They're doing it again because the money is good, and the fight should be even better. The last time Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado got in the ring together they stole the show, and this time they play starring roles.
Two old-fashioned fighters not afraid to take a punch to land one of their own. Two warriors too proud to back off an inch.
It's a fight fan's fight, just five months after they nearly knocked each other senseless in Southern California.
''It's never too soon to do it again,'' Rios said. ''We are warriors and if you are a warrior, you want to fight again and again and again.''
Both junior welterweights were undefeated when they met in October on the undercard of a Nonito Donaire fight at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Alvarado would suffer his first loss, but not before almost stopping Rios in a slugfest that would have been fight of the year had Juan Manuel Marquez not knocked out Manny Pacquiao a few weeks later.
Instead of looking for a softer touch, t...