Sugar Ray Leonard on Adrien Broner: “I’ve been watching this kid, man, and this kid, man, he’s a talent. That kid has it. He’s one of those rare fighters that has the entire package. He has everything.”
Unbeaten junior welterweight Brandon Rios would love to face Mike Alvarado, Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse, among others, and laments the rift between his promoter Top Rank and rival Golden Boy.
Tim Bradley-Lamont Peterson II and the anticipated Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado rematch could be in the works for March, according to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.
Micky Ward on referee Pat Russell’s stoppage of Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado: “You’d rather be a punch too early than a punch too late, so I think that the referee did a good job of stopping it.”
Tickets are going fast for the fourth bout between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez that is scheduled for Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Unbeaten former lightweight titleholder Brandon Rios on his Oct. 13 clash with undefeated 140-pound contender Mike Alvarado: “It’s going to be a very violent, very bloody fight. It’s going to be a can’t-miss fight.”
Junior welterweight Mike Alvarado believes he will prove himself to be the bigger, stronger fighter — as well as the superior boxer — when he and Brandon Rios both put their undefeated records on the line, Oct. 13.
Junior welterweight Mike Alvarado has signed to face former lightweight beltholder Brandon Rios in an HBO-televised bout on Oct. 13.
WBO junior featherweight beltholder Nonito Donaire will defend his crown against former titleholder Toshiaki Nishioka on Oct. 13 at Home Depot Center. Brandon Rios makes his junior welterweight debut against Mike Alvarado on the undercard.
Brandon Rios failed to make the 135-pound limit for Saturday night’s clash with Richard Abril, the second straight fight he has done so.