Fight Pick & Preview: Rios vs. Alvarado Rematch
On March 30 in Las Vegas, unbeaten TV favorite Brandon Rios takes on tough Mike Alvarado in a rematch from their sizzling October 2012 bout. Rios won the first fight via 7th-round stoppage, but that hardly tells the whole story. The 32-year old Alvarado pushed Rios, who had to fight hard to subdue his then-unbeaten foe. Fireworks are again expected.
Word on the street is that Alvarado is going to box more in this fight. That wouldn’t be a bad idea. A warrior at heart, Alvarado is a little longer than Rios. Though he did well in exchanging with Rios in spots during their first fight, he would have done even better if he had not laid in there so long and used his legs a bit more.
Date: March 30, 2013
Site: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
Weight Class: Interim WBO Junior Welterweight Championship: 12 Rounds
Brandon Rios, 30-0-1 (23 KOs), Oxnard, California
Mike Alvarado, 33-1 (23 KOs), Denver, Colorado
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