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Photos: Rios-Alvarado, Donaire-Nishioka Media Day

Los Angeles, Calif. --- "READY FOR BATTLE" --- (L-R) Former Lightweight champion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, trainer Robert Garcia and WBO/IBF Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire pose during media day for their upcoming championship fights, Saturday,October 13 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Ca. Donaire takes on Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan, and Rios battles Mike Alvarado. Promoted by Top Rank in association with Teiken Promotions and Tecete, this sensational night of boxing will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 10-11-2012

[QUOTE=ColWallace;12594194]I think Rios looks okay. If I recall he was struggling to shed the last 1.5-2.5 pounds for lightweight, not the last 2lb for 140. Alvarado is a little drawn as well. [B]Let's not forget this is a non-title fight…

Comment by ddangerous on 10-11-2012

War BAM BAM :headbang:

Comment by CAMPER on 10-11-2012

Rios is already looking sickly! His face never lies in the prefight pics. Doubt it, but I wouldn't be shocked if he was over the limit or damn near close. Alvarado is gonna shine Saturday night! (Taking bets....Msg me!)

Comment by ColWallace on 10-11-2012

I think Rios looks okay. If I recall he was struggling to shed the last 1.5-2.5 pounds for lightweight, not the last 2lb for 140. Alvarado is a little drawn as well. Let's not forget this is a non-title fight…

Comment by feroth on 10-11-2012

Rios looking like **** again imo...dude needed to jump to 147 not 140...he killed himself and only made 137....3 lbs helps but it kills u to make 140 also. No need for that garbage but oh well its boxing...hopefully its…

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