ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Who will win the Marquez vs. Alvarado results tonight 2014? The winner of the Marquez vs. Alvarado Results 2014 tonight will return again to HBO this fall. And his opponent will be Manny Pacquiao. Even before fans learn who won the Marquez vs. Alvarado fight tonight, there are several other huge issues at stake. First, critics wonder if Pacquiao can deliver this fall improved viewership after his PPV views dropped to an unprecedented low against Bradley. And second, analysts are wondering if the LA Forum will reemerge tonight to its grandeur as a top venue in the U.S. for boxing events.
First, predictions on the Marquez vs. Alvarado fight tonight (live round by round results above) anticipate that Juan Manuel Marquez will be tonight’s winner. But for Pacman, the hope potentially is that Marquez does beat Alvarado. Pacquiao took a tumble in his disappointing TV viewership numbers, gauged by PPV buys, during the Bradley fight. But Pacquiao’s PPV buys were huge, and growing progressively, across each Marquez fight that he has delivered. Mike Alvarado tells news, however, that he will deliver the excitement that fans would expect. “I trained hard. I’m ready for this fight. Being in training camp this time was great. I excluded myself, I did a lot of soul-searching for this fight. I know it’s going to be a great fight. I thank Juan Manuel for giving me this honor to fight and to prove myself and show I belong on this stage, this level of fighting.”
Second, the Forum returns tonight with arguably its biggest fight in many years. With a new owner, in MSG, and a thirty-five million dollar refurbish, the Forum is set to reposition itself in boxing history. Juan Manuel Marquez tells news “I feel excited to fight again in this historic building. I see a lot of old faces. A lot of people know I don’t talk outside the ring, I do my job in the ring.”
Marquez last fought in the Forum in 1999. He tells news “Right now I feel very happy because I get to fight in a great place. It is a beautiful, historical place.” He added his memories of previous Forum fights. “I remember when I fought with Cedric Mingo ; when I fought with the Puerto Rican guy and the Panamanian guy. I remember all of my fights at the Forum.”
Bob Arum told news about the importance of tonight’s fight for the two fighters, Pacman and the Forum. “I have promoted a number of fights at the Forum. During the John Jackson era and it was a great place to put on an event. I really missed it when they closed the Forum as an entertainment and sports venue, they used it as a church for awhile, and nothing pleases me more that it is back as a sports venue and hosting a boxing event. They did a great job – Jim Dolan and Irving Azoff, did – in refurbishing.”
Arum added “It’s really great and the thing I love about it is that every seat is a great seat. It has no balconies or unobstructed. There is just one bowl and that type of format is the same as it always was under the old Forum, but now very spruced up and I can’t wait for the event on Saturday night.” LALATE will have live round by round results tonight. Watch the HEADER image scorecard at the top of the page for live results as they happen and click HERE for the final results when announced.