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Arum Says Trilogy Will Happen, But Not Right Away

Mike Alvarado is ready, willing and eager to fight Brandon Rios for the third time.

"Brandon gave me a shot to redeem myself," Alvarado said after their highly entertaining and excellent fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night. "I'll give him a shot for the trilogy."

Alvarado boxed his way to a narrow but unanimous decision to take the WBO interim light-welterweight title and reverse the outcome of their slugfest five months ago.

The punch statistics were almost as close as the scoring. Alvarado was credited with landing 261 punches to 241 for Rios. The scores were 115-113 on two cards and 114-113.

Alvarado won three of the last four rounds on two scorecards and all four on a third to pull out the fight, avenging his seventh-round loss in October.

The return match was not as dramatic as the first, in which Rios stopped Alvarado after being rocked himself a round earlier. But the fight was still thrilling at times, fought at a high level.

It also occasionally brutal, as evidenced by the cut on Alvarado's forehead and his swollen face. He was taken to a hospital for a precautionary brain scan after the fight. Rios also was taken to the hospital.

Alvarado was again more than willing to trade punches with Rios, but began boxing more in the middle rounds, a change in strategy that may have won him the fight. Rios expended a lot of energy chasing him, and was unable to land as many big punches as in the first fight.

"I won the first fight, now they want to make the third one," Rios said. "Let's make the third one."

Promoter Bob Arum wants a third fight, but said he would look elsewhere for both fighters for their next fights.

"Are these guys going to fight again?" Arum asked. "Of course they will. But it doesn't necessarily have to be next. They can fight other guys and then come back and do a third fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by johncluew on 04-07-2013

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Comment by Infamous on 04-01-2013

[QUOTE=periks19;13199196]Not nessecary he ****ed up the excitement on Juanma/gamboa pac/pbf now he ****ed up on donaire/rigondeaux if rigodeanx beats donaire he will loose all that hype we hear all the time from him. Mares and donaire wont be the same…

Comment by DannYankee on 04-01-2013

ARUM with he's marinating debacles why not take my money now!!!???

Comment by ManOnTheMoon on 03-31-2013

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;13200342]I think Pacquaio-Marquez 5 with Bradley-Alvarado and Rios-Ruslan on the undercard is the kind of super card that will be able to compete with Mayweather-Canelo in September (If all goes to plan).[/QUOTE]. You actually believe there's a chance Floyd fights…

Comment by Cinci Champ on 03-31-2013

[QUOTE=TX_BOXNG;13199722]i dont agree, i think the guys arent the same fighters anymore if they choose another way they can or are gona loose, n the trilogy wont be the same, right now they are still level n they should end…

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