Rios vs. Alvarado II in Talks For March 16th, Staples

By Mike Coppinger has been advised by sources at HBO that a second fight between Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23KOs) and Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23KOs) is being planned for March 16th, possibly at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

The first encounter in October was a slugfest in which Rios stopped Alvarado, though the bout was fought on even terms, begged for a rematch.

Rios had been pegged for an April fight with Manny Pacquiao, but that fell by the wayside with Pacquiao's knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrlopez on 12-20-2012

a rematch is fair since alvarado was winning that fight imo. it was a barn burner, hoping the 2nd one is the same!

Comment by Phenom on 12-20-2012

wasn't really excited about the 1st fight when it was announced Alvarado hasn't done **** to be rated highly

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 12-20-2012

Not surprised by a rematch. That first one was a great slugfest.

Comment by CAMPER on 12-20-2012

How the hell can any diehard boxing fan be disappointed with this fight being made??? I can't wait!!! :boxing:

Comment by Jack Napier on 12-20-2012

do it if Rios isn't getting a title shot no need for him to go to WW with Pac outta the picture fight was great, sure a rematch would be just as good Rtios takes him out again if they…

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