Among the Living: Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado Fight for their Futures


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Alvarado, 34-2 with 23 knockouts, last made headlines when he was tied to an SUV that had been mysteriously driven into a lake in Colorado. Needless to say, this is not the kind of news you want to see on an RSS Feed concerning an athlete. Alvarado is not Aaron Hernandez, of course, but discipline outside of the ring has always been a problem for him. Before that strange incident, “Mile High” took a vicious beating from Ruslan Provodnikov, who left him unable to continue after 10 rounds of abuse. Although Alvarado has proven his grit repeatedly over the years, his loss to Provodnikov brought out the usual sad hecklers of boxing: lunatics who have confused prizefighting with X-Box thrills, CGI chills, and Pixar spills. Even so, durability will be a real issue for Alvarado, 33, when he ducks through the ropes against a veteran sharpshooter who has more kayos than Alvarado has fights. Read “Among the Living: Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado Fight for their Futures” on REMEZCLA.

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