“Road to Rios/Alvarado II” premieres March 16

Road to Rios/Alvarado II, a new special examining the upcoming junior welterweight rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado, will premiere on HBO on Saturday, March 16 at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT or immediately following the live presentation of World Championship Boxing.

Rios and Alvarado engaged in an epic battle last October that was one of the year’s top slugfests and most talked about encounters. Rios (31-0-1, 23 KOs) stopped Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs) in the seventh round of the hotly contested fight.  

The highly anticipated rematch will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 30, and will be televised on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

The Road to Rios/Alvarado II special will feature a look back at their thrilling October contest as well as all-new content including portraits of both men’s journeys from hardscrabble neighborhoods to the highest level of the boxing world.

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