Both Marquez and Alvarado are coming off losses. JMM in a close decision to Tim Bradley and Alvarado took a brutal beating at the hands of Ruslan Provodnikov.
But, nevertheless the winner will get a big future payday because they will fight the winner of Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2.
Confirmed: Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado on May17th at the Forum in LA. 143-pound catchweight. Winner gets Pac-Bradley winner
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) March 13, 2014