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Rios needs to also be watched and tested Olympic Random style for any Peds and Steriods.. we know how many of his Buddies have tested positive for illegal Drugs.. MargaCheato, Salido, Vargas, Chavez Chicken Jr… etc..

Posted October 18, 2012 7:37 am 

money may


Posted October 17, 2012 9:30 am 


A rematch should happen no questions, if Alverado would have been given a standing eight, this fight might have gone the other way, Rios is a Bad Ass fo sho, he was getting hit with the kitchen sink and kept coming, love that guy.

Posted October 16, 2012 4:25 pm 


Don’t overrate Garcia just because he knocked out CHINA CHINNED Khan. Garcia can’t stop Rios.

Posted October 15, 2012 9:22 pm 


Put Rios in with Pacquiao, Maidana, Danny Garcia or Matthyse and the brutality doubles up.

Posted October 15, 2012 6:20 pm 

E in Denver

That pic looks like Alvarado is trying to swallow that glove whole, like a snake. A pretty brutal picture from a very brutal fight.

Posted October 15, 2012 5:56 pm 


rios lucked out with a squeemish ref , i think alvarado might have gotten the decision had he been given the chance to clinch or get off the ropes

Posted October 15, 2012 3:14 pm 

The Akbar One

@ Sal.o , thats fine. Some people enjoy limited skills, paired with toughness and no defense, as opposed to skilled boxers with slick defense who aren’t face first brawlers. I find entertainment in both.

Posted October 15, 2012 9:59 am 


Whether Matthysse,,or Broner ,,or who ever can beat Rios is not the question ,,its how Rios gives the boxing fans their moneys worth ,,and sometimes thats what counts,,,I would rather see Rios fight then watch Chad Dawson or Andre Ward or Andre Dirrell,,,I would rather see Rios fight instead of the Klitschkos brothers…

Posted October 15, 2012 12:40 am 

It’s Me, Ernie

Robert D, yes.

Posted October 14, 2012 10:41 pm 


Robert D, Yes.

Posted October 14, 2012 10:40 pm 

The Mad Scientist

Whatever happen to Richard Abril..?, maybe Public Enemy can give us an update on him and what he has done to capitalize on his great performance against Brandon Rios..going off of all the praise Abril gets from WTF???, the boxing fans on the eastcoast must be clamoring to see him in the ring often..LMAO!

Posted October 14, 2012 10:30 pm 

The Mad Scientist

I see some of these cats are concern for Brandon’s health do to the way he fights, balls out..however, I find it funny and pathetic the way some of these fools act like they’re concern about Rios but is really just a lame attempt to discredit him or stick it to the fans that praise this kid for all the thrills and excitement he bitter can some of you be,,whatta a bunch of sore losers you are..

Posted October 14, 2012 10:14 pm 

Mookie Blaylock

public(wtf) we know thats you, lets see where abril career goes after “beating” rios, the bum was in miami watching hbo last night

Posted October 14, 2012 9:59 pm 


Is this the guy who got absolutely dominated by Abril only to get the biggest BS decision of this century? Now everyone is gushing all over him like a fat kid over a cupcake. Rios has a lot of flaws and a tough skillful fighter like JMM would turn his face into mince meat.

Posted October 14, 2012 9:16 pm 


I’m SO GREAT that I have fellow posters naming themselves after ME. I don’t SEE anyone naming themselves after Hidalgo.

Posted October 14, 2012 9:13 pm 


“I have diarrhea. Look what came out:”-WOW. Your diarrhea is even GREATER than YOU are. YOU should just sit on the SIDELINES and defer to your diarrhea.

Posted October 14, 2012 9:06 pm 


Alvarado could beat Bam Bam in a rematch. But not by brawling. He needs to watch the Rios/Abril fight. Regardless, Rios’ mental thoughts will be like oatmeal mush by the time he’s 40.

Posted October 14, 2012 8:46 pm 


@Papo That was my observation too about Alvarado not raising his hands. Although, I did see Rios a couple of rounds earlier seeming to lose confidence. The stoppage was a little too early. I would have liked to seen a clean KO. We’ve seen guys come back after almost being KOd.

Posted October 14, 2012 8:35 pm 


I have diarrhea. Look what came out:

“This Fight is a DEAD subject. I’m SO GREAT that I SAID all that needed to be SAID before the Fight even happened. There’s nothing more to ADD.”

That’s some smelly BS!

Posted October 14, 2012 8:34 pm 

Thank You ESB For Reminding Me That I Am Going Blind –(AKA The Pinoy Pikey)

I thought Alvarado was starting to put the the strokes together and all of a sudden Rios got it done: kudos to Rios!

Posted October 14, 2012 7:51 pm 


Hell of a fight…though it was over by round six. By then, Alvarado was broken down; he didn’t raise his hands at the end of that round as he did at the end of previous rounds and appeared to be hurt.

Rios proved he can take some punishment, but I wonder is that what his corner has in mind for the rest of his career. He took some big shots, as well as Alvarado, and sooner than later that type of punishment will take its toll…especially if he does move to welter.

Posted October 14, 2012 7:47 pm 


RIOS, you got my respect dude. Alvarado so do you. I had a house full, with the beers and snacks, you guys made it a GREAT NIGHT. BEST OF LUCK TO THE BOTH OF YOU.

Posted October 14, 2012 7:45 pm 


Ever since I thought of this match up a while back I said F.O.T. potential.Well it lived up to the hype , thought the stoppage was premature let this both warriors fight till the end like Castillo-corrales,Salido-lopez it’s only 10 rds not 12 or 15.I’ve seen 15/25 rounds wars & even a legendary 50 round one.Yes 50, it was the 7th both were undefeated Alvarado was winning & had it all on the line no ref had the right to stop either mans dreams/heart but it is what it is i guess good win for rios.Second or maybe the best fight I’ve seen this year great fight should’ve been main card, i skipped nonito/nishioka snooze fest.

Posted October 14, 2012 7:40 pm 

el chapo

One of the most violent fights I’ve ever seen. Rios’ chin is otherwordly, but he definitely won’t last in the game – not to mention that a slick, smart fighter would take him to school. Still, the guy is fun to watch. I’d take Mattysse over him in a war, or Broner in a boxing lesson.

Posted October 14, 2012 7:27 pm 

M. Mendoza

MAD SCIENTIST: You’re right on about the “darting in and out” if a boxer is to successfully put a check on Rios that would be an “ace” to play. It’s extremely doubtful that Rios can be stopped — he reminds me a bit of Margarito and Ward with his inside fighting style minus Ward’s clinching. Matthysse may be tempted like Alvarado to trade too much – doesn’t work against Rios. Garcia may yet be too green — not tested enough. Ortiz is too fruity and may zone out mid-fight. I think Pacquiao or Juan M. Marquez can keep Rios at bay and outbox him but that’s about it. More due to their veteranship skills and all of the wars both have been at.

Posted October 14, 2012 7:10 pm 


This Fight is a DEAD subject. I’m SO GREAT that I SAID all that needed to be SAID before the Fight even happened. There’s nothing more to ADD.

Posted October 14, 2012 7:03 pm 

Fight Scribe

Mugabi lols predated Mayweathers era

Posted October 14, 2012 7:01 pm 

The Akbar One

Would love to see Matthysse brutalize Rios.

Posted October 14, 2012 6:44 pm 

Fight Scribe

Yeah Rios is a fan favourite now and we must pay homage to his big heart because boy he has a huge ticker but to take punishment like that is not good for your after fight life and for all the fan friendly qualities along with fighters of the same ilk, Gatti, Ward, Corrales, Margarito etc, it’s quite thankless in that people remember you for the wars you’ve been in but don’t pay a dime toward your dementia care nor take heed of the fact you can’t even remember the fights people remember you for.

Posted October 14, 2012 6:29 pm 

Fight Scribe

At this end of his career Mayweather will say he wants to be more ‘fan friendly’ but boxing is not rocket science mookie…you fight to win world titles as quickly as you possibly can, defend those world titles, make as much money as possible and try to get out without cognitive impediments that render your life crap post boxing. Mayweather, Hopkins, Pernell Whittaker etc will do that or have done that. I mean Corrales, Marquez, Castillo, Vasquez, Miranda, Gatti, Ward, Mugabi were all fan friendly fighters from the same era as Mayweather and none are the shoe in for Canastota that Mayweather is, have made as much money as and or won more world titles then. And while people may tune in to watch him get knocked out that is really irrelevant in that they still pay at the PPV turnstiles in helping making the man wealthy even beyond other pro fighters dreams.

Posted October 14, 2012 6:18 pm 

money may

just like majority of mexicans, no defense and take severe trauma to head! rios gonna end of brain dead later in life! BE SMART DOG WHEN READY U SUPPOSE TO RETIRE BOXING DONT LET IT RETIRE YOU! AGREE WITH SHANE ALL THE WAY! when he long gone messed up somewhere slobbing at the mouth, the next “mexican ” star come along, the writers, so called fans gone kkep it moving! LOVE THE WAY ANDRE WARD AND MAYWEATHER FIGHT! SMART, TECHNICAL, AND CALCULATED!

Posted October 14, 2012 5:57 pm 


Rios will be brain damaged, broke and forgotten by the time he is 40. But hey, thanks for being a human heavy bag for my entertainment!

Posted October 14, 2012 5:35 pm 


What a fight. I had thought it would end this way in the weeks prior, but Alvarado made a believer of me for a while. He looked bigger, stronger and sharper than Ríos most of the night, but then Ríos found that overhand right like a bomb and let it go until the end. Maybe the ref should have given Alvarado a chance, but he was definitely hurt.

Posted October 14, 2012 4:52 pm 

Mookie Blaylock

sorry bro but most people tune in to see mayweather get his ass kicked(for his pop shot style and personality), but i give him props for always staying commited to his technique but he himself has stated he wants to be more of a fan friendly fighter but thats all due to his age, he’s no longer in his prime to run around the ring he’s more flat footed these days

Posted October 14, 2012 4:50 pm 

Fight Scribe

Mookie Blaylock – the majority of boxers would rather possess Mayweathers skills, PPV pull and earning capacity and after Mayweather has finished his fighting career most fighters would rather retain his faculties (although not the shaprest knife in the draw)…as opposed to other fighters who have fought wars to please fans but can’t say to their children.

Posted October 14, 2012 4:33 pm 


Rios is as tough as nails. He has a huge heart and steel chin. I wouldn’t get so carried away with him though because he has plenty of flaws. Alvarado needed to fight more on the outside, but his instinct is to go inside, which he did, but he can’t out tough Rios. If Rios fights Pacquiao, Broner or Matheysse, he gets beat. Matheysse is his best chance, but he can fight. The Rios/Alvarado fight was exactly what boxing needed. Two solid warriors fighting their hearts out. A rematch would be great to see, but both these guys need a break, and they need to make some big money. The next step is the welteweight division, which has Mayweather, Cotto, Bradley and Pacquiao
, but most of these guys are going to hang the gloves up soon. They are past their prime. And someone posted a comment relating Rios to the great Bobby Chacon, which was right on. I watched Bobby train and spar and fight live, and Bobby was one helluva fighter. Rios is on the same path.

Posted October 14, 2012 4:12 pm 


I would love to see a rematch, both guys are in their prime real legit fighters not hype like all those washed up so called legends who headline UFC fights.

Posted October 14, 2012 4:11 pm 


I SAID long ago that being established in a division is LESSER than being established as the BETTER Fighter. The BETTER man usually WINS regardless of SIZE.

Posted October 14, 2012 3:51 pm 


Because of both guys POOR Defensive SKILLS it was an ACTION Fight. I enjoyed it. There’s High SKILL level Fights and then there’s lower SKILL level Fights. Some of the lower SKILL level Fights are enjoyable TOO.

Posted October 14, 2012 3:50 pm 

The Mad Scientist

I don’t see any fighter at 140 or 147 beating Rios in a toe to toe war, not even Matthesse or Pacquiao..Lucas would have to take Brandon out before Bamb-bam can establish his rhythm on the inside and Pacquiao has to successfully dart in and out through out how ever long the fight last..anyways, Brandon Rios proved that he’s a force to be reckon with at 140lbs against anybody who dares to go to war with this kid..

Posted October 14, 2012 3:42 pm 


Rios chin was just unreal.

Posted October 14, 2012 3:27 pm 


great picture it captures the power of the shot, it nearly ripped the jaw off Mile high’s face it was unreal man lol.

Posted October 14, 2012 3:25 pm 


Mookie for president!

Posted October 14, 2012 3:18 pm 


great fight. this is why boxing is a great sport. different type of fights week in and week out.

Posted October 14, 2012 3:16 pm 

Mookie Blaylock

majority of fans rather watch this kind of fight then a mayweather pop and shot fight

Posted October 14, 2012 3:14 pm 


Great fight? How much skill was on display out there? Concrete nut skill? Go to a bar, get 2 guys drunk and let them go at it. This is boxing?

Posted October 14, 2012 2:47 pm 

Robert D

ERNIE: are you saying Rios is headed for the same curse of PD that Chacon now suffers from?

Posted October 14, 2012 2:14 pm 

Mookie Blaylock

this mexican civil war made last weeks puerto rican showdown(vasquez-oquendo) look like a sparring session

Posted October 14, 2012 1:50 pm 


One of the best fights I’ve seen

Posted October 14, 2012 1:43 pm 


Alvarado showed signs that his high punch output was catching up to him in the 6th round because he started pushing his punches. Having watched fighters since the late 30’s. Rios reminds me of the fighters who fought in thaat era. I don’t know how many more tough fights he has in him, but as long as he lasts he is a fight fan ‘s fighter.

Posted October 14, 2012 12:59 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

Great fan fight, Rios has HUGE juevos. He will be on Bobby Chacon status soon enough though.

Posted October 14, 2012 12:12 pm 

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