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The Queensbury Rules:
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 or cards or judges anymore, we wish we could just live in those brutal moments for as long as possible, and relish the knowledge that those moments were for us fans.
We may not have gotten another stoppage, and perhaps not quite the same level of blood and gore, but Mike Alvarado winning a unanimous decision over Brandon Rios was about as fun as we wished it would be.
So many overlooked "Mile High" Mike Alvarado coming into this rematch, and understandably so, given how much punishment he took and handed out in the first fight. There was seemingly no way either fighter could return fo...
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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...
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...
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...
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. [...]
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...
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)
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...
Breidis Prescott (26-4, 20KOs) will have to wait a little longer before he receives his title shot against WBA's "regular" junior welterweight champion Khabib Allakhverdiev. Allakhverdiev injured his elbow last week in camp and was forced to pullout of his title defense in the televised co-feature of HBO Boxing After Dark: Rios-Alvarado.
Credit: Chris Farina - Top...
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...
The fight between Breidis Prescott and Terence Crawford started as a technical fight instead of a was in a phone booth. Being technical and waiting for that shot until it was safe to through a flurry. Emotions didn’t come into play until the end of the 5th round when taunting from Terence Crawford had begun. This [...]