Tonight at 10:15 pm EDT on HBO, BoxNation (UK), and Azteca (Mexico), Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado meet in a high-stakes showdown from the refurbished Forum in Inglewood, California, with the winner likely to receive a fight later this year with Manny Pacquiao.
Undercard coverage will also be available tonight, as Top Rank TV will be starting their broadcast at 6:15 pm EDT.
Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KO) and Alvarado (34-2, 23 KO) are both coming off of losses last October, with Marquez dropping a decision to Timothy Bradley in a WBO welterweight title fight, and Alvarado losing his WBO junior welterweight title to Ruslan Provodnikov.
Tonight's fight will be at a 144-pound catchweight, with both making weight yesterday and looking good on the scales.
Marquez, 40, is the favorite tonight, but the 33-year-old Alvarado feels he's got the right style and enough youth to pull off the upset tonight and score a career-biggest fight with Pacquiao, who now holds the WBO welterweight belt after beating Bradley on April 12.
BLH will have live coverage tonight at 10:15 pm EDT, so join us for the fight!