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Mike Alvarado Not Worried About a Rios Weight Issue

By Ryan Burton

The October 13th fight between former lightweight champion Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado has hardcore fight fans salivating at what is sure to be an all out war.

Rios came in overweight in his past two fights which partly lead to his decision to make move up in weight. Alvarado paid a visit to a recent edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio show to talk about the fight. My co-host Luis Sandoval asked Alvarado if he was worried about Rios' coming in at the junior welterweight limit.

"I would still go through with the fight (if Rios doesn't make weight). I'm a bigger fighter than him either way but there is no reason why he can't make it. He said he's already at 145. He should be motivated. I hope he's in the best shape ever. I love big challenges. He should be on point," Alvarado explained. 

The Denver, Colorado native feels that he  has paid his dues and is ready for a fight of this magnitude. He thinks a victory over Rios will move him up to star status.

"I have put in a lot of work. I have beat a lot of contenders and prospects. This should put me where I want to be and catapult my career. This is a WBO eliminator and will put me where I want to be," Alvarado concluded.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/3710483

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PAC-BOY on 10-03-2012

I cant wait for this fight..

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 10-03-2012

[QUOTE=MASTER1454;12575194]Rios has matured? You can't be serious. If that was the case, he would have never lost his belt on the scales, nor come in overweight for Abril. Alvarado for as long it lasts........[/QUOTE] One has no control over their…

Comment by MASTER1454 on 10-03-2012

[QUOTE=junior gong;12574479]Thought about this fight all ways. Hard to pick a winner as its so hard to know how Rios is going to be at the weight and now that he is seemingly in a better place and has matured…

Comment by PinoyNation on 10-03-2012

If Rios can make the weight healthy this will be a good brawl. I'm picking Alvarado.

Comment by Russian Crushin on 10-03-2012

Lol imagine rios weighs over again Even Guzman will be laughing

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