Mike Alvarado arrested on weapons charge
Welterweight contender Mike Alvarado was arrested on charges of possessing a handgun on Saturday night, according to a police report handed to the fighter’s local media source at The Denver Post.
The Post say Alvarado was in the passenger seat of a Hummer which was pulled as part of a routine traffic stop, but was hauled in by cops at 4.15am as a ‘Taurus handgun’ was found in the glove compartment. The arresting officer on the scene stated in an affidavit that made the arrest as he knew 34 year-old Alvarado to be ‘a convicted felon’ with previous convictions.
Alvarado, who is set to fight Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios in trilogy fight on January 24, was released on $41,500 bail and should now be able to complete duties for the clash due to take place at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
‘Mile High’ and Rios have previously won one fight each when they participated in back-to-back fights between October 2012 and March 2013, although Alvarado has since lost to Ruslan Provodnikov and Juan Manuel Marquez.
The former interim WBO light-welterweight champion will be aiming to end a barren spell of almost two years without a victory against the hard-hitting Rios later this month and preparations won’t have been helped by his latest run in with the law.