To quote Hall of Fame baseball superstar Ernie Banks, "Let’s play two."
That’s exactly what undefeated former world champion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios and top-rated contender "Mile High" Mike Alvarado will do when they face each other in a rematch of their 2012 Fight of the Year-nominated fight.
Rios-Alvarado II will take place, Saturday, March 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The 12-round WBO interim light welterweight championship rumble will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
In their first fight, last October 13, a battle of undefeated gladiators, Rios and Alvarado fought toe-to-toe and non-stop for seven thrilling rounds that saw dramatic momentum shifts throughout the action-packed bout. Two of the judges had the fight scored even before referee Pat Russell stopped the fight at 1:57 of the seventh round, awarding the TKO victory to Rios.
February 4, 2013