2013 best BOXING fight – Brandon Rios vs Mike Alvarado 2 – full fight Video WBO

4_stars_boxing_ranking_allthebestfightsReview: 2013-03-30, another impressive performance and really tough fight between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado that fight toe-to-toe also in this rematch. Like in their first bout both boxers exchanged shot for shot in a sensational bout, probably not as exciting as the first one but still one of the best boxing fights of 2013, four stars! The undefeated Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KOs) entered as the No.4 light welterweight in the world while Mike Alvarado (33-1-0, 23 KOs) entered as the No.9. In their first fight Rios defeated Alvarado by TKO and it was a war (Fight of the Year 2012 candidate); the rematch Rios vs Alvarado 2 is valid for the interim WBO light welterweight title. They also faced each other a third time on January 24, 2015 (=Alvarado vs Rios 3). Watch the video!



Date: 2013-03-30

Where: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Division: light welterweight (140 lbs, 63.5 kg)

Title: interim WBO light welterweight title

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Mike Alvarado def. Brandon Rios (unanimous decision, 115-113, 114-113, 115-113)


Their previous fight: Brandon Rios vs Mike Alvarado

Alvarado’s next fight: Mike Alvarado vs Ruslan Provodnikov

Rios’ next fight: Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios




Official video hosted on Hbo.com

(This is a free embeddable highlights video hosted on HBO Sports’ Official Youtube channel)

Rios vs Alvarado II post-fight interview

  • Anonymous

    What a fight. The first three rounds were electric and while the pace slowed down a bit from round 4 onwards it was still a war. Great fight, can’t wait for Rios vs Alvarado 3 :D

  • beautiful match. I am very happy for Alvarado. He deserved it.

  • mosa

    Rios got robbed

    • Darnell Lee

      Please explain how he got robbed.He was clearly outboxed but the more pure boxer.He had him in the second but by the points system mike hit him more often then Rios did.Rios uses his head for defense! I believe if he keeps fighting that style if he can’t get you out of there in the fight few rds he will get beat on points or knockout.Also if you feel he was robbed please tell me why he won vs Abril? He clearly won more rounds but Rios is the more known fighter….He will put on entertaining fights but will take losses unless he fights robot -straight forward fighters with little power.

      • Guest

        This video showing that Rios got robbed LOL but after i watched the whole fight i scored it 116-112 for Alvarado i though Rios won based on this highlights Alvarado won fair and square

      • This video showing that Rios got robbed LOL but after i watched the
        whole fight i scored it 116-112 for Alvarado i though Rios won based on
        this highlights but Alvarado won fair and square imo

      • Well said. Guys like Rios tend to have short careers.

    • Jacob Neves

      youre an id*ot dude, dont watch boxing.

  • alvarado vs pacman!

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  • Timoy

    Now that Rios will be fighting Pacquiao, he’ll be like a l*g moving in the ring.

  • nedjcass

    What a fight! A classic, looking forward to the rubber match ,agree with decision Alvarado boxed clever in the later rounds – Two great warriors – both are winners in my estimation.