Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Mike Alvarado and No. 1 contender Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia pose Thursday during the final press conference for their upcoming world title championship, Saturday, October 19 at 1STBANK Center in Denver, Co.
Promoted by Top Rank and Banner Promotions, in association with Tecate, Alvarado vs. Provodnikov will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 pm ET/PT.
Mike Alvarado: I’m excited, I’m emotional, I had a great camp. I’m ready to perform. I’m ready to make a mark in this boxing game. I’m here to do the best I possibly can in that ring and I’m going to fight to win.
Ruslan Provodnikov: I wish good luck to Mike and hope he’s had a good training camp like I did and I hope he’s ready to give it all in the ring just like I am.