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Rios vs. Alvarado

HBO Sports to Replay Pacquiao vs. Marquez III & Rios vs. Alvarado I on HBO2

Nov. 8, 2013 – Leading up to the highly anticipated welterweight showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios — set for Saturday, November 23 and presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View® — HBO Sports will present the exclusive replay of two action-packed fights that underscore the intensity and skill of the two competitors. Continue reading

Rios vs. Alvarado II live on BoxNation

The blockbuster rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado will be broadcast LIVE and exclusive in the UK on the Channel of Champions BoxNation (Sky.Ch 437/Virgin Ch. 546) on Sunday morning.

Former WBA World Lightweight Champion Rios and top-rated challenger Alvarado fought in one of the most exciting and brutal fights of 2012 that saw the gladiators go toe-to-toe before Rios wore down Alvarado in the seventh round. Continue reading

Rios-Alvarado on HBO this Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

alvarado1 Brandon Rios and Mike Avarado will be going to war on Saturday night in a fight for the interim WBO light welterweight title on HBO at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winner of the Rios vs. Alvarado fight will be in line to eventually challenge for the WBO full 140 pound title, which is held at this time by WBO champion Juan Manuel Marquez.

For Rios, it’s important that he defeat Alvarado once again in order to get a big money fight against Manny Pacquiao. Rios was supposed to be fighting Pacquiao already, but the plans were changed when Pacquiao was destroyed by Marquez in a 6th round knockout last December. Pacquiao now could end up facing Marquez, the winner of the Alvarado-Rios fight or Tim Bradley in September. Continue reading

Rios vs Alvarado II: World Boxing Organization announces officials

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, March 30, in the interim world title bout between junior welters Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and Mike “Mile High” Alvarado at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a Top Rank presentation. Continue reading

Rios / Alvarado / Arum Conference Call Transcript

rios213FRED STERNBURG: When Ernie Banks said “Let’s Play Two” he had to be thinking about the Brandon “Bam-Bam” Rios and Mike “Mile High” Alvarado Interim World Championship rematch coming up on March 30 at Mandalay Bay Live on HBO. Last year’s fight many thought was the Fight-of-the-Year and they are expecting the same.

BOB ARUM: Coming off the great fight we had last week with Timothy Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov we are looking at really one of the great highlights of the first quarter. The first fight between Brandon and Mike was excellent and we are looking for an equally good fight this time. Brandon and Mike know one thing – they know how to fight and they know how to bring it. It’s great for the fans and I’m looking forward to it on March 30.

BRANDON RIOS: Training camp is going great. I feel really great. I am very hyped up to meet another warrior in the ring as myself. We want to give the fans what they want — another fight. It’s going to be a great fight and I couldn’t be any more excited. Continue reading

Rios-Alvarado negotiations moving slowly

By Kevin Chittenden: Negotiations between WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are reportedly moving slowly for their March 30th rematch that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum wants. According to RingTV, the two haven’t agreed on the money split for the fight and that’s causing the negotiations to slow. Rios says he’d like to face one of the following fighters instead: Lucas Matthysse, Danny Garcia, Tim Bradley or Amir Khan. Continue reading

Rios vs. Alvarado: Brandon takes a ton of punishment in winning; Pacquiao could be next

By Reni M. Valenzuela: How can you not fall for boxing as a Sweet Science after having just watched the classic Rios-Alvarado yesterday?

The fight was truly classic in the sense that it lasted only seven rounds but there was more than enough action the fans needed to see to be awed and spellbound. Much unlike the hide-and-seek Halloween baccarat in the main card, Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado pursued each other for a non-stop head-on collision in the ring, and with so much heart and boxing skill on display coming from both of them.

It was like a novel that keeps you hold your breath until the last paragraph of the last page wherein only you get to know for sure the story line’s ending. “The War” ended uplifting as the people in the open-field Home Depot Center were exuberant and cheered like a dog with two tails, and with wide grin. They simply have fallen for everything that happened within those 19 minutes of the fight. Continue reading

Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado: One for the ages

By Joseph Herron: Too often in boxing, heavily publicized events fail to live up to expectation and fall short of the preceding media hype. In this era of safety first fighters and early stoppages, it’s hard to guarantee a sure fire winner.

But when the match-up of Brandon Rios versus Mike Alvarado was initially announced by Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and company several months ago, most fight fans and media members knew that the pairing would surely strike gold at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on October 13th.

Both fighters were undefeated going into this bout, and the two warriors desperately wanted to put forth a star making performance on the biggest stage of boxing, HBO. Continue reading

“The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” – Rios vs. Alvarado, Donaire vs. Nishioka

Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to present a special “Bam Bam/Mile High” edition tonight at 9:00 PM EST.

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On tonight’s broadcast, we will be reviewing all of the great action witnessed last night on HBO Boxing After Dark, as well as the fight action on Friday night between Adonis Stevenson and Donovan George.

During the 2nd half hour, “The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to feature elite level trainer Ronnie Shields. The expert boxing proponent will give us his analysis of this weekend’s action and its affect on the future of all fighters involved.

Throughout the final half hour of the program, expert fight strategist James Gogue will break down the October 13th match-ups between Nonito Donaire/Toshiaki Nishioka and Brandon Rios/Mike Alvarado. The expert trainer will examine how Rios and Donaire found victory and explain what went wrong for Alvarado and Nishioka. Continue reading