Rios vs. Alvarado

Brandon Rios needs to move up to 147

By Dan Ambrose: If you saw Brandon Rios’ recent fight against Mike Alvarado last Saturday night then you may have noticed how heavy Rios was for the fight. Instead of being near the 140 lb. weight limit, Rios came into the fight reportedly weighing 161 pounds. That’s 21 pounds of water weight Rios put on […]

Rios-Alvarado: Brandon predicting 5th round TKO

By Eric Thomas: Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) says he’s going to get Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KO’s) out even earlier this time than he did last October in stopping him in the 7th round. Rios and Alvarado will be facing each other on HBO this Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino […]

WBO ANNOUNCES REFEREE AND JUDGES FOR THIS SATURDAY, INTERIM WORLD TITLE BOUT BETWEEN BRANDON RIOS AND MIKE ALVARADO

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, March 30, in the interim world title bout between junior welters Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and Mike “Mile High” Alvarado at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, […]

Rios: Broner’s trying to get me to lose focus on Alvarado

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) thinks WBC lightweight champion and soon to be WBA welterweight champ Adrien Broner is trying to get him to lose concentration for his rematch this Saturday night against Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KO’s) by trash talking about him in the media. Rios said […]

Prescott-Crawford on Rios-Alvarado card on Saturday, 3/30

By Allan Fox: Breidis Prescott (26-4, 20 KOs) will get a chance to get some visibility this Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round bout against unbeaten and highly decorated former amateur star Terence Crawford (19-0, 15 KOs) on the undercard of the Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & […]

Rios: My fight with Alvarado will go like the last one did

FRED STERNBURG: When Ernie Banks said “Let’s Play Two” he had to be thinking about the Brandon “Bam-Bam” Rios and Mike “Mile High” Alvarado Interim World Championship rematch coming up on March 30 at Mandalay Bay Live on HBO. Last year’s fight many thought was the Fight-of-the-Year and they are expecting the same.

Rios-Alvarado: Only 1,500 tickets remaining for March 30th clash

By Allan Fox: With still nine days to go before their March 30th clash, there are only 1,500 tickets left for the rematch between light welterweights Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) and Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KO’s) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The venue seats 12,000 fans, and […]

Bradley doing fine, will be at Rios-Alvarado fight

By Allan Fox: WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) is doing fine after suffering a bad beating from Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KO’s) last Saturday night in winning by a 12 round unanimous decision. Steve Kim is reporting that Bradley is well and will be attending the March 30th fight between light welterweights […]

Rios-Alvarado, Matthysse-Peterson, Garcia-Judah preview and analysis

By Andrew Garewal: Arguably the most dangerous and exciting division in boxing today is at light welterweight. At 140 lbs, boxers possess uncanny speed, elusive footwork and explosive power. Nowhere in boxing is there such an array of talent in which multiple fighters could be crowned legitimate champions in their own right. In other weight […]

Arum: Marquez wants to see Bradley-Provodnikov & Rios-Alvarado before he decides next opponent

By Chris Williams: Bob Arum of Top Rank says he met with 39-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez to see if he could put together a fight against him and Manny Pacquiao for September, but Marquez told Arum that he wants to see the upcoming fights between Timothy Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov and Mike Alvarado and Brandon […]

HBO approves Allakhverdiev-Prescott as co-main event for Rios-Alvarado card on 3/30

By Dan Ambrose: Earlier today, HBO approved the fight between knockout artist Breidis Prescott (26-4, 20 KO’s) and WBA light welterweight champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (18-0, 8 KO’s) as the co-main event on the Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado 2 card on March 30th on HBO at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, […]

Alvarado signs for Rios rematch

By Dan Ambrose: Light welterweight contender Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KO’s) has signed a contract for a rematch with unbeaten former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) for a fight that will be taking place on March 30th, according to Steve Kim. Team Alvarado are now waiting for Rios to sign his portion […]

Brandon Rios wants Danny Garcia or Matthysse after Alvarado rematch in March

By Chris Williams: Top Rank fighter Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 25 KO’s) looks to be heading for an unnecessary rematch against Mike Alvarado in late March. It’s a strange fight that Bob Arum has put together because there’s no real point in this rematch taking place because Rios destroyed Alvarado last October in a 7th round […]

Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado 2 possible for March 30th

By Eric Thomas: Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) and Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KO’s) are in play for a rematch on March 30th, according to a Rios interview at diamondboxing.com. Rios would much prefer to get a big money fight against Manny Pacquiao instead. However, it’s looking like his promoter Bob […]

Ranking Rios-Alvarado fight

By Duke Pahulu: Kevin Iole of Yahoo proclaimed Brandon Rios – Mike Alvarado as the best fight of this century. Now I know the fight just happen last Saturday night but Iole needs to hold his horses. Jose Luis Castillo – Diego Corrales I is still by far the greatest fight this century. Rios-Alvarado was […]

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