Found December 23, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
Neither Brandon Rios nor Mike Alvarado strike one as the type to have any kind of use for frills; not the kind used to trim clothing, nor the kind that you might find on the neck of a lizard, nor in any oriental pigeons. Certainly, it's not anything they want soiling one of their bouts. Although they are more offensively sophisticated than they are given credit for, their approaches are straightforward: They just want to fight, dammit. And they don't let little things get in their way. Against Breidis Prescott, Alvarado suffered a ripped upper lip and scored a knockout anyway. Rios is the rare boxer who smiles when he gets punched and isn't doing it just to pretend it didn't hurt; he really, really likes getting punched, and it motivates him to do even more punching on his end, rather than flee. Expectations were high, then, when Rios finally moved up to junior welterweight and Top Rank matched him with Alvarado on HBO in October. Expectations were surpassed, and...
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