Tonight at the 1stBank Arena, One of the most anticipated bouts of the year will take place when WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Mike Alvarado defends his title against Ruslan Provodnikov.
The fight, promoted by Top Rank and Banner Promotions will be seen live on HBO Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 pm eastern / Pacific time.
Before the cameras roll, two members of the Banner Promotions stable will be in action. Heavyweight Donovan Dennis and super featherweight Vitor Jones De Olivera will take part in six and four round fights respectively.
Heavyweight Donovan Dennis will take on Hugo Arceo of Boulder (3-0-1, 3 KO’s) Colorado.
Dennis of Davenport, Iowa has a record of 8-1, 1 No Contest with six knockouts and will be making his 6th appearance of 2013. He is coming off 2nd round stoppage over Kevin Tiller on July 27th.
At Friday’s weigh in Dennis weighed 221 pounds while Arceo checked in at 245 pounds.
De Olivera of Brasilia, Brazil will take on Martin Quesada.
De Olivera is the nephew of former four-time, two-division world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas.
De Olivera (0-0, 1 No-Contest) weighed in at 130 ¾ pounds while Quesada of Denver, Colorado checked in at 128 ½ pounds.