Found October 12, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
One would have to try awfully hard to outdo some of the hyperbole already out there about the HBO-televised bout Saturday between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado -- "all-time classic," reads one headline, and "fight of the century," offers one commenter at this site -- but you'd also have to try pretty hard to deny that it has that kind of exaggerated potential. Neither one of these men are likely to soon roll down a car window and ask, "Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?" There were surely fights held on the grounds of the Home Depot Center that featured less sophistication, but they were probably 13,000 years ago. Rios-Alvarado is pure, unadultered junior welterweight violence from the first second it starts.So anticipated is that fight by the hardcore fans that it is overshadowing the main event, itself an excellent match-up between the two top men at junior featherweight. At his finest, Nonito Donaire is a sensation, one of the top talents i...
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