By Rudy Mondragon
Looks like it is official. Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs) will be facing Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs) on October 19, 2013.
Mike is coming off a 12 round majority decision win against Brandon Rios. This was after his first fight with Rios, where Mike was stopped in 7 rounds.
Ruslan is coming off a 12 round decision lose to Timothy Bradley. It was a great fight that is definitely a fight of the year candidate for 2013. Ruslan hurt Timothy on multiple occasions and even scored a knockdown in the final round.
This fight has all the right ingredients for an instant classic. Ruslan likes to come forward and pressure his opponents and dish out powerful blows. Mike Alvarado can box and he showed that against Brandon. Alvarado does get caught up in exchanges and will not hesitate in going toe to toe with Ruslan. If he does go toe to toe however, the power will most definitely be in favor of the Ruslan.
You won’t want to miss any of the autumn mega fights. From Mayweather/Canelo, Garca/Matthysse, to Marquez/Bradley, and Pacquiao/Rios. Am I missing any?? If so, include them below.
Get ready Blood Money Boxing fans, it’s going to be one great autumn season of boxing!