‘Mile High Mike’ Alvarado Back For More Against Juan Manual Marquez

DENVER (CBS4) – The last time Denver’s Mike Alvarado fought he could not answer the bell against Russian slugger Ruslan Provodnikov. Eight months later he’s back for more.

Mike Alvarado heads to his corner as he was defeated by Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia with a TKO in the 10th round to claim the WBO Junior Welterweight Title at the 1stBank Center on October 19, 2013 in Broomfield, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Mike Alvarado heads to his corner as he was defeated by Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia with a TKO in the 10th round to claim the WBO Junior Welterweight Title at the 1stBank Center on October 19, 2013 in Broomfield, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

“Mile High Mike” will fight 40-year-old Juan Manual Marquez this Saturday night at The Forum in Los Angeles.

Alvarado said he didn’t train properly for the Provodnikov fight and it really humbled him.

He’ll have his hands full against Marquez, who knocked out Manny Pacquiao.

“I’m here to redeem myself and put on a better show and perform at a higher level,” Alvarado said. “This is where I belong and I’m going to prove that, I’m going to show that this weekend.”

The fight airs live on HBO this Saturday with a fight time of 8:15 p.m.

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