Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado Verbal Agreement Reached

By Ernest Gabion

Multiple sources have advised that Brandon Rios (30-0-1, 22KOs) and Mike Alvarado (33-0, 23KOs) have verbally agreed to face each other on October 13th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The contracts have yet to be signed, but both fighters want it to happen. IBF/WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire will defend his titles in the second portion of the televised doubleheader.

Rios' trainer, Robert Garcia, believes his fighter will win by knockout.

"It's a great fight, it's the fight Brandon has been waiting for," Garcia told

Rios is moving up to 140-pounds after winning a controversial twelve round decision over Richard Abril in April. Rios failed to make weight for the fight and looked physically spent in the days leading up to the official weigh-in. In Alvarado he faces one of the most dangerous and most avoided fighters at 140-pounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by beast702 on 08-05-2012

Awesome fight.. Im excited for Donaire to fight again as well. I like Rios in a war and please make weight finally its gettin old.

Comment by lillu89 on 08-05-2012

Is this fight on hbo? Anyone

Comment by Toltec77 on 08-05-2012

Very good fight, can't wait for this, lots of action. Just hope Rios makes the weight like he should, now no excuses. I Pick Rios in a late round K.O. but, you never knew, Alarado can fight a rough fight…

Comment by Southpawology on 08-05-2012

[QUOTE=QballLobo;12402716]Would Robert Garcia work the corners for both Rios and Donaire on the same night? It seems like that would be a bit risky to have two of your main guys training at the same time and both fighting on…

Comment by EdWins on 08-05-2012

this is a fight fans wet dream right here, damn can't believe it's gonna happen. Never thought I'd say this, but........... THANK YOU BOB ARUM :boxing:

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