Brandon Rios vs Mike Alvarado II

Rios: Alvarado ran, didn't deserve the win

Brandon Rios says he's reviewed the tape, and believes he should have won against Mike Alvarado on March 30, saying that Alvarado ran and held too much.

Team Rios won't rush into third Alvarado fight

Brandon Rios' trainer Robert Garcia doesn't want to jump right into a third fight with Mike Alvarado, preferring to build the bout with one or two fights beforehand.

Rios-Alvarado II does 1.2M viewers on HBO

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado fought for 1.2 million happy viewers on HBO this past Saturday.

Soul-cleansing violence and the blood of boxing

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado went to war again on Saturday night, in a display of everything that keeps old boxing fans hanging around, and can make non-fans believers in the brutality of the sweet science.

FOTY debate: Bradley-Provodnikov or Rios-Alvarado?

We've seen a pair of incredible fights in March, early leading candidates for the 2013 Fight of the Year award. Which was the best, and deserves to be considered the leader in the clubhouse?

Rios-Alvarado III will wait, says Arum

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado will settle the score in a rubber match, but promoter Bob Arum wants them to take other fights before hooking up one more time.

Results: Alvarado tops Rios in classic rematch

Mike Alvarado handed Brandon Rios his first official loss as a pro, winning the decision in tonight's thrilling rematch from Las Vegas. Fight three is no doubt on the way.

Results: Crawford decisions Prescott

Junior welterweight prospect Terence Crawford didn't wow the live crowd, but he scored a solid win in his HBO debut, beating fringe contender Breidis Prescott by unanimous decision.

Rios-Alvarado II: Live updates and discussion

Brandon Rios faces Mike Alvarado in a junior welterweight rematch main event, while Breidis Prescott meets Terence Crawford in another junior welterweight bout in the co-feature.

Rios-Alvarado II: Fight time, TV listings

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado square off in a rematch of a 2012 Fight of the Year candidate tonight. Here's how you can watch.


Staff picks: Rios-Alvarado II

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado clash once again tomorrow night in Las Vegas. Will it be repeat for Rios or revenge for Alvarado? The BLH team weighs in.

Rios-Alvarado II: Fighters make weight

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado both made weight for tomorrow night's HBO main event from Las Vegas, a rematch of a 2012 Fight of the Year contender.

Rios-Alvarado II betting preview

Brandon Rios is a solid betting favorite to repeat what he did last October by beating Mike Alvarado on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Will Rios break Alvarado down again, or could we see an upset?


Alvarado: I won't underestimate Rios again

Mike Alvarado admits he might have overlooked Brandon Rios' power when they met last October, but says he won't make that mistake again as he seeks revenge on Saturday night.


Rios-Alvarado II: Live weigh-in stream

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado hit the scales today in Las Vegas, as they weigh in for their HBO-televised rematch tomorrow night.


Rios aiming to stop Alvarado in five

Brandon Rios is aiming to stop Mike Alvarado earlier in Saturday night's rematch, hoping to prove he's ready for the sport's elite fighters.

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