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.
Manny Pacquiao wants to defend his WBO welterweight belt against Tim Bradley, fight perhaps twice more, and then, call it a career.
Brandon Rios knocked out John Murray, but lost his belt before entering the ring after missing weight at Friday’s weigh-in.
Brandon Rios vs. Johnny Murray, Pawel Wolak vs. Delvin Rodriguez, Mike Jones vs. Sebastian Lujan.
John Murray’s trainer on Brandon Rios’ failure to make weight for their WBA lightweight title bout: “Rios accused Murray of having no balls yesterday, and yet, the guy can’t make the weight? So who has no balls now?”