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Former Jr. Welterweight champion Mike Alvarado of Denver,Co. and four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico took part in a special media day at the Azteca Boxing Club in Bell, California, in advance of their 12-round welterweight elimination battle on Saturday.
Also on hand was two-time Méxican Olympian and undefeated Featherweight Óscar Valdez (10-0, 9 KOs) who is featured on the Márquez-Alvarado undercard, as well as former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley.
Promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing and Tecate, Márquez and Alvarado will collide at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Saturday, May 17. The bout will be televised live on HBO. Tickets are still available and are priced at $400, $250, $150, $100, $75 and $35. Tickets can be purchased at the Forum box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (800-745-3000), and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.fabulousforum.com.