Brandon Rios Wants More Definitive KO This Time

toprank,rios vs. alvaradoLOS ANGELES (March 19, 2013) — Undefeated former world lightweight champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS (31-0, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia hosted a Los Angeles Media Workout Tuesday,March 19, at Fortune Gym in Los Angeles, Calif. Rios is in his final two weeks of training in preparation for his rematch against top-rated contender “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO (33-1, 23 KOs), of Denver. Check out this video interview, in which Rios talks about plans for the rematch, what he might do differently this time around.

Rios-Alvarado II, a rematch of their 2012 Fight of the Year-nominated fight and one of the greatest fights of the 21st Century, will take place next week! Saturday, March 30, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) interim junior welterweight championship rumble will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

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* * Looking Ahead at What will be Available for Top Rank Events * *

Wednesday, March 20 – China's Olympic Icon Zou Shiming & Trainer Freddie Roach

Shiming Headlines in Macau April 6 on HBO2

Wednesday, March 27 – Rios & Alvarado Las Vegas Workouts

Thursday, March 28 – Rios & Alvarado Final Press Conference

Friday, March 29 – Rios & Alvarado LIVE Official Weigh-in on Scale 6:15 ET

April 2 – 6 – Fight Week Feeds from Macau

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In their first fight, last October 13, a battle of undefeated gladiators, Rios and Alvarado fought toe-to-toe and non-stop for seven thrilling rounds that saw dramatic momentum shifts throughout the action-packed bout. Two of the judges had the fight scored even before referee Pat Russell stopped the fight at 1:57 of the seventh round, awarding the TKO victory to Rios. Media and fans alike compared Rios-Alvarado to the great matches of the past 50 years, including Ali-Frazier III, Corrales -Castillo I and Hagler-Hearns, based on action and entertainment value.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, remaining tickets to Rios-Alvarado II are priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50, not including applicable service charges. Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person and are available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available for purchase at www.MandalayBay.com or www.Ticketmaster.com.

Fans who are interested in not only purchasing tickets to the fight but also booking a room at Mandalay Bay can earn a special offer, which includes a discounted room rate along with a $25 resort credit. This sweet room deal can be accessed by visiting https://resweb.passkey.com/go/erank13b.

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