it will be a great fight, it is actully ppv worthy and im glad its free.Posted October 6, 2012 11:16 am
” A heavyweight could punch me and I’d still love it” yeah I’d love that too.Posted October 6, 2012 5:42 am
LOL and thanks, Joseph. Laughing at myself: “…professionalism pugilism” Haha! I meant to say “professional pugilism,” of course!Posted October 5, 2012 11:41 pm
rios is one dimensionalPosted October 5, 2012 8:48 pm
This fight will literally be two human”gallos” fighting for Mexican- American pride. I’m picking Alvarado in this one. I feel he has fought tougher fighters and I feel he is the naturally bigger man. Alvarado needs to keep this fight in the middle of the ring and just box. Rips wants to strictly brawl. Alvarado by tko10Posted October 5, 2012 5:25 pm
Invite your friends over for this one… This is the kinda fight that can turn people into boxing fanatics. Should be great for however long it lasts.Posted October 5, 2012 3:42 pm
Rios should fight at 147 he looks really sucked up. I like Rios more than Alvarado as a boxer but lets see how strong Rios looks at 140.Posted October 5, 2012 1:21 pm
I really like Alvarado he is real tough and very very real, sorri bam bam cant get that Richie Abril robbery out of my heaad either…..Posted October 5, 2012 12:46 pm
Stated like a true champ, Hidalgo!!
It’s a serious conflict for boxing fans. Although we love to see Marquez vs. Vasquez all day long, we hate to see our fighters risk the their health for our entertainment.
That’s why you will never hear me bad mouth any fighters on “The Pugilist KOrner” radio show.
All of these fighters are champions who sacrifice their well being for our enjoyment. They all take enough punishment in the ring and don’t deserve to take any on my show.
I just hope everyone appreciates their overall sacrifice.Posted October 5, 2012 11:33 am
wtf`i know my man but i guess im being immature and holding a grudge since that fight hahaha ,il get over it though……eazy!Posted October 5, 2012 11:21 am
Malachi – Rios was stripped of that Bogus win vs Abril and Abril was given the belt..Posted October 5, 2012 11:19 am
i just cant get that sour taste out of my mouth over that abril robbery so il be rooting for alvarado…yuuup!Posted October 5, 2012 11:10 am
This is going to be one hell of a war, like everyone is saying, a real throw back.I slightly favor Rios.Posted October 5, 2012 11:00 am
“…this fight might alter their careers in a negative way!!”
I think so too, Joseph. We can already tell, by the way these guys talk, that they are ready to go to war. But this is only one battle in their career of war. Bam Bam Rios is a helluva fighter, but he isn’t that bright. No matter what the future holds for him, I believe he will seriously suffer from his boxing career as he ages. He takes way too many punches–hard punches–to the head and he is literally not smart enough to know when to back off or back away. That kind of “courage” comes at a high price. Muhammad Ali and Freddie Roach would know. So would a host of other retired boxers.
As for Mile Alvarado, I have to admit that I haven’t scrutinezed his mental makeup or boxing style as closely as I have that of Rios’. But the risks and penalties of professionalism pugilism are the same for everyone. Ali took a lot of punches in becoming a great champion. Rios is nowhere near being great, but I think he’s already made investments that will have very poor returns as he ages.
I hope the ref is smart enough to know when to stop the fight–if it comes to that–no matter what the resulting controversy.Posted October 5, 2012 8:49 am
Ouch!!!!, in that Photo Rios looks like they just shoved a big Churro up his Culito… :lol:Posted October 5, 2012 8:36 am
Rios is still trying to gain an edge in weight over naturally smaller guys.. basically pulling a Chavez Cheato Jr. Weight trick come fight night.. He should be fighting guys his true size which is 147lbs… but like in the Abril Asswhooopin it may backfire on him again.. we’ll see… :smile:Posted October 5, 2012 8:27 am
Both good fighter that will bring a good show. Both if them got a chancce to win the the fightPosted October 5, 2012 7:57 am
This fight could be a game changer. After Corrales/Castillo I, neither man was ever the same.
Diego Corrales never won another fight.
As fans, we always revel in these great slugfests, but they come at a serious price.
So enjoy this one, because with the mentality of both men, this fight might alter their careers in a negative way!!Posted October 5, 2012 7:07 am
Is this on UK tv or are we too delicate to watch such an egregious slug-fest?Posted October 5, 2012 7:03 am
The Mad Scientist, You’re kind of right, but these fighters are different. First of all, Brandon Rios is much fresher than Gatti was. He hasn’t really taken any damage yet. IMO, In toughness, Rios matches Gatti. In punching power, Rios outweighs Gatti. The same exact thing goes for Alvarado. Another thing is these guys are more brutal fighters in a way if you think about it. Gatti tried to box early on. Rios doesn’t want any of that. He wants pure nonstop violence, and so does Mike. Really aggressive inside fighting is on the table for this fight, with short, crisp, hard punches. Sure, there’s going to be straight shots thrown, but don’t expect any real boxing (we don’t need it). So we have something unique here, the likes of which we might have never seen before in the modern era. If the fight does not end early, it will be a extraordinary display of fighting, just something completely surreal.Posted October 5, 2012 6:19 am
All I have to say is Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado: You better get ready to fight. This is basically a sanctioned street fight.Posted October 5, 2012 6:06 am
This will be a WARPosted October 5, 2012 4:38 am
The Mad Scientist
To me Rios/Alvardo is more of a Gatti/Ward type of match..two guys who are somewhat evenly matched but they’re not consider top 2 or 3 in their respective weight class..in Rios/Alvarado’s case atleast not yet but they could be soon enough..the ring magazine has Danny Garcia as their Champ and Lucas Matthysee is ranked #1 contender rightfully so but the division is wide open and up for grabs IMO..Posted October 5, 2012 4:24 am
Anyone who thinks there will be boxing in this fight is out of their minds. Both of these fighters are hell bent. They want to make history. They want to fight each other toe to toe. This will be a very dramatic, bloody, and violent fight. Truly a savage and brutal engagement. This is a classic throwback type of fight that goes back to the golden era of boxing. Expect to see heavy and relentless inside fighting. Just the fact that this fight is taking place borders on being inhumane. Both of these guys can get stopped. Both of them can get knocked out. This fight is Castillo- Corrales. It’s Gatti-Ward, Vasquez-Marquez III, and Morales Barrera I.Posted October 5, 2012 3:43 am
testPosted October 5, 2012 12:47 am
IF Rios’ recently unnderwhelming performances was not due to his inability to make a healthy 135lbs, then Alvarado owns a decisve edge in this imminent slugfest and i anticipate hes gonna tee-off on Rios’ obliging jaw and chin. i just hope they don’t let this one get out of hand and go too long. permanent damage for one or both fighters will be the inevitable result.Posted October 5, 2012 12:15 am
These are the type of fights that make boxing…I think Rios in this one..lets see.Posted October 4, 2012 10:59 pm
The Mad Scientist
I can’t wait for this one..I agree with those who think Alvarado can win if he boxes more on the outside and fights less on the inside..however, I don’t see Mike keeping Bambam off of him to long in this fight..its a tough one to call but I say Rios takes this by late round stoppage do to cuts or a close ud..I just think Brandon has the better inside fighting skill wich is where I picture most of this fight taking place at, on the inside..war Rios/Alvarado!Posted October 4, 2012 9:49 pm
War Alvarado!Rios already got robbery of the year.Mile high won’t let this go the distance.Posted October 4, 2012 9:20 pm
Didn’t Cuban ABril already box this morons ears off ??? the Robbery was so bad and blatent the state of Nevada reversed the most Bogus crooked decision of that year… Dumb Dumb Rios is going to get Starched…Posted October 4, 2012 9:02 pm
Alvarado had better box Rios or he will get stopped for the first time.
Rios is a much better inside fighter than Alvarado. Brandon is one of the most proficient inside fighters in the sport.
Mike definitely has to box him from the mid to long range.
If Alvarado can box effectively while setting traps for Brandon as he’s trying to close the distance, he could stop Rios in the later rounds.
Great fight!!Posted October 4, 2012 8:50 pm
i still favor rios i think rios going to be strong at this weight more fresher more energy he going to be up for this one mike a beast to man it hard to pick but im sticking with rios thoPosted October 4, 2012 8:49 pm
You.will change your style once alvarado starts to dominate. Its natural once you feel the other guy putting it on you to try another route or retreat. Alvarado ko bambam rd 9Posted October 4, 2012 8:38 pm
This fight could both ways. I have seen Alvarado fight here in Denver and he isn’t just a brawler but tends to fall back to that. If he boxes he can win this. He might win a brawl too but I do think if he boxes he can win this and win it by knockout. Slightly favor Rios but will of course be cheering Alvarado all the way. Go 303!!Posted October 4, 2012 8:09 pm
should be an intresting match upPosted October 4, 2012 8:02 pm