More Bouts Added To Marquez-Alvarado

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Saturday, May 17 New Start Time will be 3:15 P.M. PT

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA (May 2, 2014) – Boxing's return to the Forum (3900 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, Calif. 90305) will start a little sooner than originally announced. The historic inaugural brawl on Saturday May 17 , featuring four-division world champion and Méxican icon JUAN MANUEL “Dinamita” MÁRQUEZ battling former junior welterweight world champion and the pride of Colorado “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO in the main event, will now start at a new earlier time — 3:15 p.m. PT , with doors opening at 3:00 p.m. PT.

“We wanted to make boxing's return to the Forum something special for the fans and the best way to do that was to add more bouts to the undercard. We expect more than 10 bouts on this show,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. “However, since Márquez-Alvarado will be televised live on HBO®, we needed to push the start time of the undercard up to 3:15 p.m. to accommodate all the fights.”

Márquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs), of México City, a longtime Forum stalwart who never lost a fight at the legendary boxing venue, and Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs), of Denver, CO., will collide in a 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title elimination bout. The Márquez-Alvarado welterweight rumble will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. The winner will be declared the mandatory challenger to WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Márquez and Alvarado boast a combined record of 89-9-1 (63 KOs) — a winning percentage of 90% and a victory by knockout ratio of 71%.

The undercard will be announced shortly.

Promoted by Top Rank® in association with Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing PS4 and Tecate, remaining tickets to Márquez vs. Alvarado are priced at $400, $250, $150, $100, $75 and $35. Tickets can be purchased at the Forum box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (800-745-3000), and online at or

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-El Dude :

We have to give Juan Manuel Marquez the benefit of the doubt. JMM is coming of a loss to Bradley and showed that he has nothing left to offer but to become a punching bag for a powerful prospect like Ruslan Provodnikov yet his next opponent is no other than hard hitting and all out brawler Mike Alvarado. JMM has said that he has 1-2 fight left before he retires and is seeking his next title shot. JMM doesn't have a mandatory fighter and doesn't need the fame nor the money because he is a true Boxing legend with one foot out the ring. JMM will be remembered as one of the best because he never ducked the best and he always gives it his best as he continues to climb over the rest. by El Dude.