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Public Enemy

Hidalgo – Alvarados no one punch KO Monster like Matyesse or Tumbos favorite Tito Trinidad..

Posted April 2, 2013 12:14 pm 


“almost put away from Alvarado who is not a KO puncher.” P.E., Alvarado has 23 KOs on his record.

Posted April 2, 2013 11:06 am 

Ray Ray

Is Matthysse still winning? He’l fight these guys. Bradley? Marquez? Manny? All these guys could meet up at some weight, not that much between them.

Posted April 1, 2013 11:35 pm 

The Prince

Arum once again protecting his investments. Just like he did with Pacquaio all them years.

Posted April 1, 2013 9:29 pm 


Two great fights, but I agree with Arum — time to see these guys in with new opponents. Love to see how Rios would do against Provodikov! And Alvarado in with someone like Bradley or Alexander.

Posted April 1, 2013 9:25 pm 


I thought what Rios did just added more viewers to the 3rd fight that won’t ever happen cause Arum is a senile old fool. He told him he had much respect for him and that he would go to Denver to fight. I didn’t see anything disrespectful for what he did

Posted April 1, 2013 6:04 pm 


Another reason to dislike Arum! A 3rd fight between the two is a no-brainer. Arum ruined Mayweather vs Pacquiao, ruined Lopez vs. Gamboa by waiting until Lopez lost, and now he’s trying to rob everyone of a historic trilogy!! I understand some of the comments about not wanting to ruin these two guys by a third brutal fight, that makes sense…. BUT, think what a trilogy could do for their careers. Gatti and Ward weren’t the best fighters out there, but no one will forget what they did. Let them fight a third time before one or both gets damaged and the public loses interest in the rubber match! Each has only 1 loss, to the other, the timing is now!

Posted April 1, 2013 4:17 pm 

Public Enemy

You could tell that Alvarado was getting a little fed up with Rios disrespectful antics post fight with the interviewer. I thought Alvarado was going to hit Rios towards the end there and Rios picked up on Alvarado getting pissed and put his tail between his legs and went to the Corner where he climbed the Ropes and got Booooeed. LOL what a retard…

Posted April 1, 2013 3:37 pm 


As much as I hate Arum, I do agree with him this time, even though it’s for different reasons. Both Alvarado and Rios are interesting figures in the 140 division along with Mathysse, Garcia, Peterson, Khan, Judah, Provodnikov, and even Josesito Lopez if there’s anything left in him since he was sacrificed to Canelo.

Posted April 1, 2013 3:04 pm 

Public Enemy

Rios should fight Danny Garcia next and Alvarado should fight Matyssee.. The Winners fight each other..

Posted April 1, 2013 2:43 pm 

Public Enemy

Mike Con – I believe Alvarado played a major role in Gassing out Dumb Dumb Rios.. 500+ punches to the face will definitely affect your ability to perform…

Posted April 1, 2013 2:25 pm 

mike con

I think Rios could have won this fight but he gassed out Alvardo ran his his ass off but landed enough potshots to steal it. they should fight other guys

Posted April 1, 2013 2:21 pm 

Public Enemy

Rios was clearly rocked and staggerd in the 3rd round. almost put away from Alvarado who is not a KO puncher.. vs a Matyessee type fighter he is going to be counting Chihuahuas face down on the Canvas..

Posted April 1, 2013 1:34 pm 

Public Enemy

If you guys think face first Rios aka Mini Angulo will be able to take shots to the face all night long against a power puncher like Matyessee you’re nuts.. Rios is one fight away from ending up like his classless buddy Margacheato.. once Rios starts taking on True Power Punchers like Matyessee its just a matter of time before he too retires to be spoon fed by his wife…

Posted April 1, 2013 1:33 pm 


“A good time to stop the Rios-Alvarado series was after the 1st fight…” Tark, Rios’ problem is that he loves to fight. Yes, I know all boxers do, but Rios REALLY loves to fight. He’s not happy unless he’s in a war. This is his downfall and the main reason why, IMO, his inadequacies are so apparent, and will be difficult to modify. I agree with your assessment of his skills and technique. As for cutting off the ring, I thought he did a good job against Alvarado this time around, except that he continued to pursue Mike as he ran around the ring. This is just asenine boxing. But doing so demonstrates Rios’ apparent inability to fight any other way. But if he gets in the ring with a speedy, technically efficient, powerful boxer like Adrien Broner, he’s in for a TKO loss for exactly the reasons that you stated. Brandon is certainly tough enough, but I don’t think anyone can change the base fighter that he is. And like I said in another thread, I still think Rios won this bout. He did a great job on the inside, he was punching more accurately than I had seen him do in a long time, and he did display some improved defensive skills, likely because Garcia told him he got hit way too much in their last fight.

Posted April 1, 2013 1:07 pm 

Public Enemy

This is Boxing not the Tijuana tough Hombre Contest at the local Cantina with two drunks punching each other in the face until one of them cries NO MAS and folds like a soft shell taco… and the other collapses like a drunken hooker..

Posted April 1, 2013 12:37 pm 

Public Enemy

3rd fight a No Brainer? you got that right another fight and there will be no Brains left.. LOL

Posted April 1, 2013 12:34 pm 

E in Denver

Classic fight. Alvarado’s face did look like hamburger. Age & some hard parting don’t bode well for a fighter. Rios took a beating himself. Rios is a young guy though. Both guys just shortened their career in these two fights. But they are fun to watch. A 3rd fight is a no-brainer.

Posted April 1, 2013 12:19 pm 


Arum will put Rios in against a guy who can’t punch (Bradley?) so he doesn’t take a beating. That way Rios can become an earner for his MOB boss. Rios is the 2nd coming of Fernando Vargas, he’s one beating away from being finished. Broner would give Rios a beating.

Posted April 1, 2013 11:52 am 


Tark- Agree, but I think they figured after the first one that Ríos was going to just run Alvarado over the second time around. All credit to Alvarado for bouncing back the way he did and making those 3 or 4 little adjustments that let him take control of the fight: He kept his hands up – he controlled the distance by moving in when Ríos wanted to throw long shots and moving out (or holding when he had to) before Ríos could get set on the inside – and he moved a lot better from side to side.

Posted April 1, 2013 11:27 am 


It’s cause Arum wants to make as much money as possible (from these two) before they ruin each other.

Posted April 1, 2013 11:17 am 


The real reason this guys might end up fighting each other is because Golden Boy owns most other important fighters at 140 and Arum wants Pac vs Marquez before either of those fights any other and he risks losing out on 100 million. That kid that fought Prescott looked like he can give anybody trouble in a year or two, but Arum is probably not in a big hurry to put him in against either of these guys right now. So they might take an easy fight and then go for it again.

Posted April 1, 2013 10:55 am 


A good time to stop the Rios-Alvarado series was after the 1st fight — if I’m managing Rios… This kid is potentially a great fighter but he relies too much on his chin. He needs to master the jab and tighten up his defense. He doesn’t cut the ring off expertly enough or attack behind the jab well enough when he does cut you off. Mikey Garcia is way ahead of Brandon technically but isn’t as tough and rugged. Rios needs to spend more time talking to Mikey about technique. Steward and Wladimir would spend hours talking about technique and miss meals. It’s super important if you want to be successful over the long term. Terence Crawford has 20 fights and is way ahead of Rios on a technical level. People talk about styles but that’s BS. If you’re an exptremely aggressive, tough fighter you still have to nail down the basics. Hiding behind your gloves in the “German Tank” defense is BS.

Posted April 1, 2013 10:45 am 


Its understandable of these guys do 3 fights in a row they might be ruined, let these dudes make some $$$$ against other fighters first…

Posted April 1, 2013 9:46 am 


Blah Arum. To him, they are both still marketable being 1-1. So he will milk them until they lose other fights, then a deciding rubber match will not happen.

Posted April 1, 2013 9:23 am 

Mike J

SOOOO, now all of a sudden the Grinch has a heart??? That’s laughable. Based on the last two fights between these two, Alvarado is the marginally better boxer-puncher, and I give him a better shot against Ruslan and JMM. In this second fight, Rios got outboxed as the fight wore on and made no adjustment on defense to stop Alvarado’s right hand. If Arum throws Rios in the ring with either of those guys, ESPECIALLY JMM, he gets beaten. He a typical B&G fighter with more entertainment value than skill (cut from the same cloth as Mancini and Gatti). He’s a banger, period…a boxer-counterpuncher like JMM would bang with him and shred him.

Posted April 1, 2013 9:18 am 

Big Al

HH, your comment that fighters like Rios only come along every blue moon totally discredits you as a fraud and a joke. How quickly you forget the likes of Margarito and Fernando Vargas. Rios is just the latest incarnation of a one-dimensional, plodding, come-forward-with-no-plan, puro machismo type of fighter. And though you may disagree, the book is out on him: if you can jab and move, he has no hope. Deal with it. I suspect Arum doesn’t want a rematch for good reason. You can only keep him away from boxers for so long. And for the record, I couldn’t get enough of watching Amir Khan do a little jig after taking that big left from Garcia.

Posted April 1, 2013 8:41 am 


Both these guys can have a couple of high profile fights against other boxers on the back of Saturday’s match. Then, when everything else has dried up, they can fight eachother for a third time. It was a good fight and they deserve all the money they can make. But in terms of the elite in boxing, guys like Broner, Khan, Peterson, Burns etc are a level up. And then people like prime Mayweathers and Pacmans are light years ahead.

Posted April 1, 2013 6:30 am 


These guys will fight 4-5 times, and call legends just like that Bum gatti was, they would never be fighting guys like mathyse, Peterson,Broner, gamboa to mention a few.

Posted April 1, 2013 4:38 am 

terror tim

Anything else. Corrupt he is but not business stupid. Has nothing to do with his stable of fighters buy gaining leverage. He isn’t going to act like this is his only option when it isn’t. Learn about boxing.

Posted April 1, 2013 3:07 am 

terror tim

Arum isn’t going to come straight out and say we will do a rematch. That gives him no leverage with HBO, the arenas or

Posted April 1, 2013 3:05 am 


Boxtra, I disagree. Arum right now has a decent stable, unlike that travelling circus and freak show GBP.

Let Donaire bring 50-Cents balls back in a jar for Bobs desk and he’ll get his abacus out and make this one happen.

Pacquiao and JMM will pay next years tax bill.

Posted April 1, 2013 1:20 am 


Arum’s stable is TOO THIN. SO he can’t afford to have another immediate rematch between Rios and Alvarado. Bradley, Marquez, and Pacquiao need opponents and without Rios and Alvarado in the mix they’d have to face each other or NON credible opponents.

Posted April 1, 2013 1:03 am 


Agree, now let’s make Marquez-Bradley and Pacquiao-Rios..!!

Posted April 1, 2013 12:31 am 


When Alvarado wobbled Rios, I think it was in the 3rd, it was beautiful to see Alvarado put the combination together in his head before he threw those shots.

Then Rios at the end telling Max he was never hurt, “because you’d see me go like this”, was a little ironic …

Seeing as that’s exactly what he did when Mike landed those flush pings!

Posted March 31, 2013 11:55 pm 


We just see Abril stink the joint out, so there’s nothing there at the dinner table for him.

Bottom feeder if he’s lucky.

The lesson was not in the decision, but in Rios smart enough in moving up in weight.

Beisbell, the Nevada State Athletic Commission cleared Lamont Peterson of PED use, yet you still suck Khan’s chilum and call Lamont a cheat?

Make your mind up!

Abril should fight Prescott again and Khan can chase butterfly’s!

Give me Rios/Alvarado lll, you can cheerlead for Abril!

Posted March 31, 2013 11:50 pm 

Ghetto Thug

FK Scum Arum

Posted March 31, 2013 11:30 pm 


Grouchy old man Arum dosn’t want a 3rd fight because he can make more money serving up one of these guys to Bradley or Pac Man. Way to stick it to the Latino fans that have supported you with viewership ratings and buying PPV. A third fight could be a classic, but he can’t sell it for PPV. So he will keep the fight in his back pocket until he stumbles across a Cable network that has an open date. Once again the almighty $ sticks it to hardcore boxing fans. Yea you know the ones that constantly support the sport!

Posted March 31, 2013 10:42 pm 


Big Al, Shut up SweetHeart, you’re Amir Khans biggest Cum-Gargler.

Posted March 31, 2013 10:34 pm 


All Rios did was challenge him to a rematch and Alvarado accecpted the fight, unfortunalely lame ass Arum has not. Apparently the only fighter Arum works for is Bradley and the rest of the fighters work for him. Rios even said that he had mad respect for him and that he would go to Denver and fight him there. If anything that just cause more folks to want to watch the rubber match. Listen to what was said before coming on here saying someone was a sore loser.

Posted March 31, 2013 10:21 pm 


1. The first fight was NOT stopped too quick. Alvarez was nearly out on his feet and defenseless. Rios could have seriously hurt him. 2. Good call by Arum — let these two, both excellent fighters, fight some new opponents. I’d love to see these guys in with the other top fighters at 140 pounds. 3. Congrats to Alvarado for gutting out a tough win.

Posted March 31, 2013 10:03 pm 

Pete Wells

Alvarado took this boys best shots and what does Brandon do, interrupt the man while he’s doing his interview. Rios is one classless POS, everyone knew that first fight was stopped to early & now that Arum knows another fight with Alvarado will put Rios on his ass there won’t be one. Rios has some heart but he’s to easy to hit, any guy that loves getting punched in the face doesn’t have all his marbles and that’s Rios. ..

Posted March 31, 2013 9:39 pm 

Breaking News

Not really, April fools.

Posted March 31, 2013 9:10 pm 


lavigne? i knew it.

Posted March 31, 2013 9:06 pm 

Breaking News

Avril just tested positive for PEDS.

Posted March 31, 2013 8:34 pm 


If Rios thinks he’s so tough he needs to be calling out Matysee, Bradely or that Russian guy…

Posted March 31, 2013 8:29 pm 

Big Al

HH, most of us know the difference between a matchup like rios-alvarado and khan-some hopeless cherry-pick. So get lost.

Posted March 31, 2013 8:19 pm 

Big Al

Bonnie, you should never be allowed to watch another boxing match again. You simply don’t understand the different dimensions of the sport and you have no appreciation for the skill, versatility and art that some fighters bring to a match. Exceptions aside, there are two ways to win a fight: by KO or decision. Alvarado knew he wouldn’t get the KO so he decided to match his 12-round skill level against Rios’. It wasn’t pretty, but he proved last night that while he couldn’t match Rios power for power, he had the better skills, versatility and art in his style. His hand was raised at the end of the fight. Absolutely no shame in that. And what’s more, he stood toe-to-toe more often than he had to and got the best of a lot of the exchanges. Show some respect.

Posted March 31, 2013 7:38 pm 

smokin guns

HBO/Oscar dela hoya and Bob arum are working hard to make Floyd Mayweather/Broner the only undefeated FAKE champs in boxing … victim is Saul el canelo Alvarez.

Posted March 31, 2013 7:29 pm 

horst fraze

congratulations to mike alvarado and the winner is bob arum!

Posted March 31, 2013 7:08 pm 

The Mad Scientist

I agree that 3rd fight can wait..Rios and Alvarado need to fight other guys and not waste their prime years on each other..I’m sure Top Rank will match them right.

Posted March 31, 2013 6:45 pm 

Bonnie Raiet

Alvarado ran and ran. Rio’s chased and chased him. Rio’s won

Posted March 31, 2013 6:23 pm 


Fight wasn’t close.. it was 8 rounds to 4 in favor of Alvarado… Rios was getting hits with Rights all night long.. Rios needs to get his cheating ARSE back up to his true weight of 147lbs…

Posted March 31, 2013 6:04 pm 


Rios is as bad a sore loser as Chris Cry Baby Arreola.. Arum just told him to go fk himself.. LOL Now the dumb fk is forced to fight Matyssee, Bradly or that Russian guy.. he’s toast.

Posted March 31, 2013 6:02 pm 


I had Ruis winning the fight but the fight was so close that I can’t complain about Alverado winning at all. But Arum does this garbage and what’s gonna happen is one of then will lose again and then the rematch is done. Then on top of all that Arum also acts like he doesn’t put his fighters in with bums to get there record up. Does Chavez Jr ring a bell Arum? He needs to retire and leave the promoting up to the you get guys

Posted March 31, 2013 5:58 pm 

terror tim

Arum always likes to pull these stunts. They can fight other guys later, do this one while its still hot. Put this fight in Denver and it will sell out the Pepsi Center.

Posted March 31, 2013 5:53 pm 

big mike

I’D like to see Rios against Provodnikov, and Alvarado against Bradley and then the winners face off.

Posted March 31, 2013 5:32 pm 


tw it has that Marquez ,Vasquez feel doesn’t it.

Posted March 31, 2013 4:12 pm 


It’s a tough one to call. That was an awesome fight but how fat can these guys really go before they start to show signs of damage? Rios Bradley could sell out an arena on the west coast and it seems Alvarado would draw a crowd in Denver against any one. Those are both safe situations for the pair but what is the best way to maintain the hype? These guys have to fight again but if one them is ko’d bad they will get smashed in the rematch and they will be finished.

Posted March 31, 2013 4:06 pm 


Forma once i agree with boob arum.a trilogy would drain both fighters of their prime justo like Rafa/izzy. I would rather see ríos take en other fighters and al varado to defender his tittle. Maybe later they can meet down the road again.

Posted March 31, 2013 4:03 pm 

Hugh Jardon

Brandon Rios was like a spoilt little nob after the decision, he lost the fight fair and square, about time he has a decision go against him like when abril was robbed. Unlucky rat boy

Posted March 31, 2013 3:57 pm 


They should take on other guys and then if they’re both still up there, get it on again.

Posted March 31, 2013 3:46 pm 


Peej: meh, I don’t think you know what you’re talking about to be quite honest with you sir. I think that this bout is big enough to be lucrative even after Rios and Alvarado are “feed” to the other guys of the division. It’s a smart business move for Arum, and also a good idea for the two fighters. It gives them both something major to fall back on if they end up losing to these other guys out there…. or something even BIGGER if they actually beat some of these other fighters at the division.

Posted March 31, 2013 3:23 pm 


If they don’t have the rubber match now it will not happen. Arum is losing his mind. He is a bitter old man and needs to move on from boxing. I’m really tired of his double and triple standards. His lying today and telling the truth tomorrow. He is the main reason why certain fights can’t be made

Posted March 31, 2013 3:17 pm 


I don’t like Brandon’s punch drunk attitude. I think they should fight other guys first, and they’ll have the 3rd bout as a big money bout for the both somewhere down the line.

Posted March 31, 2013 3:00 pm 

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