Review: 2012-10-13, amazing toe-to-toe fight from the first bell, Brandon Rios vs Mike Alvarado has been a very tough battle with an astonishing performance by both fighters: Compubox punching statistics showed that Rios threw, on average, almost 80 punches per round (30% accuracy rate) compared to Alvarado who threw more than 110 punches per round (22% accuracy rate); Rios vs Alvarado is a candidate for Fight of the Year 2012, five stars! Both undefeated, Brandon Rios (30-0-1) entered as the No.5 light welterweight in the world while Mike Alvarado (33-0-0) entered as the No.7. Rios vs Alvarado is valid for the vacant WBO Latino light welterweight title; undercard of Nonito Donaire vs Toshiaki Nishioka. Watch the video!
Where: Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA
Division: light welterweight (140 lbs, 63.5 kg)
Title: vacant WBO Latino light welterweight title
Rios’ previous fight: Brandon Rios vs Richard Abril
Alvarado’s previous fight: Mike Alvarado vs Mauricio Herrera
Their second fight: Brandon Rios vs Mike Alvarado 2
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