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Mike Alvarado: 'I want to be great'

Originally Published: May 14, 2014
By Brian Campbell | ESPN.com

It isn't often that a loss can send a fighter into the biggest fight of his career. But for the all-action Mike Alvarado, that's exactly what took place.

One fight removed from losing his junior welterweight title by stoppage against Ruslan Provodnikov last October, Alvarado will square off in a welterweight title eliminator on Saturday against Juan Manuel Marquez at The Forum in Inglewood, California (HBO, 10:15 p.m. ET/PT).

Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) enters the bout, ...

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