the jab for a while, but he's going to slip up eventualy and Marquez is going to counter his @$$ hard! Dinamita by KO!!! No question.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller Explodes - Heated Confrontation! Photos: Marriaga vs. Robb, Felix vs. Frankel - UniMas Weights Photos: Lucian Bute Putting in Work, Eager To Resume Career Brandon Rios' Manager: Top Rank Contract Ends in December Smith: Canelo Had To Go To 154 To Save Face Over Golovkin! Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Terrell Gausha Ready Hands of Stone - Ramirez Credits Roberto Duran as Mentor Gilberto Ramirez Starts Next Stage, Aims To Return By Year's End Murat Gassiev: Lebedev Improved A lot Since Hiring Roach Abel Ramos faces veteran Juan Jesus Rivera in Phoenix, Arizona Chisora's Coach: Joshua is Better Than Fury, But Haye Beats Him Ishe Smith Discusses Training Camp, Fighting Frank Galarza Shakur Stevenson, Nico Hernandez To Get Honored at Home Smith: Canelo Ducked Golovkin, Talk of Pacquiao is Embarrassing! Mayweather Promotions' Titans of the Trade on September 17 Eubank Jr: Saunders is Extremely Boring, I Want 50-50 For Rematch Karim Mayfield Vents Over Bakhtiyar Eyubov Loss, Wants Rematch Marrero Reflects on Latest Win, Remains in Pursuit of Zambrano Burns-Relikh Title Fight Confirmed For October 7 in Glasgow Demetrius Andrade Ready For Culcay in Germany, SHO on Board? De La Hoya is Firm: Canelo Will Out-Sell Both Pacquiao Fights! Golovkin's Coach Rips Carl Froch: He Retired, Didn't Back Up Talk Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin, Ward, Kovalev, Team USA, More Mike Lee Faces Chris Traietti, September 30 at UIC Forum Juan Manuel Lopez Medically Cleared To Fight Wilfredo Vazquez Carlos Sanchez Aims To Continue KO Streak in Montebello Golovkin-Brook: Callum Smith, Kid Galahad, McDonnell Added Brook Baits Golovkin: You Want Respect? Show Me That Power! Avni Yildirim Ready For Aaron Pryor Jr. Clash in Berlin Despite Backlash, Luis Ortiz Envisions Brighter Future Williams on Brook Sparring: He's on Another Level To Golovkin! Jose Felix Pumped For Return, Hopes To Get Terry Flanagan Canelo, Conor McGregor Trade Words Over 'Cherry Picking' Claim Cuadras: Chocolatito Has an Appointment With a Knockout Photos: Christian Gonzalez, Edgar Valerio, Nava Open Workouts Photos: Danny Roman, LaRon Mitchell Ready For 'New Blood' Photos: Guerrero vs. Peralta, Angulo vs. Hernandez Face To Face Roberto Duran's 'No Mas' Trunks Hit The Auction Block Photos: Tishchenko Honored For Gold Medal By Vladimir Putin Fox Sports 1 Pleased With Latest Ratings Figure For PBC Show
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement