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Alvarado-Provodnikov title bout set

Updated: August 5, 2013, 11:26 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Interim junior welterweight titlist Mike Alvarado and contender Ruslan Provodnikov have been regular participants in action-packed fights. In fact, each of their bouts so far in 2013, just a couple of weeks apart, were both fiercely contested barnburners that immediately jumped to the forefront for fight of the year honors.

Now Alvarado and Provodnikov are set to fight each other in a fight most expect will take its place among the top contenders for fight of the year.

Alvarado will ...

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