Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight

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Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight
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Mike Alvarado will defend the WBO Junior Welterweight Championship against Ruslan Provodnikov.

Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov has been talked about as an almost certain fight of the year contender from the minute it was signed, and it will finally happen this Saturday night. That's par for the course whenever you have two guys who are willing to go to war in each and every round and are willing to go out on their sword if necessary.

Alvarado will defend his interim (soon to be full) WBO Junior Welterweight Championship in the fight. He's no stranger to laying it all on the line in the ring. His two-fight series with Brandon Rios was full of action and brutality, and it's a testament to his will that he'd face such a tough foe in his next fight.

Provodnikov just loves to fight. He's willing to take a few to land his own shots, and he very nearly knocked out Timothy Bradley when they met for a welterweight title earlier this year. There's absolutely no quit in the Russian, and he'll be looking to make this fight into a slugfest.

Are you ready? Because we are! Here's your complete preview and prediction for Alvarado vs. Provodnikov! 

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