Alvarado vs Provodnikov reportedly done for October 19

Josh Hedges

Fight fans have another potentially great matchup to look forward to, as Mike Alvarado vs Ruslan Provodnikov is reportedly ready to go for October 19 on HBO.

Mike Alvarado has confirmed via his Twitter account that an October 19 fight with Ruslan Provodnikov is a done deal from his end. If the fight is indeed official, it will be fought at 140 pounds, and will serve as the live fight paired with a replay of the previous weekend's Bradley-Marquez pay-per-view event.

The fight will be held at the First Bank Center in Denver, giving Alvarado home field advantage. Denver-based journalist Brandon Spano broke the news first on his Twitter account.

Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO) is coming off of a career-best win, beating Brandon Rios in a terrific rematch on March 30, while Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KO) took part in arguably the only better fight of 2013, his dramatic and brutal March 16 loss to Timothy Bradley at welterweight.

Whether or not this qualifies as a "big fight" is pretty irrelevant, since we know what we can expect, and we know why we'll all be tuning in. Alvarado vs Provodnikov promises great action, some jaw-dropping exchanges, and a high usage of the word "warrior" in the post-fight recaps around the boxing world. This has been rumored for weeks now, and luckily, it's the fight we'll be getting.

Who wins in October? Might Alvarado suffer a hometown letdown after such a big win, or is he just on another level from Provodnikov?

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