Unbeaten Mike Alvarado has been added to the undercard of the May 7 pay-per-view show headlined by the WBO welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley, Top Rank announced.
Alvarado (29-0, 21 knockouts) will put his spotless record on the line against Ray Narh (25-1, 21 KOs) of Accra, Ghana.
Alvarado, a Denver area resident, has won 11 of his last 13 fights by KO in a career that has been interrupted twice by jail stints stemming from traffic and driving offenses, domestic violence charges, and parole violation. His showcase victories have come over Michael Clark, Emanuel Clottey and Cesar Bazan.
Narh is riding a seven-year, 15-fight winning strike, 12 by KO, after an amateur career that featured a spot on Ghana's 2000 Olympic Team.
Other highlights of the Pacquiao-Mosley undercard will be fights between ex-middleweight king Kelly Pavlik (36-2, 32 KOs) and Alfonso Lopez (21-0, 16 KOs), plus Wilfredo Vasquez (20-0-1, 17 KOs) against five-time world champion Jorge Arce (56-6-2, 43 KOs).
Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show.