2012 best BOXING fight – Brandon Rios vs Mike Alvarado – full fight Video

5_stars_boxing_ranking_allthebestfightsReview: 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. They also faced each other a second time, on March 30, 2013 (=Rios vs Alvarado II) and a third time on January 24, 2015 (=Alvarado vs Rios III). Watch the video!



Date: 2012-10-13

Where: Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA

Division: light welterweight (140 lbs, 63.5 kg)

Title: vacant WBO Latino light welterweight title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Brandon Rios def. Mike Alvarado (TKO at 1:57, round 7)



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




Official HBO video

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Alternative video, from HBO Sports’ Official Youtube channel

  • prboxing

    fkn ref..fight stopped too soon!It wasnt like alvarado was out on his fight…messed up way to get your loss…good fight tho

    • Starforged

      he was done. if you had any experience fighting you would be able to tell from his body language. Ref made a good call and he can move forward in his career because of it.

  • He get to many of does right hand over his jab, he was not in good shape to continue was a good call!! I use to box before and I believe was right what the refere did

  • SupermanPunch

    The fight was 100% intense.. The ref did the right thing. During the first round, I can see who will win (It’s like Cotto-Margarito fight). They have their own style but Alvarado fight on Rios’ style.

  • jacksonstan55

    wild and no boxing sense both hopeless

    • mike81

      wow! maybe you should watch figure skating because you clearly don’t know what boxing is or about.

  • Herikd

    Was a great fight, the biggest problem with Alvarado was He concentrate in the head and bearly touch the body, Rios is been down twice in his carrer with body punches both times, Terrific fight in the fan point of view, in the fighter fight point of view Alvarado fought better both with a lack of foot work… The fight went the way a thought… I will like to see a rematch will be a great fight!!!

  • martingonzalez@yahoo.com

    This is what not only Latino boxing is all about but just the sport u vatos r true warriors a salute to both of orale Brandon this whatsup.

  • jesseclee9

    Rios’ chin is just incredible