Denver's own "Mile High" Mike Alvarado will be fighting in front of his hometown fans for the first time in over two years when he battles #1 contender Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia on Saturday, October 19 at 1STBANK Center in nearby Broomfield, Colorado in defense of the interim WBO light welterweight title. The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT, will be the first time HBO has televised a live fight from Colorado. Tickets for this event go on sale today.
Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO's) avenged his first professional loss to Brandon Rios with a unanimous decision victory this past March. Resisting the temptation to stand toe-to-toe with his bruising opponent, Alvarado outboxed Rios over the last half of the fight to win the interim belt.
Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KO's) catapulted from ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" status to legitimate contender with a hard-fought and entertaining slugfest against WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley in an HBO televised fight on March 16. Although he lost a close unanimous decision, the 29-year old Russian earned some well-deserved attention and finds himself in his second world title fight in seven months.
Promoted by Top Rank® and Banner Promotions, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Alvarado vs. Provodnikov world title fight event go on sale today, August 16, at 10:00 a.m. MT. Priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable fees and taxes, tickets can be purchased online at TicketHorse.com, ordered by phone at 866-461-6556 and at Tickethorse kiosks located at all Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods Stores (for credit card purchases only).
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