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2012 candidate for fight of the year is looking to be a replay of what boxing fans were able to witness last year, a straight up war. This fight has many people boxing fans and media alike dubbing it as “WWII”. If you missed the first fight, let me quickly bring you back up to speed. Every [...]
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Brandon Rios is set to rematch Mike Alvarado this Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in a follow up to their 2012 fight of the year. Expectations are running high as fans are awaiting the same type of blood and guts action they witnessed a few months back at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Camp has been running smoothly for Rios who has been focusing on power in...
What it comes down to is we are just two warriors who want to be the best and that is why we give our best inside the ropes all the time.
When I first signed to fight Mike Alvarado last year, I knew that it would a very exciting fight for the fans. With the way we fight it could not go any other way. Boxing might be a science to some but to me it is about passion...
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...
The final press conference for Saturday night's rematch between Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios and Mike "Mile High" Alvarado was held today in Las Vegas. Right here, you can take a look at a full collection of Rios vs. Alvarado presser photos, videos and notes to continue gearing up for what's sure to be another fantastic back-and-forth brawl.
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,...
Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are not like most humans. They’re not even like most boxers, a class of people who, to varying degrees, must suppress their self-preservation instinct. At the lowest end, the “hit and don’t get hit” subset of stylists still know what they’re in for when they enter the boxing ring, because the mere act of stepping between the ropes requires...
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, [...]
The highly anticipated rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado takes place this Saturday night, and will be shown live on HBO. Rios vs. Alvarado II promises to deliver great action, and anything close to their first fight will be a real treat for fans to watch. Before you tune in on Saturday evening, take a look at our collection of photos, videos and notes from each man&...
by Mick Akers
Sequels hardly ever live up to the hype of their original success, but in the case of Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado the second go-round is a sure fire blockbuster.
In their rematch that will go down in Las Vegas, at the Mandalay Bay Saturday night is sure to be a fight full of action just like the first bout between the two warriors.
Rios (31-0, 23 KOs) won by TKO...
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
The rematch that everyone is waiting for is this Saturday.
You can watch “Road to Rios/Alvarado II,” an all-new special exploring the upcoming junior welterweight rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado. It all happens Sat., March 30 at 10:15pm ET/PT on HBO.
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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...
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...