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Rios vs. Alvarado II Could Be For Vacant WBO Crown

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by anonymous2.0 on 01-05-2013

[QUOTE=Luilun;12868794]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…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 01-05-2013

[QUOTE=Kannabis Kid;12867176]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…

Comment by Grimgash on 12-30-2012

[QUOTE=Mike Haynes;12868876]^^^^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. You rarely hear…

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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