Rios vs. Alvarado Fight Preview & Picks
In what promises to be a high-impact 140-pound title eliminator, former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios takes on Mike Alvarado at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Each fighter has a lot in common. Both are undefeated, aggressive, and about the same size. Combined, they are 63-0-1 and the winner of this fight shoots right to the top of now-stacked 140-pound weight class.
Rios is looking to clear the wafting stink out of the air from his last fight--a dubious decision win over Richard Abril in April. Rios came in 2 pounds heavy and was forced to relinquish his lightweight belt. Why he was even fighting at 135 again with his documented weight struggles leading up to that is another matter. Alvarado, meanwhile, has been steadily plugging along, waiting for his big shot. While already a player at 140, a win here puts Alvarado right on the top shelf.
Date: October 13, 2012
Site: Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Weight Class: 14...