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The action was much the same, but this time the result was different. Mike Alvarado boxed and punched his way to a narrow but unanimous 12-round decision Saturday night over Brandon Rios in the rematch of their slugfest from five months ago.
Alvarado won by two points on two scorecards and one on the other to avenge his seventh-round loss to Rios in October.
It wasn't as dramatic as the first fight, when Rios stopped Alvarado after being rocked himself a round earlier. But the fight was still thrilling at times, fought at a high level between two game warriors.
It was the first loss for Rios, while Alvarado avenged his only defeat in the 140-pound bout.
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In the opening bout of the afternoon, Manuel Lopez improved his record to 2-0 (2 KO) by scoring a TKO in 2 rounds over awkward Las Vegas native Jason Tresvan. Lopez had to find a bit of a groove, as Tresvan's head movement and weird style posed a few issues. By the end of the1st round, however, Lopez found a way in and began hammering Tresvan to the body -- even through a near...
Oh that entertainingly manic Brandon Rios. He struggled to make weight a little the day before his junior welterweight rematch with Mike Alvarado on HBO Saturday, so he had to lose his underpants, but once he was clothed again he was carrying on like an insane person.
Our bearded correspondent Patrick Connor is in Las Vegas as credentialed media, shooting smooth video when and...
Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios had barely got done hitting each other when the talk of a third fight between the two eager warriors began.
No reason not to do it again, the way these two like to go after it.
The action Saturday night was much the same as their first fight, only this time the result was different. Alvarado boxed and punched his way to a narrow but unanimous 12-round...
They're doing it again because the money is good, and the fight should be even better. The last time Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado got in the ring together they stole the show, and this time they play starring roles.
Two old-fashioned fighters not afraid to take a punch to land one of their own. Two warriors too proud to back off an inch.
It's a fight fan's fight,...
Don’t make the same mistake twice.
It is a simple concept, but hard to execute for a lot of people. I would imagine, while getting hit in the face multiple times, it is hard to remember that simple rule.
Don’t make the same mistake twice.
Mike Alvarado always knew how to beat Brandon Rios, but the difference between their first fight and the slugfest that took place last night...
If you are a fan of the sport of boxing, chances are you have been looking forward to Saturday night’s HBO fight card for quite some time. On Saturday, you will see the long awaited rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado. The Fight card can be seen on HBO at 9:15 p.m. ET. However, [...]
It took only 1:30 into round 1 for the shots of World War II to be fired. Brandon Rios unloading heavy artillery and having Mike Alvarado in trouble early staggering all over the ring, but Mike Alvarado would continue to fight back. Punch for punch these two soldiers were meant for war with each other. [...]
LAS VEGAS--It is impossible to determine exactly how many years of their lives Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado have snatched from one another over the course of two fights, but just like the first time, it should be crystal clear that both men deserve equal shares of respect from fans and media alike.
When a fight becomes so good that you simply don't care about scoring...
On Friday afternoon in Las Vegas, the official weigh-ins were held for Saturday night's HBO Boxing card headlined by the rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado. Right here, you'll find the complete and official weights for the card, along with the Rios vs. Alvarado weigh-in photos, videos of the weigh-ins, and more. Take a look.
Rios vs. Alvarado Weigh-in Photos
On Saturday night, two men entered a small ring in Nevada and beat the bejesus out of each other for a little over half an hour. That night Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado delivered the type of fight that old men reminisce fondly about with their kids on well-worn porches in hot summer days. It was a rematch that wasn’t entirely necessary. The first bout was not even a year removed...
All Times Eastern
Iowa Barnstormers at New Orleans VooDoo -- CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m.
Boxing After Dark, Las Vegas, NV
Junior Welterweights: Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado -- HBO, 10:15 p.m.
Road to Donaire-Rigondeaux -- HBO, immediately following Boxing After Dark
Kansas State at Baylor -- Fox College Sports Central...
Full Results from Las Vegas, NV:
Mike Alvarado def. Brandon Rios via UD (115-113,115-113,114-113)
Terence Crawford def. Breidis Prescott via UD (99-91,97-93,100-90)
Jose Ramirez def. Charle Dubray via KO in R1 (1:06)
Miguel Berchelt def. Carlos Claudio via TKO in R1 (1:53)
Michael Finney def. Osvaldo Rojas via KO in R5 (1:49)
Brett Rather def. Juan Guajardo via UD (38-37)
Weights from Las Vegas
Brandon Rios (140) vs. Mike Alvarado (140)
Breidis Prescott (140) vs. Terence Crawford (139.5)
Jose Ramirez (139.5) vs. Charle Dubray (138.5)
Miguel Berchelt (131) vs. Carlos Claudio (131.5)
Michael Finney (152.5) vs. Osvaldo Rojas (152)
Juan Guajardo (210) vs. Brett Rather (240)
Roberto Lopez (144) vs. Juan Heraldez (146)
Manuel Lopez (142.5) vs. Jason Tresvan...
This is hilarious.
The Louisville women’s basketball team pulled off one of the biggest upset in Women’s College Basketball history, by beating Baylor (Baylor was 24 point favorite and U of L were a 75-1 underdog).
Think about the 2013 Kentucky Derby favorites and if there was a 75-1 horse when you were betting on Kentucky Derby 2013 . If you made that bet, people would laugh...