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Juan Manuel Marquez to take on Mike Alvarado next

Four-division world champion and Méxican icon JUAN MANUEL “Dinamita” MÁRQUEZ and former world junior welterweight champion “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO will host a news conference announcing their 12-round welterweight rumble and the return of boxing to the Forum.  

The news conference will take place Today!  Wednesday, March 26, in the Forum Club at the Forum (3900 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, Calif. 90305), beginning at 1:00 p.m. PT.  Joining them will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions. 

News conference check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. PT at the Forum Club entrance (media should enter the Forum via the Prairie Ave. gate). Both fighters and their teams will be available for one-on-one interviews. The news conference will be streamed live, beginning at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT via www.toprank.tv.   

Márquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs), of México City, México, and Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs), of Denver, CO., will collide in a WBO welterweight title elimination bout on Saturday, May 17 which will be televised live on HBO®.  The winner will challenge the victor of the upcoming WBO welterweight championship rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, Jr.

Promoted by Top Rank® in association with Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing and Tecate, 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%.

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