Friday, August 23, 2013
Posted by Sage of Six Path at 4:27 PM
Ruslan Provodnikov and Mike Alvarado appeared together at a news conference at Elway's restaurant previewing their WBO junior welterweight title fight set for Oct. 19 at the 1stBANK Center in nearby Broomfield. The bout, which represents Alvarado's first title defense, is being promoted by Top Rank and Banner Promotions and will be televised live on HBO.
Alvarado will enjoy a 3 inch height advantage over the 5’6” Provodnikov, an advantage Mike will capitalize on with his superior boxing skills while Provodnikov hopes to turn the fight into a brawl as soon as possible, something that should never happen.
Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs) will make the first defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight title a “home game,” when he battles Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs), Saturday, October 19, at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo.
This marks the area’s first world championship fight featuring a local fighter since September 15, 2000 when former World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight champion Stevie Johnston unsuccessfully challenged defending WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo, via majority draw, at Pepsi Center. Alvarado vs. Provodnikov Tickets are already been sold and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. It will be the first time HBO has ever televised a fight live from Colorado.