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Tomato Can

Largo, yes you’re right about that.

Posted March 30, 2013 6:07 pm 

Tomato Can

Alavarado took a lot of punishment in the first fight. If he fights smart he may be able to have better luck this time around, the odds are against it though. But speaking about fighters taking too much punishment, Rios is on his way to being in the same boat as Alvarado.

Posted March 30, 2013 6:06 pm 


Kid blast, you’re right about Mike wear & tear but what you’re keeping outta your equation is the fact that Rios is equally worn-down; this is a 50/50 fight, really. I like Alvarado to stop Rios this time, all he needs is a little discipline because he’s by far the better boxer.

Posted March 30, 2013 5:00 pm 

te tumbo

Btw, i don’t know how much these two will have left after the pounding they’ll be giving each other tonight. shades of Vasquez v. R. Marquez who literally beat the elite status right out of each other.

Posted March 30, 2013 2:44 pm 

te tumbo

Alvarado can win IF he’s able to execute the boxing-powerpunching fight-plan he wants but Rios’ unrelenting style is designed to smother fight-plans and initiate collissions. at which point, Alvarado is at a disadvantage. not by much but enough for Rios to land his powershots and dictate the pace of the fight for another TKO victory. Alvarado was able to sting and even buckle Rios in their last fight but he’ll need to follow-up on those moments this time. otherwise, i’m skeptical that he’ll be able to avoid sustained exchanges v. Rios for 12 rounds.

Posted March 30, 2013 2:41 pm 


If you beat a guy in a closely contested fight at this level—especially if it’s the only loss your opponent ever suffered—you have to do even better in the rematch because the “revenge” factor comes into play. Your opponent’s motivation is off the charts—therefore your game plan, conditioning, strength, mental prep, concentration, resolute determination, and sheer grit have to overpower his very high level of resolve and commitment. If the fight is dead even he’s probably going to get the decision so you may even be at a disadvantage. If he wins you may have to beat the crap out of each other for a 3rd destructive time. That’s why a lot of fighters don’t offer immediate rematches after closely contested fights at this level … But Brandon Rios isn’t your average dude.

Posted March 30, 2013 2:38 pm 


“Boys are Back!” That’s awesome!

Posted March 30, 2013 9:40 am 

Kid Blast

Mile High has been in four consecutive wars beginning with his grueling win over Gabriel Martinez (27-2-1) on July 30, 2011. Mike has taken too much punishment for too long a time. In his last four outings, he has fought almost 37 rounds. His days of early stoppage wins seem to have waned. As soon as Alvarado is on the receiving end of one of Rios’ sustained and deadly combos, he will slow down markedly. Rios will then press the advantage and the fight will be halted early and mercifully. Fact is, Mike will grow old overnight in this one. Four wars in a row are simply too many. I see this ending like the second Arguello-Pryor match.

Posted March 29, 2013 11:18 pm 

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