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...

Alvarado eyes title shot beyond Rios

The next American star in boxing may emerge Saturday night when two of the best young fighters the country has to offer meet in the ring. Mike Alvarado of Denver will take on Texas-born Brandon Rios, who now lives and trains in California. Alvarado is 33-0 with 23 knockouts, while Rios is 30-0 with 22 knockouts. The fight, at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., is being projected...

Donaire, Rios, Nishioka & Alvarado pre-fight photos & videos

This weekend, fight fans will be treated to the card we have all been waiting for, featuring Nonito Donaire vs. Toshiaki Nishoka, as well as Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado in a fight which promises to deliver amazing, non-stop action. This week, all of the pre-fight events have been taking place, including media roundtable sessions with the fighters, media day workouts and interviews...

Weigh-in results & photos: Donaire vs. Nishioka, Rios vs. Alvarado

Donaire vs. Nishioka Weigh-in and Rios vs. Alvarado Weigh-In The official weigh-ins were held this afternoon for Saturday's HBO doubleheader featuring Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado and Nonito Donaire vs. Toshiaki Nishioka. Right here, you'll find the official weights for all of the fighters, some notes from the weigh-in event, and a collection of weigh-in photos as well...

Nonito Donaire vs. Toshiaki Nishioka Live Full Results

Nonito Donaire vs. Toshiaki Nishioka Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon Rios Jose Benavidez Jr. def. Pavel Miranda via UD Saul Rodriguez and Cesar Garcia fight to a TD Ronald Ellis def. Katrell Strauss via UD (40-36, 40-36, 40-36) Jose Roman and Javier Garcia fight to a Technical Draw Trevor McCumby def. Elisero Durazo via R1

Bob Arum “Manny Pacquiao could return on April 20th, Brandon Rios or Mike Alvarado could be next opponent”

By Mick Akers Even before Manny Pacquiao steps in the ring with Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time in their December 8 showdown, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is already planning ahead for Pacquiao and his 2013 boxing future. Arum explained that setting up a bout on or around April 20th, 2013 has already [...]
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