Denver police arrest boxer Mike Alvarado on weapons charge

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(Credit: Denver Police Department)

DENVER — Denver boxer Mike Alvarado was arrested by police in downtown Denver early Saturday morning on a felony warrant and suspicion of being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon, the Denver Police Department said.

Alvarado was stopped in his Hummer about 4:15 a.m. Saturday near 19th and Stout streets because of the vehicle had expired registration tags.

Alvarado, who is scheduled to fight later this month, was sitting in the passenger seat. Police say Alvarado appeared to push something into the glove box as they approached the vehicle.

After running a records check, it was discovered Alvarado was wanted on a felony warrant and a traffic offense in Adams County. He was arrested and while searching the vehicle, police found a Taurus handgun in the glove box.

In the arrest affidavit, it was noted Alvarado declined to speak with police before being taken to jail. In the affidavit, the arresting officer wrote “due to my previous contacts with the defendant, I knew him to be a convicted felon.”

Alvarado, 34, posted a $41,500 bond wand was released.

Alvarado is scheduled to fight Brandon Rios at FirstBank Center in Broomfield on Jan. 24, his first fight since losing a unanimous decision to Juan Manuel Marquez in May that dropped his record to 34-3.