After failing to capturing his first ever WBO welterweight title last October in a loss to Timothy Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez will head back to the ring to face what could be a dangerous opponent in Mike Alvarado on May 17. The refurbished “Fabulous Forum” in Inglewood, CA will be the venue for the bout between WBO champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado. Juan Manuel Marquez opened as a -225 favorite with the Boxing odds as Mike Alvarado was a +180 dog.
Juan Manuel Marquez
The 40 year old Juan Manuel Marquez stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall with a reach of 67 inches and an orthodox stance. “Dinamita” Marquez was born in Mexico City where he still resides to this day. Marquez is the top ranked Mexican welterweight and is ranked 3rd in the world for the welterweight division. Marquez has a career record of 55 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw. Out of his 55 wins Marquez has 40 knockouts and has never been knocked out. Marquez is coming off a split decision loss to Timothy Bradley in a bout for the WBO welterweight title that took place on October 12, 2013from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. Prior to that Marquez scored a knockout win over Manny Pacquiao.
Mike “Mile High” Alvarado
Mike Alvarado stands at 5 feet 9 inches tall with a reach of 69 and one half inches with an orthodox stance. Alvarado is a native of Denver, Colorado and resides in Thornton, CO. He is the 6th ranked American light welterweight while ranking 14th in the world for the light welterweight division. Alvarado is coming off a RTD loss to Ruslan Provodnikov on October 19, 2013 in a bout that was for the light welterweight title from the 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, Denver, CO. Prior to that Alvarado scored the interim WBO light welterweight title with a unanimous decision win over Brandon Rios. Alvarado has a career record of 34 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws with 23 knockout wins and 2 knockout losses.
Marquez gets the call in this one!