By Ryan Burton
According to Top Rank President Todd DuBoef, if he's able to finalize a lightweight battle between Brandon Rios and Yuriorkis Gamboa, he would like to place undefeated junior welterweight contender Mike "Mile High" Alvarado (32-0, 23KOs) in the HBO televised co-feature. DuBoef is currently negotiating with HBO to finalize a fight between Rios and Gamboa.
In that scenario, Gamboa would jump from the featherweight division up to the lightweight to face Rios on April 14th at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
DuBoef didn't have an opponent in mind for Alvarado, but said that his all-action style would be perfect for the co-featured slot to Rios-Gamboa and that he would talk to HBO about putting the Denver, Colorado resident on the card.
Whether he defeats Gamboa or not, Rios will move up to 140 pounds after the fight. Alvarado would seem like a logical future opponent for the Oxnard based brawler.
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