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Boxer Mike Alvarado Has a Date in the Ring -- and in Court

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Denver boxer Mike Alvarado has a date in the ring on January 24, when he's scheduled to face off against arch-rival Brandon Rios at the 1stBank Center. But first, he has another date: He is supposed to appear in Denver County Court at 1:30 p.m. on January 16, when he will be formally advised that he's been charged with unlawful possession of a handgun. See also: Mike Alvarado, Denver Boxer, Busted on Gun Beef Prior to Rios Rematch

On Monday, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced that he had charged Alvarado with one count of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

Early on January 3, 2015, Alvarado was driving a silver Hummer with an expired license near 18th and California streets. A Denver police officer stopped the car, which was being driven by Alvarado, and found that he had two active Adams County warrants in his name -- one for a felony weapons beef, the other for a traffic misdemeanor. She then searched his car and found a handgun in the glove box, precipitating his arrest for possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

Alvarado has been released from custody on a $3,500 bond. The promoter says the fight will go on as planned..

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