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Mike Alvarado's Dedication Grew After Provodnikov Loss

By CARLOS ARIAS

BELL, CALIF. --- Mike Alvarado said the biggest thing he learned coming off the loss to Ruslan Provodnikov had to do with his dedication to the sport.

"My dedication, dedication to what made me in that ring," Alvarado said at Wednesday's open workout at Azteca Boxing Club. "I wasn't dedicated as much as I should have been. I was still training hard and everything, but mentally more dedicated into my training, you know, deeper, pushing myself that extra mile in those rounds in the strength and conditioning drills, you know, everything."

Alvarado said his training camp to get ready for Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night at The Forum on HBO was a lot more focused compared to the camp he had for the Provodnikov fight.

"This camp was a lot more focused, deep into my training, and what I needed to train hard for," Alvarado said. "I was more giving my time to people and giving my time for the production of it and not in my training. I was giving everybody all my time and my time should have been in the gym."

Alvarado said he knows he's facing one of the all-time greats when he steps into the ring with Marquez on Saturday.

"It's going to be very overwhelming," Alvarado said. "It's going to hit me more and it's going to soak in like,'Hey, I made it here.' It's going to give me that much more confidence to be like, 'I deserve this shot. I deserve to be on the other side of the ring with a legend.' I'm just excited and blessed. I'm happy. I'm honored to be in this position for this opportunity in my life, in my career.

"I mean, it's a legend. The name alone, who Marquez is alone, compared to any other fighters, compared to any other fight. I mean, winning a world title was huge, but Marquez, you know what I mean? His name alone puts me on another level in this boxing world. To fight somebody like that is nothing but an honor."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by J-champ on 05-16-2014

This is a make or break fight for both fighters.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 05-16-2014

This guy talks too much and is inconsistent. And now we hear he parties too much. 3 strikes. Out within 7 if he pushes JMM.

Comment by Nomadic on 05-15-2014

After that whupping, I don't think it was the training.

Comment by St. Johns Gent on 05-15-2014

good comment and agree 100, alvarado does look somewhat robotic and stiff at times............ for a moment there i thought you were describing your boy Golovkin :blackeye: hahaha

Comment by Corelone on 05-15-2014

I don't see Alvarado improving a lot by getting into better shape, though that never hurts. Better technique would help much more, as Provo just bull rushed him and beat him down. Better footwork, slipping and ducking, jab better. Marquez…

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