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Marquez vs. Alvarado Set For 5/17 At The Forum in L.A.

By Jake Donovan

Terms have been reached for a catchweight bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado. Representatives for both sides have confirmed that the bout will take place on May 17 at The Forum in Los Angeles.

An agreed-upon maximum catchweight of 143 lb. has been designated for the scheduled 12-round fight, which will air on HBO. 

Both fighters are coming off of losses in back-to-back weekends last October. Marquez fell short of dethroning unbeaten welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr in Las Vegas, one week prior to Alvarado suffering a stoppage loss at the vicious hands of Ruslan Provodnikov. 

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Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter:  @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrRolltide91 on 03-14-2014

decent fight

Comment by HeroBando on 03-14-2014

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;14323924]Yeah, you got a point I guess, but this fight still sucks. Alvarado isn't that good. He isn't even better than Rios truth be told.[/QUOTE] Mike is bigger than anyone Marquez has fought. And probably h2h tougher than anyone…

Comment by LeonSpinxMwfpce on 03-14-2014

[QUOTE=MRCHOKEaMF;14323184]whats the diff between Provo and Alvarado one is just further down the line in their career, after a couple more fights Provo is gonna be Alvarado. They are both come forward punching bags. See how many punches you can…

Comment by TLC8 on 03-14-2014

Knows he was behind on all scorecards, just got dropped by Pac in the 5th , was out of gas when he landed a Hail Mary, whined after losing to Bradley, been complaining about the judges, begging for a Bradley…

Comment by -PEZ- on 03-13-2014

Don't know how I feel about this one.

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