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Photos of the Day: Mike Alvarado, hometown boxing hero, falls to Ruslan Provodnikov

Saturday night was supposed to be end in triumph for Thornton's Mike Alvarado. The hometown boxing hero was fighting Ruslan Provodnikov in a junior welterweight title bout at the 1STBANK Center in a slugfest aired live on HBO. But there was no happy ending: Provodnikov

prevailed

in the tenth round of the brutal battle. Our Brandon Marshall was on hand to capture all the action. Check out his vivid images below.

Continue to see more photos from the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov title fight at 1STBANK Center.
Continue to see more photos from the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov title fight at 1STBANK Center. Continue to see more photos from the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov title fight at 1STBANK Center.Continue to see more photos from the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov title fight at 1STBANK Center.

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