GGG vs Taureno Johnson In Play For May?

WBA and ‘People’s Champ’ Gennady ‘GGG’ Golvokin is expected to return to the ring on May 16th. While the opponent and location have yet to be announced, the date of the return appears to be set in stone. After his recent victory against Martin Murray in Monte Carlo, Golovkin again took the opportunity to call for a unification bout against WBC champion Miguel Cotto. Unfortunately...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking down Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado

The Hook Boxing Show is back and we're covering Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne and Brandon Rios vs Mike Alvarado. The post The Hook: Breaking Down Brandon Rios Vs. Mike Alvarado Plus What’s Next appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 fighters facing a make or break year: Broner, Provodnikov, Groves, Cleverly, Trout

2015 is well underway with some important and exciting fights already having taken place. Deontay Wilder has shown us that he is closer to the real deal than we perhaps suspected, while Brandon Rios improved his prospects by battering Mike Alvarado last weekend. While Rios was facing a precarious position if he lost, he’s not the only fighter who has had his back against the wall...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighters of the Week

  1. Anthony Johnson: It was an absolute destruction in front of Gus’s home crowd at the wee hours of the morning, and now Jon Jones needs to plan for the hard-hitting former welterweight. 2. Brandon Rios: Speaking of destruction in someone’s hometown, Rios battered Mike Alvarado for far too long, and Alvardo’s despicable corner kept pushing him out to the disgust of everyone...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 1/27: Brandon Rios Vs. Mike Alvarado III Recap With Eric Raskin

In boxing, even sure things aren’t sure things. The idea that Brandon Rios’ bludgeoning style would match well again with Alvarado’s boxer-puncher (with emphasis on the puncher) style for a third time was a certainty. And maybe it would have, if not for Alvarado’s tendency to err on the side of erring, but the Denver fighter is an open book, and that book is probably headed...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Where does Brandon Rios go from here?

Brandon Rios closed out his rubber match with Mike Alvarado in spectacular form, showing that he's still got plenty left to offer boxing fans. The post Bam Bam Rises Again: Brandon Rios Shuts Down Mike Alvarado With 3rd-Round KO appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Results & photos: Brandon Rios destroys Mike Alvarado in 3 rounds

Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios took care of business against "Mile High" Mike Alvarado Saturday night on HBO Boxing from Broomfield, Colorado. In the rubbermatch of their trilogy, Rios dominated and destroyed Alvarado, with the ringside doctor calling a halt to the action after three one-sided stanzas. The Alvarado vs. Rios 3 results seemed to showcase two important factors. First...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Clubs Mike Alvarado Out Early

The first time, Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado declared war on each other, embracing the messy tenets of inside battle and letting the tea leaves dictate who won, and it was Rios. The second time, Alvarado climbed the walls in Las Vegas, just barely escaping ruin to out-distance the gritty brawler. And this time, whatever series of factors available added to up to Rios overwhelming...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for January 24, 2015

All Times Eastern BobsledFIBT World Cup, St. Moritz, Switzerland Men’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 4 p.m. (same day coverage) Women’s 2-Man — Universal Sports, 5 p.m. (same day coverage) BoxingBoxing After Dark, 1stBank Center, Broomfield, COWelterweights Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon Rios — HBO, 9:45 p.m. College Basketball Viewing Picks College Football2015 Senior Bowl, Ladd...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon Rios 3 weigh-in results, photos & videos

Tomorrow night on HBO Boxing, Mike Alvarado faces Brandon Rios in the third chapter of their trilogy. The weigh-ins for the HBO card were held today in Broomfield, Colorado, and right here, you can find the complete weigh-in results, with photos and videos of the fighters as well. Take a look. Official Alvarado vs. Rios Weights Mike Alvarado: 146.5 lbs. Brandon Rios: 146...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos/Officials Weights: Alvarado vs Rios ‘Rubber Match’

Photos Copyright Ed Mulholland/HBO Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark doubleheader telecast begins at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO telecast kicks off live from 1STBANK Center, located in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, CO., when light heavyweights Gilberto Ramirez and Maxim Vlasov square off for 10 rounds. The main event of the evening, a 12-round welterweight showdown, features...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Alvarado vs. Rios 3: HBO preview show full video & pre-fight quotes

It's fight week in Colorado, with the rubbermatch between Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios taking place this Saturday night on HBO Boxing. That means that we have a whole bunch of good stuff for in the coming days on the Alvarado vs. Rios III match. Now, that includes the full video of HBO's preview show on the fight, Road to Alvarado-Rios 3,and some pre-fight quotables from the fighters...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

HBO Boxing preview: Alvarado vs. Rios III, Ramirez vs. Vlasov

HBO Boxing begins a new season with the final chapter in a heated rivalry when HBO Boxing After Dark: Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon Rios 3 an Gilberto Ramirez vs. Maxim Vlasov this Saturday, January 24th at 9:45pm, from 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. Alvarado and Rios own one victory apiece in a rivalry that would stand out in any era. Their previous encounters, in 2012 and 2013...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios: I might retire if I lose to Mike Alvarado

Brandon Rios has labelled his rubbermatch with Mike Alvarado a ‘do or die’ affair, admitting he may hang up his gloves if he loses. The all-action welterweights will meet for the third time this weekend, following two epic clashes in which they share a win apiece. “I am ready for anything Mike Alvarado brings to the table. I know all his tricks. He can't surprise me this time...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Boxing TV Schedule, Featuring Brandon Rios And Mike Alvarado

We’ve just come off an action packed week of boxing. Perhaps too action packed, judging by the photo of Deontay Wilder and Bermane Stiverne above (via @jungrojo). This week might throw up some competition, though, with proven action star Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios set to do battle in the Mile High City. For that and more (well, one other fight) read on! Mike Alvarado Vs....
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 1/20: Rios Vs. Alvarado III Preview With Brin-Jonathan Butler

It’s true that boxing has a funny way of bonding two men who steal life from one another inside of a square ring, but even so, sometimes a pair of fighters compliment one another so well when the action begins, that the rest doesn’t matter. You’d think two fiery characters like Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado would clash and butt heads outside of the ring. And you’d be wrong...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Alvarado's focus on upcoming fight vs. Rios, not legal trouble

  Boxer Mike Alvarado is taking things one fight at a time: First in a bout with Brandon Rios later this month and then with his latest legal entanglement. Alvarado ducked direct questions about his most recent run-in with the law after prosecutors formally charged him earlier this week with a weapons offense after police say they found a handgun in his vehicle. He insisted Wednesday...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Gallants

destiny noun – the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future. There is no question of their suitability for one another, of their dual commitment to a fighting ethos that has fallen out of fashion with large sections of modern fans: A shared rejection of tomorrow, a stand against due care that sits oddly lodged amidst the polish of...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Alvarado & Brandon Rios media day photos & quotes

Just 10 days before they write the final chapter of their epic trilogy, Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios met with the media today at a workout at Alvarado's Denver-based gym. Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) and Rios (32-2-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., who each own a victory in the series -- both of which were candidates for Fight of the Year in 2012 and 2013 -- discussed the upcoming Alvarado...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Alvarado's focus on upcoming fight, not legal trouble

DENVER (AP) Boxer Mike Alvarado is taking things one fight at a time: First in a bout with Brandon Rios later this month and then with his latest legal entanglement. Alvarado ducked direct questions about his most recent run-in with the law after prosecutors formally charged him earlier this week with a weapons offense after police say they found a handgun in his vehicle. He insisted...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Alvarado Arrested Ahead Of Rios Rematch

DENVER, CO – According to the Denver Post, former welterweight champion Mike Alvarado was arrested in Denver on Saturday on a felony warrant and suspicion of being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon The car Alvarado was traveling in, as a passenger, was stopped by police in the middle of the night during a routine traffic stop. At that time, the responding officer discovered...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Alvarado Arrested Again, Fight With Brandon Rios Still On

In news that should surprise no one, arrest-prone welterweight Mike Alvarado has been arrested. The Denver native was booked on gun possession charges during a traffic stop, according to friend of the site David Greisman. It’s not great timing, as Alvarado is due to close out his trilogy with Brandon Rios in just three weeks. According to trainer Henry Delgado, the fight is...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Alvarado vs. Rios III tickets on sale today

Nothing says "Seasons Beatings" like tickets to see former champions and co-stars of one this era's most intense rivalries -- Denver's "Mile High" Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios of Oxnard, Calif. -- duke it out in the final chapter of their epic trilogy. Tickets to the Alvarado-Rios III event will go on sale just in time for the holiday gift giving season -- today, December...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Timothy Bradley vs. Diego Chaves: Full Chaves media workout

Diego Chaves works out for media, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. Diego Chaves held a private workout Wednesday for media at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada ahead of his big HBO showdown with top five pound-for-pound fighter, Timothy Bradley. The bout will be held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday, a venue that Chaves is already...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Take 3, Alvarado vs Rios In Play For January 24th

TAKE THREE! MIKE ALVARADO  VS.  BRANDON RIOS 3 WBO INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP  Saturday, January 24, at Denver Area’s 1STBANK Center Live on HBO® A Knockout Holiday Gift — Tickets Go On Sale This Friday!  December at 10 A.M. MT DENVER (December 9, 2014) — Former world champions and co-stars of one this era’s most intense and exciting boxing rivalries —...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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