Rios vs Alvarado II
The Law Offices of Mario Davila is proud to present a special “Rios vs. Alvarado II” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” tonight at 9:00 PM EST.
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During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will talk about the highly anticipated rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado, which took place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, last night. Continue reading
Mike Alvarado did the tough job that was needed to come away with a decision, but he took a terrible beating along the way at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. His decision win was a tribute to his courage and ability to keep on keeping on, avoiding the many kayo shots coming his way, which allowed him to come away with a decision. But, if there’s a third fight, don’t bet on him being able to do it again.
The physical appearance of the winner and loser during the post fight interview chaos made one wonder how Alvarado pulled it off. His face was a bloody pulp, and Rios was still bouncing around like the Energizer Bunny. Rios definitely took plenty of hard shots too, but the damage was much less evident on his kisser or his post fight demeanor.
It’s doubtful whether Rios was being totally truthful when telling HBO announcer Max Kellerman he hadn’t been rocked by his conqueror, but it was also true he wasn’t shook enough to lessen the “dangerous when wet” sign that should have be pinned on his back. Once Rios works up a sweat, watch out! Even as the end approached, viewers knew he could still end it at any time. His shots were still full of power, and whistling on straight, short pathways. Unfortunately for him, they were just barely missing, and Alvarado was bouncing side to side enough to keep Rios from throwing the combinations he really desired. Continue reading
In a big upset, Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO’s) defeated former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision tonight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final judges’ scores were 115-113, 115-113 and 114-113.
Rios started off well with his heavy pressure and was able to force Alvarado to brawl with him despite the fact that Alvarado was constantly moving in the first three rounds.
In the 2nd round, Rios staggered Alvarado badly with a hard jab. Alvarado’s legs went to jelly briefly, but he was able to hold onto Rios long enough to clear his head. Rios landed several big shots before the round ended, but to his credit Alvarado was able to take them and stay upright. Rios should emptied his arsenal in that round because Alvarado was able to take control of the fight from the 3rd round on and dominate with his movement and hard right hands to the head. Continue reading
Tonight in a battle of Top Rank sluggers on HBO, light welterweight Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KO’s) and Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) will be fighting in a rematch at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The fight has a lot riding on it for the 26-year-old Rios because his promoter Bob Arum wants to put him in bigger fights next against Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez or Tim Bradley.
There’s less of an upside for the 32-year-old Alvarado because Arum hasn’t been vocal about wanting to put Alvarado in with Pacquiao, Marquez or Bradley if he beats Rios. It’s likely he’ll put Alvarado back in with Rios in a third fight immediately to give his highly hyped Rios a chance to redeem himself so that Arum can move him in against his better known Top Rank stable fighters. Continue reading
This coming Saturday evening, let us be collectively thankful that we as the boxing faithful can experience a headache to remember. Hopefully, such a careening of the cranium is felt more in the style of Cheech and Chong’s “Corsican Brothers” as we once more pull up to the TV (or some luckily enough in person) to witness either round one or maybe round eight in the memorable war that was Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios versus “Mile High” Mike Alvarado. The two battle hardened warriors met last October for a thundering clash in one of the sport’s gold standards of divisions, the junior welterweight class. They participated in a seven round, back and forth, see-saw type match-up which had just about everything for which dedicated fight fans clamor.
The two pugilists stood toe to toe during many points of the bout and two of the three ringside judges saw the bout even until “Bam Bam” Rios (31(23)-0-1, Oxnard, CA.) proved too much for “Mile High” Mike (33(23)-1, Denver, CO.) to handle, which resulted in a stoppage of the action at the 1:57 mark of the seventh round. Continue reading
Brandon Rios 140 – Mike Alvarado 140
Breidis Prescott 140 – Terence Crawford 139.5
Jose Ramirez 139.5 – Charle Dubray 138.5 Continue reading
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (March 28, 2013) — Undefeated former world lightweight champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS (31-0, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and top-rated contender “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO (33-1, 23 KOs), of Denver, will hold their Official Weigh-In Tomorrow! Friday, March 29, in the Mandalay Bay Events Center East. Fighters will report at 2:00 p.m. PT with the weigh-in beginning at 3:00 p.m. PT. The main event fighters will step on the scale at exactly 3:15 p.m.
The Weigh-In is open to the public. Doors to the Mandalay Bay Events Center will open at 2:00 p.m. PT.
Rios-Alvarado II, a rematch of their 2012 Fight of the Year-nominated fight and one of the greatest fights of the 21st Century, will take place, This Saturday! March 30, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Continue reading
HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise presents a rematch that has the boxing world buzzing with anticipation when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: BRANDON RIOS VS. MIKE ALVARADO II AND TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. BREIDIS PRESCOTT is seen SATURDAY, MARCH 30 at 10:15 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The HBO broadcast team of Jim Lampley, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino. Other HBO playdates: March 31 (9:45 a.m.) and April 1 (12:15 a.m.)- HBO2 playdate: April 2 (11:00 p.m.)
Last October, two undefeated junior welterweights produced fireworks for seven heart-pumping rounds that had the boxing community riveted and clamoring for more. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (March 19, 2013) — Undefeated former world lightweight champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS (31-0, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia hosted a Los Angeles Media Workout Tuesday,March 19, at Fortune Gym in Los Angeles, Calif. Rios is in his final two weeks of training in preparation for his rematch against top-rated contender “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO (33-1, 23 KOs), of Denver.
Rios-Alvarado II, a rematch of their 2012 Fight of the Year-nominated fight and one of the greatest fights of the 21st Century, will take place next week! Saturday, March 30, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) interim junior welterweight championship rumble will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
Monday, March 11 – HBO Boxing will present “Road to Rios/Alvarado II,” an all-new special examining the upcoming junior welterweight rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado. The two ring warriors engaged in an epic battle in October of 2012 that was one of the year’s top slugfests and most talked about encounters. The highly anticipated rematch will take place on Saturday, March 30 and be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark ®. Continue reading