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Juan Manuel Marquez Mulling Offer For Mike Alvarado

By Rene Umanzor

According to promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions, former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40KOs) is ready to fight on May 17th, but the Mexican start has not yet approved junior welterweight contender Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23KOs) as the opponent. Marquez-Alvarado is being targeted for the Forum in Inglewood, California. Marquez would return from last October's decision loss to WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley. In the same month, Alvarado was stopped by Ruslan Provodnikov.

"Mike Alvarado is a possible opponent for May 17 at the Forum in Inglewood. It would be a great fight, but that depends on Juan Manuel. He will decide if he wants that fight; I do not command him on his career. Juan has the date of May 17th available for his return. Sometimes he yells at me because I tell you the dates, but that is the plan that we have. Let's see if he wants to fight on that day," said Beltran.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 02-15-2014

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;14237645]He revolves his whole legacy around Pacquiao. And doesn't fight any other elite fighters hardly. Other than Mayweather and Bradley but those guys aren't punchers.[/QUOTE] What are you talking about??Marquez has beat,Casamayor,Juarez,Salido,Gainer,MAB etc etc..Marquez is a great fighter,there is…

Comment by Iceta Lives on 02-15-2014

[QUOTE=_original_;14236752]Piggy backed off his legacy and status by knocking him the f[COLOR="Black"]uc[/COLOR]k out? Makes sense.[/QUOTE] He revolves his whole legacy around Pacquiao. And doesn't fight any other elite fighters hardly. Other than Mayweather and Bradley but those guys aren't punchers.

Comment by Wizardsh on 02-15-2014

It's called a tuneup fight don't know why people are complaing about this

Comment by Nights King on 02-15-2014

If he loses to Alvarado whats next for Juan if Bradley loses to Pacquiao as well?

Comment by Sweden2716 on 02-15-2014

Marquez you are one of the best fighters in the past 20 years, but it is time to retire or make one last fight with Manny for the big last payday. The way you are acting now is like a…

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