Brandon Rios seeks to regain the confidence he had prior to suffering back-to-back losses to Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao last year when he faces Diego Chaves on Saturday on HBO. Rios is recharged and ready but Chaves, as hardcore fans know, is no joke.
WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov was ringside for Juan Manuel Marquez’s win over Mike Alvarado last Saturday, close enough to make comparisons to his own 10th-round stoppage of Alvarado in October 2013.
HBO’s broadcast of Juan Manuel Marquez’s unanimous decision over Mike Alvarado generated a peak viewership of 1,322,000, making it the second most watched bout on cable so far in 2013 and this year, according to Nielsen Media Research on Tuesday.
Fans share their thoughts on Juan Manuel Marquez’s entertaining decision over Mike Alvarado, what could be next for Marquez, the Stevenson-Fonfara light heavyweight championship, Cotto-Martinez, plus plenty of mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado spoke to the media after their hard and entertaining fight at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on May 17. Marquez, who scored a unanimous decision, was humble in victory. Alvarado was gracious in defeat. Marquez also spoke about a fifth bout with Manny Pacquiao.
Juan Manuel Marquez was the black sheep in the Mexican triumvirate that included Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales but has outlasted the others and emerged as the enduring star, which he proved once again with a dominant decision over Mike Alvarado.
Juan Manuel Marquez turned in a performance befitting his return to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where he first made his name in the 1990s, on Saturday. Marquez got up from a knockdown to outclass and outfight Mike Alvarado to an entertaining unanimous decision.
The best thing about fights that go the distance is that they give us 12 rounds of Naoki Fukuda’s photos to choose from. The worst thing is that they give us 12 rounds of Naoki Fukuda’s photos to choose from.
Juan Manuel Marquez outworked and outslugged Mike Alvarado to easily win on points in a 12-round junior welterweight fight before 12,090 Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood.
Everyone, from combatants Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado to weigh-in co-host Tim Bradley, is promising a war tomorrow night at The Forum, in which a shot at Manny Pacquiao could be on the line.
Juan Manuel Marque and Mike Alvarado on the scales for Saturday’s matchup at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
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Like most observers and fans, Juan Manuel Marquez believes Saturday night’s fight against Mike Alvarado is sure to be a war.
Perhaps a harbinger of sorts or perhaps a warning to Juan Manuel Marquez but Top Rank’s Bob Arum insists Manny Pacquiao’s recent win over Tim Bradley revealed the best version of the Filipino sensation.
Mike Alvarado says he’s prepared, physically and (more importantly) mentally, for his fight with Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Alvarado trained in Southern California, away from distractions.
Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado met with fans and media ahead of their welterweight battle this Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Juan Manuel Marquez has predicted “a war” when he faces Mike Alvarado in a 144-pound bout at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday, but though Alvarado has been in many slugfests the 33-year-old contender says he’ll try to control his battle lust.
Juan Manuel Marquez isn’t looking past Saturday’s challenge of Mike Alvarado but knows a win can get him another bout against archrival Manny Pacquiao, whom the modern-day Mexican legend says was at his best in victory over Tim Bradley last month.