The pride of Denver, undefeated junior welterweight contender Mike Alvarado, returns to the ring on Saturday at the Mile High Event Center, located directly across from Mile High Racing Park in Commerce City, Colorado. The top-15 contender will be taking on crafty Emmanuel Clottey, in a 10-round rumble, headlining an action-packed eight-bout bout. Promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank in association with Delgado Promotions, the Alvarado-Clottey brawl will be televised nationally on Azteca America. Alvarado (24-0, 17 KOs), has knocked out seven of his last eight opponents.
Last year was Alvarado’s most impressive as a professional with knockout victories over former world champion Cesar Bazan and gritty contenders Miguel Angel Huerta, Manuel Garnica and Michel Rosales, and a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Jesus Rodriguez.
Clottey (20-8, 14 KOs), a native of Ghana, now living in Bronx, NY, is the brother of IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey. His resume boasts victories over 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Mohamed Abdulaev (11-0), and Michael Warrick (18-1).
The co-main event will feature Denver’s Rob Frankel (26-9-1) against Ricardo “Pelon” Dominguez (26-4-2, 15 KOs). Frankel returns to the ring riding a five-fight winning streak, including a unanimous decision victory over Bobby Pacquiao, brother of 2008 Fighter of the Year and five-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
Remaining tickets, priced at $60 (Ringside), $45 (Floor Reserved), and $25 (General Admission), can be purchased at TicketsWest outlets, including King Sooper’s, Delgado’s Gym and TicketsWest.com. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the first bout beginning at 6 p.m.