Rios-Alvarado 2 looks to be another war
Brandon Rios meets Mike Alvarado at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night in a rematch of their October 2012 classic. That first fight was an incredible war, this one will very likely be the same.
Rios (31-0-1) scored a 7th round KO win and handing Alvarado (33-1) the first loss of his career. Now, Alvarado wants revenge.
The fight has a lot riding on it for the 26-year-old Rios because his promoter Bob Arum wants to put him in bigger fights next against Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez or Timothy Bradley.
There's less of a upside for the 32-year-old Alvarado because Arum hasn't been vocal about wanting to put Alvarado in with Pacquiao, Marquez or Bradley if he beats Rios. It's likely he'll put Alvarado in with Rios in a third fight immediately to give his highly hyped Rios a chance to redeem himself so that Arum can move him in against his better known Top Rank stable fighters.
The fight will be screened live on BoxNation.