Alvarado Attack Exaggerated, Rios Fight Not in Jeopardy

By Rick Reeno

Manager Henry Delgado advised that circulating information regarding an attack on junior welterweight Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23KOs) is being greatly exaggerated. Various sources in Denver told BoxingScene that Alvarado was involved in a physical altercation where one individual attempted to stab the boxer. 

Delgado admits that there was a minor scuffle involving Alvarado, but the situation was squashed very quickly. The incident took place on Friday. Alvarado suffered a few minor scratches. Delgado laughed when asked to confirm if Alvarado scored a few knockouts during the altercation. The incident will in no way jeopardize the Rios rematch, says Delgado.

"Mike is fine. Nothing to worry about. Just a few scratches. He just finished a workout," Delgado told

Alvarado is scheduled for a very anticipated HBO televised rematch with Brandon Rios on March 30th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Rios (31-0, 23KOs) stopped Alvarado in the seventh round on an all-out war on October 13, 2012. Their match was close to securing "Fight of The Year" honors for 2012 - until Juan Manuel Marquez pulled off the unthinkable and knocked out Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round of their December scrap.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 02-05-2013

[quote=thuggery] Quote: Originally Posted by 1PunchKOPOW! Remember what Scully said? No matter what happens if you ask a promoter, trainer, manager or whoever how their fighter is doing they will always tell you they're A-Ok. I expect this to be…

Comment by J-Smooth on 02-05-2013

My ni99a mile high mike bullying ni99as on da streets! Getting in knife fights like a real G!

Comment by MJ223 on 02-05-2013

[B]Good to see hes fine[/B]

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 02-04-2013

Remember what Scully said? No matter what happens if you ask a promoter, trainer, manager or whoever how their fighter is doing they will always tell you they're A-Ok. I expect this to be the case here. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from…

Comment by Blue Mercury on 02-03-2013

[QUOTE=Capaedia;12990693]Alvarado must've kept the fight on the outside this time.[/QUOTE] [IMG][/IMG]

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