Brandon Rios re-established himself as a title contender with his vicious beating of Mike Alvarado on Saturday. Alvarado could be finished.
Heading into his March 13 fight against Josesito Lopez, former welterweight titlist Andre Berto feels he’s at a point in his career in which nothing can deter him.
Fans share their thoughts on Brandon Rios’ destruction of Mike Alvarado, what might have gone wrong for Alvarado, what might be next for Rios, plus fights and happenings to look forward to in 2015 and beyond (barring a zombie apocalypse) in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
The first REAL TALK of 2015 will feature former two-division champ Buddy McGirt, who has been one of the sport’s most notable trainers since he retired from fighting in 1997. Send your questions for McGirt to firstname.lastname@example.org and the veteran sage will answer them.
Rocky Jaurez and rival Robinson Castellanos weighed 125.25 and 124.75 pounds in advance of Monday’s WBC featherweight title eliminator scheduled for the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas.
RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and Russian 175-pound prospect Artur Beterbiev could return to action in separate bouts against opponents to be determined on April 4 at the Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, promoter Yvon Michel informed RingTV.com on Sunday.
Talented junior welterweight prospect Keandre Gibson returns to Fox Sports 1 on Monday against trialhorse Nelson Lara in San Antonio, Texas. The bout takes place on the undercard of the Rocky Juarez-Robinson Castellanos main event. Learn more about the St. Louis native in this week’s New Faces.
Brandon Rios recaptured his peak form and fierceness with his brutal three-round stoppage of Mike Alvarado in their welterweight rubber match. Rios is now a player at 147 pounds, while Alvarado’s future is in doubt. However, fans should thank Alvarado for the many ring wars he’s provided, fights that may have shortened his career.