Marquez Counts Down To Saturday Clash

May 13, 2014, Los Angeles, Ca. — Four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico signs gloves during a conference call Tuesday for his upcoming 12-round welterweight battle against former Jr. Welterweight champion Mike Alvarado of Denver,Co.

Promoted by Top Rank® in association with Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing and Tecate, Márquez and Alvarado will collide at The Forum in Inglewood,Ca. on Saturday, May 17 and will be televised live on HBO®.

The Official Weigh-In for boxing’s triumphant return to the “Fabulous” Forum will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The winner emerges as the mandatory challenger to WBO welterweight champion and Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao.

FREE PARKING in the Manchester Lot, North West side will be available for fans at Noon. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m. with the fighters stepping on the scale, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Fans will be directed up Ramp No. 4 for access into the North Entrance. (Media parking will be in the North East side of the Manchester Lot. Media should check in at the Floor Seat entrance.)

The telecast will open with the Viktor Postol vs. Selcuk Aydin World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight title elimination bout. Postol (25-0, 10 KOs), of Brovarsky, Ukraine,and Aydin(26-2, 19 KOs), of Trabzon, Turkey, are world-rated No. 1 and No. 2 by the WBC, respectively,

Tickets are still available and 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 — Photo Credit : Chris Farina – Top Rank



-El Dude :

I predict Juan Manuel Marquez squeezing by Mike Alvarado with a late TKO. Marquez is a crafty defensive fighter with plenty of KO power still left in his canyons. Mike is a strong brawler who is hungry and has nothing to lose and the whole world to gain by defeating a legend like Marquez. The keys to victory in this "All or Nothing" kind of fight will be the foot work, head faints and the countering which all seem to favor the veteran. Some fans are calling for the winner of this fight to face Ruslan Provodnikov next. JMM has one foot out the ring & the truth is that Ruslan Provodnikov is injurious to the health of JMM. The fans would not enjoy a 2-rd fight between Ruslan & JMM that would end up in a horrifying KO. JMM has stated that he only has 1-2 fights left in him so that being said why have him go out like a dirty sock. I see Juan Manuel Marquez doing a retiring tour seeking a title shot with a lesser threat of an opponent. JMM does not have a title nor does he have a mandatory fight & his odds are not as favorable like they were just a few years ago but his experience is well appreciated & respected. To see JMM fight is to show him respect for Boxing is what this legend loves to do. by El Dude.