Saturday May 17, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of Juan Manuel Marquez vs Mike Alvarado. HBO Boxing Marquez vs. Alvarado airs live on HBO this Saturday, May 17, with a fight time of 10:15 p.m. ET / PT. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion, right here.
Both HBO and Showtime have been moving more towards PPV for big fights this year, and the fact that this is on free(ish) TV is reason to celebrate. This is a huge fight where both men have much to win and much to lose. In early 2013, these were two of the most talked about fighters in the division, with Marquez riding high off his epic KO of Manny Pacquiao and Alvarado coming off a win over his rival Brandon Rios. But a pair of upset losses to Timothy Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov slowed both men down. The result is absolutely huge stakes for this fight. The winner is right back at the very top of the division and will be at the front of the line for a PPV encounter with Pacquiao. The loser will be on the first 2 fight losing streak of his entire career.
Also on the HBO card will be Viktor Postol vs. Selcuk Aydin. That's not a bad fight by any means, but it's not one that draws a ton of fan interest. Postol is ranked in the top 10 by Ring Magazine, so we'll see how he does with the added exposure here.
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for Marquez vs Alvarado results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday, May 17.
MARQUEZ vs. ALVARADO RESULTS:
Viktor Postol def. Selcuk Aydin via KO Round 11 2:52
Juan Manuel Marquez def. Mike Alvarado via Unanimous Decision (117-109x2, 119-108)