INGLEWOOD, CALIF (May 13, 2014) — The Official Weigh-In for boxing’s triumphant return to the “Fabulous” Forum will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The inaugural brawl, which takes place on Saturday, May 17, will feature four-division world champion and Méxican icon JUAN MANUEL “Dinamita” MÁRQUEZ (55-7-1, 40 KOs), of México City, and former world junior welterweight champion “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO (34-2, 23 KOs), of Denver, Colo., squaring off in a World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title elimination bout with the winner emerging as the mandatory challenger to WBO welterweight champion and Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao.
FREE PARKING in the Manchester Lot, North West side, will be available for fans at Noon. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m. with the fighters stepping on the scale, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Fans will be directed up Ramp No. 4 for access into the North Entrance. (Media parking will be in the North East side of the Manchester Lot. Media should check in at the Floor Seat entrance.)
Márquez vs. Alvarado takes place Saturday, May 17, and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with the Viktor Postol vs. Selcuk Aydin World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight title elimination bout. Postol (25-0, 10 KOs), of Brovarsky, Ukraine, and Aydin (26-2, 19 KOs), of Trabzon, Turkey, are world-rated No. 1 and No. 2 by the WBC, respectively,
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing, PS4 and Tecate, remaining tickets to Márquez vs. Alvarado, priced at $400, $250, $150, $75 and $35, can be purchased at the Forum box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (800-745-3000), and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.fabulousforum.com
Doors open at 3:00 p.m. PT with the first bout on the mega undercard beginning at 3:15 p.m. PT.
Road To Márquez/Alvarado HBO Replay Schedule (All times are ET/PT):
May 14 (6:00 p.m. & 5:40 a.m.), 16 (9:00 a.m. & 3:45 p.m.)
and 17 (8:15 a.m.).