Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Alvarado-Provodnikov targeted for Oct. 19
Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov could meet in Denver to fight for the WBO's junior welterweight belt on Oct. 19.
"That's correct," said Arum, who handles Alvarado. "We're negotiating with Alvarado now."
Promoted by Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions, Provodnikov (22-2, 15 knockouts) is coming off a unanimous decision loss in March to WBO welterweight beltholder Tim Bradley, whom Provodnikov dropped in the 12th round.
Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs) was last in the ring for a unanimous-decision win over Brandon Rios in March that avenged his seventh-round stoppage loss to Rios in October of last year.
"It looks like we're going to be fighting Alvarado," said Pelullo. "The date that HBO is tentatively talking about is Oct. 19. We have agreed to the Alvarado fight, and, I guess, they're just waiting for Bob Arum to get Alvarado on board. The fight would take place in Denver. We've agreed to the fight, and I've made my deal with HBO and gone over everything."
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