Advertisement
Advertisement

Rios-Alvarado Rematch Finalized, March 30 in Las Vegas

By Rick Reeno & Edward Chaykovsky

A second war is coming. Top Rank has announced that a junior welterweight rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado will take place on March 30th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. HBO will televise. The first meeting took place last October at Los Angeles' Home Depot Center and saw Rios (31-0-1, 23 KOs) stop Alvarado in the seventh round of a classic.

"It's a can't miss. They will pick up where they left off in round seven. How much can it be different," said Top Rank VP Carl Moretti to BoxingScene.com.

Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs) was not happy with the referee's decision to stop the fight in the seventh and afterwards he demanded a rematch. The shot-callers at HBO were clamoring for a second meeting between the two boxers. Rios was being positioned for an April fight with Manny Pacquiao, but those plans were quickly changed when Pacquiao was knocked out in last December's fourth meeting with Juan Manuel Marquez.

"The way that Pacquiao and Marquez ended, sort of entailed with those guys fighting each other. The way it ended, it directed itself to its own fifth fight. The biggest fight you could make for Rios is Alvarado even though he won the first one," Moretti said.

One possibility for the HBO televised co-feature is a battle of undefeated welterweights with Wale "Lucky Boy"  Omotoso (23-0, 19KOs) and Jessie Vargas (21-0, 9KOs) locking horns. The HBO co-feature has yet to be decided, says Moretti.

"There are like four possibilities [for the co-feature] being disucssed with HBO and various camps. I think it will take through the weekend to figure out what it will be," Moretti said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DominiBox on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=Muscles72;12974468]Well said I agree only way Alvarado wins is by ko rios is too tough for him.[/QUOTE] Wrong. Alvarado's mistake was standing there and fighting toe to toe with a guy like Rios. He was supposed to box him, not…

Comment by DominiBox on 01-31-2013

[QUOTE=MC Hammer;12976396]Arum is on his last leg. Every big fight this year except the maybe fight (Donaire/Rigo) is a rematch. All of these rematches are for no reason at that. TR is going down badly.:Flush:[/QUOTE] Haters gonna hate...and you don't…

Comment by MC Hammer on 01-31-2013

Arum is on his last leg. Every big fight this year except the maybe fight (Donaire/Rigo) is a rematch. All of these rematches are for no reason at that. TR is going down badly.:Flush:

Comment by Joe2608 on 01-31-2013

Alvarado was punishing Rios for most of the fight so a rematch is fair imo. Only problem is he hit Rios with everything he had and he couldn't hurt him so i'm not sure how he's going to win because…

Comment by G22 on 01-31-2013

Great fight 1st time round but too soon for a return. The time isnt right. If Alvarado won they would need a decider and after 3 wars both guys would be done. Spread it out over their careers like Barrera…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (77)
Top Headlines Tommy Coyle Aims To Make History in Leeds Showdown Crawford Senses Fear: Postol Refused To Look Me in The Eyes Viktor Postol-Terence Crawford: Pre-Fight Report Card Canelo: Golovkin Fight Has To Happen, I Want It To Happen! Ruben Nieto Retains EBU Belt, Stops Gonzales in a War Adam Lopez Furious Over Draw: That Decision Was Bullsh*t! Muhammad Ali’s Training Camp Sold To John Madden's Son Adam Lopez Fights Reynoso To a Draw, Jonathan Guzman Next? Arum: Pacquiao Has Said 'Yes' To Fighting Terence Crawford! Jerry Odom With Crushing Knockout of Julius Jackson in Three Santana on Jose Benavidez: My Goal is To Chop The Tree Down! Ian Green With Stunning Stoppage of Khiary Gray on ShoBox Felix Verdejo-Terry Flanagan Eyed By Arum For Pacquiao Card Shumenov Says Lebedev Refusing To Fight, Calls For Purse Bid Photo: Roach Bets on Postol To Knock Crawford Out Photos: Valdez vs. Rueda, Benavidez vs. Santana Weighin Photos: Crawford, Postol Ripped and Ready For War in Vegas Gilberto Ramirez Shakes Head, Says Golovkin Being a Hypocrite Video: Orlando Salido Talks Lomachenko Rematch, More Weights: Terence Crawford 140-Pounds, Viktor Postol 139.5 LIVE STREAM: Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol Weighin Photo/Weights: Delvin Rodriguez vs. Shawn Cameron Weights From San Antonio: Maidana 143.8, Maysonet 141 Valdez: This is What I've Been Dreaming About Since I Was a Kid Video: Roberto Duran Discusses His Movie, Crawford-Postol Arum Sees Anticipation Worldwide For Crawford-Postol Clash Crawford's Trainer: I KNOW How To Beat Manny Pacquiao! Adam Lopez: I'm Looking For a Breakthrough Victory on ShoBox Video: Gilberto Ramirez Talks Injury, Golovkin-Brook, More Tony Bellew vs. BJ Flores Possible For October, Says Eddie Hearn Sam Soliman Hints at Retirement After Loss To Derevyanchenko Joshua-Pulev Possible For This Year or Next, Says Sauerland Ryan Burnett To Defend WBC International Against Ramirez Sanchez: Brook Will Weigh More Than Golovkin on Fight Night Roach Hopes Postol Gets "A Fair Shake" From Referee, Judges Arum: Haymon Never Mentioned Garcia, Thurman For Pacquiao Braehmer vs. Cleverly Set For October 1 In Neubrandenburg Delvin Rodriguez Has Goal of Big Fight, Canelo Showdown Frank Warren Explains Why Smith Shocks Canelo, Faces Saunders Video: Bob Arum Talks Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement