by David P. Greisman


Mike Alvarado’s latest run-in with the law was particularly ill timed, coming just three weeks before his Jan. 24 trilogy rubber match against Brandon Rios. Alvarado was arrested on Jan. 3 thanks to a warrant being out for his arrest and also due to him once again being a convicted felon allegedly possessing a handgun, according to the

Denver Post



The arrest came during a traffic stop caused by Alvarado’s vehicle registration being expired, and officers believed they saw the passenger, Alvarado, putting something into his glove compartment. They soon discovered the open warrant for Alvarado’s arrest, plus a handgun in the glove compartment, the report said.


Alvarado had been taken into police custody in Nevada in late September after a disturbance call led police to discover open warrants for him in Colorado.


Alvarado, 34, had a traffic warrant issued on May 27 by the Northglenn Police Department for failure to appear in court for a charge of “driving under restraint,” according to online records. He then had a felony warrant issued on June 3 by the Thornton Police Department for a charge of “possession of weapons by previous offenders.”


He was supposed to have a court date on Dec. 22 in Adams County District Court for an arraignment in a the latter case of being a felon in possession of a weapon. Apparently he allegedly didn’t show, as the Adams County Sheriff’s Office website shows an open warrant issued Dec. 22 for “failure to appear.”

He also had a warrant issued Dec. 16 for failure to appear in a traffic case out of Northglenn for the aforementioned charge of driving under restraint.

The Denver Post says Alvarado is presently free on $41,500 bail.


Alvarado has a lengthy criminal record and spent some time behind bars a handful of years ago for violating probation “involving traffic- and driving-oriented offenses and an earlier domestic violence charge,” The Denver Post wrote in 2010 as the boxer was preparing to come back to the ring.


He is coming off a pair of losses — one to Ruslan Provodnikov via stoppage in October 2013, another via decision against Juan Manuel Marquez in May. That brought his record to 34-3 with 23 KOs.

The rubber match with Rios remains on as scheduled, according to Henry Delgado, Alvarado's trainer.

"There's no problem with the fight. As long as he's out. And he's been bailed out. The fight's only in a few weeks. I don't see that being a problem," Delgado told the Denver Post. "He's just with the wrong people in the wrong places sometimes."


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