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Mike Alvarado-Mauricio Herrera To Open Gamboa-Rios

By Osman Rodriguez

According to Top Rank's VP, Carl Morretti, junior welterweight Mike Alvarado (32-0, 23KOs) will face Mauricio Herrera (18-1, 7KOs) on April 14th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Alvarado returns from last November's thrilling tenth round knockout of Breidis Prescott, while Herrera is riding a big run which includes wins over Mike Dallas Jr. and Ruslan Provodnikov.

Alvarado-Herrera will open up the HBO broadcast, with lightweights Brandon Rios and Yuriokris Gamboa trading big punches in the televised main event.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by torosboxing75 on 02-23-2012

Another great night of boxing, and I can't wait.

Comment by Mayweather41-0 on 02-23-2012

I have to give Top Rank/HBO/Hershmen credit these are 2 very tv friendly fights and will def be fun to watch I know what im watching April 14th. Rios and Alvarado win by ko. Hopefully Rios and Alvarado meet someday…

Comment by 4Corners on 02-23-2012

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;11815606]Now Herrera should have loss to Dallas IMO. Herrera lacks the power to keep Mike at bay. He could do that to Provo because he freezes when even when a light puncher throws on him. We've seen Mike trade against…

Comment by onechance87 on 02-23-2012

I was hoping alvarado would fight the russian guy,But herrera did beat him,So i guess its a good fight.

Comment by Evil Abed on 02-23-2012

[QUOTE=4CornersKid;11815578]Is Bradley vacating the WBO title??? Alvarado is ranked high in the WBO and could fight for a vacant title if Bradley vacates. Also, he could fight the Morales-Garcia winner for the WBC title, or Lamont Peterson for the WBA…

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