Chat with Mike Alvarado

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Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, we're going inside the boxing ring when Mike Alvarado stops by to chat about his title defense this weekend.

Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO) takes on Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KO) for Alvarado's WBO junior welterweight belt. The 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. will host the fight which airs Saturday on HBO World Championship Boxing at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Alvarado last fought in March, when he avenged the only loss of his career with a decision over Brandon Rios. The win also earned him the junior welterweight title. While the Rios victory came via decision, 12 of his last 16 wins have come through KO.

Send your questions now and join Alvarado Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET!

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