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Ruslan Provodnikov stops Mike Alvarado to claim the WBO light-welterweight title

In a classic bout that lived up to it’s billing, Ruslan Provodnikov won the WBO Jr. Welterweight championship when Mike Alvarado did not continue after round ten of a scheduled twelve round bout at the before 7.012 fans at a soldout 1stBank Arena. The fight was promoted by Top Rank and Banner Promotions. The two slugged it out from the opening bell with Provodnikov rocking Alvarado in round [...]

Provodnikov stops Alvarado in 10th

Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO's) ended the brief reign of WBO light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-2, 23 KO's) by defeating him by 10th round stoppage tonight in a two knockdown victory at the 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, in Denver, Colorado, USA. In the 10th round, Provodnikov staggered a tired and badly beaten Alvarado, pummeling him with powerful shots for the last minute of the round. [...]

Alvarado vs. Provodnikov: Harold Lederman’s ringside view

Video by Carlos Sacriste For 27 years, Harold Lederman has been gracing our television sets and giving the fight fans around the world his unique view at ringside for some of boxing’s most memorable fights. This Saturday night, the knowledgeable fight judge will once again serve as HBO’s unofficial ringside scorer for what could be a fight of the year candidate between Mike Alvarado and [...]

Alvarado/Provodnikov Sells Out 1STBANK Center

Denver's very own homegrown world champion "Mile High" MIKE ALVARADO and No. 1 contender the "Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV of Russia -- both coming off nationally-televised Fight of the Year performances -- will go mano a mano in their world championship rumble tonight in front of a sold out 1STBANK Center audience. The last tickets were sold on Friday at 9:15 p.m. Alvarado (34-1, 23 [...]

Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov: Weigh in results

Ruslan Provodnikov – 139.8 pounds Mike Alvarado – 139.8 pounds This Saturday evening, the city of Denver, Colorado, will be throwing a party, and the current WBO Junior Welterweight Champion, Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs), will be the guest of honor. It’s been a long time coming for the nine year fight veteran. After paying his dues and climbing up the pugilistic ladder, “Mile [...]

Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov: This one has fight of the year written all over it!

After successfully avenging a loss from Brandon Rios early this year, Mike Alvarado’s reward from Top Rank was some good ole fashion home cooking and a stylistic matchup with Ruslan Provodnikov that should guarantee entertainment. Can Alvarado stay focused on the game plan with extra weight placed on his shoulders by a hero’s welcome he’ll get from his fans that will fill the 1STBANK Center [...]

Public Invited to Alvarado-Provodnikov Official Weigh-In Tomorrow – 3 PM MT

DENVER (October 17, 2013) -- Denver's very own homegrown world champion "Mile High" MIKE ALVARADO and No. 1 contender the "Siberian Rocky" RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV of Russia -- both coming off nationally-televised Fight of the Year performances -- will face each other for the last time outside the ring at the Official Weigh-In for their world championship rumble, Tomorrow! Friday, October 18, at Diego's [...]

Mike Alvarado Vs. Ruslan Provodnikov Saturday, Oct. 19

HBO Sports returns with an action-packed night of boxing programming, headlined by a junior welterweight title bout featuring two of the sport’s most exciting fighters when WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: MIKE ALVARADO VS. RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV is seen SATURDAY, OCT. 19 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team of Jim Lampley, [...]

Alvarado & Provodnikov Interview Transcript

For the first time in 13 years, and leave it to local world champion "Mile High" Mike Alvarado to do it, the Denver area will host a world championship boxing event. A sellout crowd is expected. It will be broadcast live on HBO beginning 9:45 pm ET and will be book-ended with some incredible programming for boxing fans -- the replay of last week's Timothy Bradley - Juan Manuel Márquez world welterweight [...]

Alvarado vs Provodnikov Officials Announced

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, October 19, in the title bouts between Mike Alvarado versus Ruslan Provodnikov and Robert Stieglitz against Isaac Ekpo, to be held in United States and Germany, respectively. At the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Denver, Colorado, [...]