Will it be Alvarado for Pacquiao?

With former conquerors Juan Manuel Marquez and undefeated Timothy Bradley Jr. now moving closer to reaching their own fight deal, a Mexican-American warrior appears to be in line to fight Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao late this year.

Mike Alvarado, currently the interim World Boxing Organization (WBO) light welterweight titlist, has emerged as the likely next potential challenger of Pacquiao in a fight set to be held in October in Macau.

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A Colorado, USA native of Mexican descent, Alvarado sports a 34-1 win-loss record, spiked by 23 knockouts, and is coming off an action-packed unanimous decision win over American Brandon Rios last month.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 30: (R-L) Mike Alvarado lands a right to the head of Brandon Rios … 

According to a series of tweets by Vic Lombardi, a sportscaster for CBS-Denver, Alvarado and his manager, Henry Delgado, are now set to sit down with Top Rank top officials to discuss–and iron out–the details of the possible bout against Pacquiao.

 


 


 


 

 
If plans push through, Alvarado, 32, faces a “nothing to lose, everything to gain” scenario against the 34-year-old Pacquiao, who is aching to get back on track after suffering two stunning defeats against Marquez and Bradley last year.

The first eight-time world division champion, Pacquiao, holding a 54-5-2 win-loss- draw card spiked by 38 knockouts, has slipped to sixth in the pound-for-pound list of The Ring, widely considered the “bible of boxing.”

23 Jun 2001: Manny Pacquiao (left) of the Philippines exchanges punches with Lehlohonolo Ledwaba of South Africa during their IBF super bantamweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino ... more 
23 Jun 2001: Manny Pacquiao (left) of the Philippines exchanges punches with Lehlohonolo Ledwaba of South Africa during their IBF super bantamweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won the bout by way of knock out in the 6th rouond. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Jeff Gross/ALLSPO less 
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