[Photos] Marquez/Alvarado Press Conference

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On Wednesday, future hall of gamer Juan Manuel Marquez and “Mile High” Mike Alvarado, along with their respective camps came together at the iconic Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California to formally announce their upcoming May 17th taking place at the same location.

In his address, Mike Alvarado described the match-up as not only an opportunity for redemption, but chance to retire a legend in the process.

“Coming off a loss against Provodnikov, I can redeem myself against a legend.” said Alvarado. “I have to exploit his weaknesses. On May 17th I will be redeeming myself against a legend.”

Juan Manuel Marquez likened this experience to returning to his youth.

“I feel very happy because I started my career in this historical building,” said Marquez. I have to prepare very hard for this fight. I like this kind of challenge. I feel like I’m 23 years old because I started in building. I feel great.





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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For more information on the Forum visit www.fabulousforum.com.

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