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Mike Alvarado is Targeting The IBF Championship

By Chris LaBate

Undefeated junior welterweight contender Mike Alvarado (31-0, 22KOs) is working his way up the ladder to an IBF title shot. On Saturday he returned home to Denver, Colorado to win a one-sided ten round decision over Mexican veteran Gabriel Martinez.

The fight was originally booked for the WBC's Continental Americas title. Winning the minor belt would have brought him closer to a title shot. But Alvarado noticed something strange with the WBC rankings. Despite the fact that he was winning his fights, including a third round stoppage of number three six Ray Narh, he continued to drop in the WBC's rankings.

Alvarado dumped the WBC and instead fought for the IBF's Latino title. He feels ready to fight any of the top contenders to earn a shot at the title, which is currently owned by British superstar Amir Khan.

"If we'd have kept that (WBC) belt," Alvarado told The Denver Post, "we'd have kept dropping out of the top 20. Forget it. They weren't helping. So we let that go and picked up a bigger, better belt. The IBF is in our corner. I'm right there. I've proved myself. I'll fight anybody. Whatever it takes. The best needs to fight the best."

"A lot of guys go through those tough fights and they get older with a lot of wear and tear. But I'm fresh. Let's get back to the drawing board. The sky's the limit."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 08-02-2011

I'm never going to Denver, sounds kind of mean.

Comment by 303D-BOY on 08-02-2011

Figure's tuff guy's on computer's lol. So your saying Mike Can't beat Maidana, Peterson, Morales, BAM BAM, Gay Paulie, Alexander? they all would get smashed get real mayne! The dude is for real! talk all you want:)) By the way…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-02-2011

[QUOTE=Medved;10933722]Who's writing all the Avocado pieces? I will never support Alvarado because everytime I read his last name I think its Avocado. AND I HATE AVOCADOS' [IMG]http://www.cheesecravings.com/Images/i-hate-avocados.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE] I bet if he was a sh*tty Eastern Euro fighter you'd be all…

Comment by solo20 on 08-02-2011

[QUOTE=303D-BOY;10933807]I swear all you fan's do is f'n hate! let the man shine you drunk's atleast Mike's came up the hard way! none of you sissy's would get in the ring & do it & if you have where n…

Comment by Medved on 08-02-2011

[QUOTE=303D-BOY;10933807]I swear all you fan's do is f'n hate! let the man shine you drunk's atleast Mike's came up the hard way! none of you sissy's would get in the ring & do it & if you have where n…

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