Found April 01, 2013 on The Flying Knee MMA:
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, the ending had been relatively definitive despite the contentions of Alvarado’s team, and the public strongly favored Rios in the rematch. Yet such was the excitement of their first fight that this bout was one of the most hotly anticipated fights of the year; a surefire barn-burner. And boy did it deliver, outstripping their first fight and the lofty expectations that came with the rematch. Rios-Alvarado is the next great rivalry of boxing, in the same vein as Gatti-Ward, Pacquiao-Marquez or Ali-Frazier. A 3rd fight is definitely in the very near future and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 4th or 5th fi...

Alvarado wins rematch over Rios by decision

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...

Running Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado II Undercard Results

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...

Rios vs. Alvarado II results, photos & video: Mike Alvarado gets his revenge

Who wants to see Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado III? That's what's on the horizon now, after Mike Alvarado got sweet revenge against Brandon Rios on Saturday night in Las Vegas, in their HBO televised rematch of last year's slug-fest, which Rios had won by knockout. Alvarado took home a close, hard-fought unanimous decision, winning by scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 114...

Mike Alvarado Avenges Loss to Brandon Rios in Impressive Fashion

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...

Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado: WWII Ends with Mile High Victory

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. [...]

Mike Alvarado This Time Survives The War, Takes A Decision

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...

Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado 2: Full Results

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) Juan Heraldez...

Rios-Alvarado, ad infinitum

Boxing is mostly a niche sport due, more than any perceived lack of talent, mostly to fragmentation. I can’t even tell you anymore if the WBO title that Mike Alvarado just won even counts as a major belt. The WBO is an organization that was created at Don King’s behest, IIRC, to keep one of the Spinks brothers or Larry Holmes with a belt. For fans of the fight game, the biggest...

Louisville Women’s BBall Player Punches Man in Kevin Durant’s Entourage (Video)

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...

Weekend Afterthoughts On How Good Mike Alvarado Vs. ...

So that’s his secret. (via) The meat on the menu this past weekend for the fearsome middleweight puncher was Nobuhiro Ishida, and while Gennady Golovkin beating him was no more surprising than his choice of favorite meal, it was at least somewhat surprising that Golovkin was able to stop Ishida given how sturdy he’s been in the past. It was some shot, too. We’ll...

Manny Pacquiao Planning To Take On Either Marquez or Bradley

After the incredible rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado on Saturday night, Top Rank’s Bob Arum spoke about the future of another boxer in his promotional stable, Manny Pacquiao. Although nothing about Pacquiao’s next fight is set in stone, Arum has given fans an idea of whats to come. According to Arum, Pacman’s next [...]
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