Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/3/14
Brandon Rios 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, heart and courage. It's about giving the fans what they want -- a battle of wills and brawn. Coming up from lightweight to fight one of the best super lightweights in the world seemed to me a good way to test myself in the ring. Many people felt I would be too small to take on a guy like Mike Alvarado, who is a big guy and fought his whole career at 140 pounds. But I knew that after struggling at 135 pounds for almost a year I would be just as big as him on fight night. I knew I would be just as strong as he would be and that I had the chin and will to take his best shots and would be able to dish out som...
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