Review: 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. Watch the video!
Where: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: light welterweight (140 lbs, 63.5 kg)
Title: interim WBO light welterweight title
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
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(This is a free embeddable highlights video hosted on HBO Sports’ Official Youtube channel)
Alternative highlights video
Rios vs Alvarado II post-fight interview