Five keys for Mike Alvarado

Plotting a path to victory in welterweight bout against Juan Manuel Marquez

Originally Published: May 15, 2014
By Brian Campbell | ESPN.com

For all-action fighter Mike Alvarado, there is simply no tomorrow.

One fight removed from the loss of his junior welterweight title by stoppage to Ruslan Provodnikov in October, the 33-year-old Denver native finds himself in the biggest fight of his career, on Saturday against Juan Manuel Marquez at The Forum in Inglewood, California (HBO, 10:15 p.m. ET/PT).

For Alvarado (34-2, 23 KOs), the opportunity to face a surefire Hall of Famer in Marquez (55-7-1, 40 ...

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