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 Last update:  12/28/2012       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez         
   
Rios vs. Alvarado II Could Be For Vacant WBO Crown
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

The World Boxing Organization is not denying the possibility that Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23KOs) and Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23KOs) will face off for the vacant WBO junior welterweight title. Top Rank is discussing the possibility of a rematch between the two boxers for an HBO date in March. The title became vacant when Juan Manuel Marquez moved up to welterweight to fight Manny Pacquiao for a fourth time.

Rios, ranked now at number one, stopped Alvarado, now ranked at three, in the seventh round of a fight of the year candidate in October. Rios captured the WBO's Latino title with the victory.

Top Rank would have to put in a request to the WBO and the fight would have to be scheduled for twelve rounds. The first meeting was a ten round contest.

Tags: Brandon Rios , Mike Alvarado , Rios-Alvarado Rematch , Rios vs. Alvarado Rematch



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comment by anonymous2.0, on 01-05-2013
[QUOTE=Luilun]Than why do you people call each Blacks or African American ? according to your wording you should just be called American[/QUOTE] Yes!! I've always believed that -American is just another way to label and categorize people and used to widen the racial gap. There was a lawsuit ag...

comment by anonymous2.0, on 01-05-2013
[QUOTE=Kannabis Kid]Stupidest **** ive read in a long time, can you explain to me where the country of Latino or Hispanic is cause if I remember correctly they are terms used to describe origin, and whether Alvarado and Rios were born in America or Ecuador they are still classified as Latinos. Th...

comment by Grimgash, on 12-30-2012
[QUOTE=Mike Haynes]^^^^This I personally hate the term (I prefer black, fukd dat). Example, if/when/since Charlize Theron gets/has her American citizenship....she's African American because she from South Africa but has American citizenship....the term is derogatory towards Black Americans....

comment by kiaba360, on 12-29-2012
Hopefully, Provodnikov gets a title shot afterwards. Watching the fight again, and boy oh boy, Alvarado was getting caught with a lot of stupid shots.

comment by Ray*, on 12-29-2012
Another Arum fighter fighting for a vacate title, this fight is happening too soon and they don't need a title to sell a fight anyway.

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