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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios annihilated Mike “Mile High” Alvarado bringing the Denver, Colorado fighter crashing down to earth in their third meeting before a hometown crowd some of whom booed Alvarado for his lackluster perform  
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Vs. Manny Pacquiao: Hope Fading That Fight Will Come Together As Pacquiao Makes Backup Plans
By Nathan Francis, The Inquisitr, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
A Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight could be the biggest bout in boxing history, but the prospect of the fight actually coming together is looking more and more grim. The fighters had circled a May 2 date for the long-awaited showdown, but it appears that the two may once again reach  Read Full Story >>>

Las Vegas could be host to two boxing cards May 2
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
The dominoes are beginning to fall. Canelo Alvarez wasted no time after Miguel Cotto turned down a fight with him and will face James Kirkland on May 2 on HBO at either the Thomas &Mack Center or in San Antonio. Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao’s representatives met in England with Amir Khan in preli  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao's wife says boxing hubby would be a perfect match for Hollywood
New York Daily News, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Jinkee Pacquiao says she'd love to see pugilist alongside Liam Neeson in action flick Forget the middleweight title and bring on the Oscars. While debate continues over whether Manny Pacquiao will ever cut through enough red tape to book a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr., the Filipino fighter’s  Read Full Story >>>

Rios-Alvarado 3 Post-Fight Quotes
By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran, The Boxing Tribune, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
RIOS: “I had to come out here and they were booing and I loved and I had to do what I had to do. This could have been the end of my career and I didn’t want that to happen and I didn’t want it to end like this. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. he is a warrior and I had to take my time and be patie  Read Full Story >>>

Brandon Rios demolishes Mike Alvarado, makes him quit in three rounds. Where was this ‘Bam Bam’ Rios against Pacquiao?
By Frank Walsh, OTR Boxing Radio, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
A trilogy (from Greek τρι- tri-, “three” and -λογία -logia) is a set of three works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as three individual works. With the ring as their canvas, Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios and Mike ‘Mile High’  Read Full Story >>>

Screen Shot: Rios Mauls Alvarado
By Robert Ecksel,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 23 KOs) destroyed Mike Alvarado (34-4, 23 KOs), forcing him to quit on his stool after a three one-sided rounds… In Saturday’s rubber match at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 23 KOs), from Oxnard, California, destroyed Mike Alvarado (34-4,   Read Full Story >>>

Rios Beats Alvarado Bloody, Makes Him Quit on Stool
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Tonight marked the 3rd fight in the Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and Mike “Mile High” Alvarado trilogy. The first fight was fought on Rios’ territory of Carson, California, the second fight was on neutral ground at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. So, it only made sense to host the third and  Read Full Story >>>

Brandon Rios Clubs Mike Alvarado Out Early
By Patrick Conner, The Queensberry Rules, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
The first time, Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado declared war on each other, embracing the messy tenets of inside battle and letting the tea leaves dictate who won, and it was Rios. The second time, Alvarado climbed the walls in Las Vegas, just barely escaping ruin to out-distance the gritty brawler.   Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao shows humble side dining with Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace as Floyd Mayweather faces 'we want Pacquiao' chants watching basketball in Los Angeles
Mail Online (UK), Sun, 25 Jan 2015
While Floyd Mayweather was sat courtside watching Los Angeles Clippers play Brooklyn Nets and listening to the deafening chants of 'we want Pacquiao, we want Pacquiao', the Filipino fighter that the world of boxing is so desperate to see him take on was far away, dining in a palace. It sounds aki  Read Full Story >>>

By Dong Secuya,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Brandon 'Bambam' Rios (R) destroyed Mike Alvarado at the 1st Bank Center in Bloomfield, Colorado Saturday night to win their rubber match in a devastating fashion and captured the WBO International Welterweight title.   
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Brandon Rios destroys Mike Alvarado in three rounds in rubber match
By Scott Christ, Bad Left Hook, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Brandon Rios completely annihilated a barely present Mike Alvarado tonight on Alvarado's home turf, stopping his rival after three rounds in a one-sided demolition, gaining a 2-1 advantage over Alvarado in their three bouts. Rios (33-2-1, 24 KO) set the tone in round one, busting up Alvarado (34-  Read Full Story >>>

Mike Alvarado loses to Brandon Rios by TKO after brutal third round
By Nick Groke,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
BROOMFIELD — Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios always walked in lockstep — their styles are so tuned to clash with each other, their careers so entwined, a third fight between them seemed certain. Five years ago, within two months, Denver's Alvarado and California's Rios twice fought and won on the   Read Full Story >>>

HBO Boxing After Dark Results: Rios Trashes Alvarado, Ramirez Defeats Vlasov
By William Holmes, Boxing Insider, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
HBO’s Boxing After Dark opened up their 2015 schedule with two bouts from the 1st Bank Center in Bloomfield, Colorado. The opening bout of the night was between rising prospect Gilberto Ramirez (30-0) and Maxim Vlasov (30-1). Vlasov agreed to meet Ramirez at a catch-weight of 171 pounds. Vlas  Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Moments ago at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, former lightweight champion Branon Rios pummeled former jr. welterweight champion Mike Alvarado, battering him for three rounds before ultimately the referee called a halt to the assault on the advice of the ringside doctor in between rounds  Read Full Story >>>

Rios Pummels Alvarado To Break Tie In Trilogy
By Jake Donovan,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Broomfield, Colo. -- Brandon Rios delivered perhaps the best performance of his career, while functionally ending Mike Alvarado's in the process after a merciless and humiliating three-round beatdown Saturday evening at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado. The fight was all one way, with Rios  Read Full Story >>>


Jan 24, 2015, Broomfield, Co. --- Undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (R) of Mazatlan, Mexico wins an 10-round unanimous decision over Maxim Vlasov of Russia, Saturday, at the   
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Early results from Broomfield, Colorado at the 1stBank Center Saturday night in the undercard of the Alvarado-Rios third match, Konstantin Ponomarev (27-0-0, 13KO) (L) of Russia wins by unanimous decision over Steve Clagge  
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By Reni M. Valenzuela,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Stephen Espinoza of Showtime Sports is out of tune. You don’t set the record straight by making claims that would set common sense reasoning crooked. The “Pacquiao-Mayweather” contract we are talking about may be a liter  
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By Ben Thompson,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
"Floyd isn't holding anything up. No one is waiting on Floyd to rubber stamp or sign anything. Arum isn't being truthful on this and he knows it. There is no contract that is awaiting Floyd's signature and Bob Arum knows that. Floyd has been absolutely clear with all of us, with Leslie Moonves, with  Read Full Story >>>

Matthew Aguilar: Rios-Alvarado III promises more fireworks
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
It's said that familiarity breeds contempt. When it comes to a third pairing between two fighters, that axiom seems to ring true, as "rubber matches" have produced some of the most memorable wars in boxing history. Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier. Arturo Gatti-Micky Ward. Marco Antonio Barrera-Erik Mora  Read Full Story >>>

But Khan poor Amir take a big one?
By Recah Trinidad,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015

BEST seller in the Manila streetside tabloid stands on Friday was the headline which cried: Mayweather due for a ban. (Abante Tonite: “Mayweather iba-ban”) Nothing new there, of course. The big question is: Who imposes the  
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By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Fight fans in Angono, Rizal are in for a rare treat this Feburary 15 when two foreign heavyweights - Rio Hidaka of Japan and David Koswara of Indonesia - clash for the WBC Asia boxing council heavyweight title. Both b  
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Pacquiao makes contingency plans
By Dan Rafael,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- As hope fades by the day that a deal will be reached for a May 2 showdown between welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao -- by far the biggest fight that can be made in boxing and one of the biggest in the history of the sport -- the Pacquiao camp is put  Read Full Story >>>

Barry McGuigan on Mayweather-Pacquiao: For a whole raft of reasons it's become a fight Floyd MUST take
By Barry McGuigan,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
As ever, the world awaits word from Floyd Mayweather Jnr. Even Roy Jones is calling on him to do the honourable thing and finally say yes to a fight against Manny Pacquiao. Jones was never one to rush into battle at an inopportune moment, shall we say, so when he is on your case you know that   Read Full Story >>>

Fight of the Century?
By Liam Richner, The News Hub, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Last year we got to experience the biggest British boxing match of all time as Carl Froch defeated George Groves at Wembley Stadium. However, 2015 might see the biggest worldwide fight since the turn of the millennium. With negotiations almost completed- the blockbuster battle between fierce riva  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Knicks dump Magic for third straight win
By Ben Paz,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks extended their season best winning streak to three, defeating the Orlando Magic 113-106, on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. It was a back and forth affair in the fourth quarter, where the Magic grabbed the lead, 98-97, on a Nikola Vucevic dunk. But Carmelo   Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Cavs rout Hornets, extend win streak to five
By Mariano Cueva,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015

CLEVELAND—LeBron James had an explosive 25 points in 27 minutes to engineer the Cleveland Cavaliers' 129-90 demolition of the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night at the Qucken Loans Arena. After taking a 33-13 first quart  
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Roy Jones Jr: “Just like Mayweather’s doing with Pacquiao, Pascal can say to Stevenson “You take x, y, z and we’ll fight.”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
(Transcribed by Michael Readman) Roy Jones Jr. has been continuing his boxing career well into his forties, and while his success fighting in a higher weight division has been mixed, Jones currently finds himself on a five fight win streak. Jones, (59-8 42KOs) has won titles at middleweight, super m  Read Full Story >>>

Amir Khan's already in training for Floyd Mayweather - but still open to Manny Pacquiao fight
By James Robson, Manchester Evening News, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Amir Khan has revealed he is already in training for a potential clash with Floyd Mayweather. But the former double light welterweight world champion is also ready to step into the ring with former sparring partner Manny Pacquaio. Khan joined the Filipino legend for a photo opportunity on Frid  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao looking into becoming ... a professional wrestler?
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Manny Pacquiao is a man of many talents. He's best known, of course, for being one of the greatest boxers in the world. He's an eight-division champion and a surefire bet for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame upon his retirement. But Pacquiao is far more than just a fighter. He  Read Full Story >>>

Op-Ed: Why Brandon Rios will prevail over Mike Alvarado in rubber match
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
After getting a boxing lesson from WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in 2013, Brandon Rios took a lengthy break to recover from his two losses in a row that tainted his previously unbeaten record, I took Rios almost nine months to come to his senses before taking his comeback fight agains  Read Full Story >>>

One-on-One with Mexican legend Erik 'El Terrible' Morales
By Stephen Johnson,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Friday evening, January 23, 2015, from 5:30-7:30PM, the first Mexican-born World Champion in 4 different weight divisions, Erik ‘El Terrible’ Morales was at Total Beverage Liquor Store, 900 E. 104th Ave. in Thornton, Colorado, signing autographs and taking pictures with the hundreds of fans who turn  Read Full Story >>>

Two Cops & A Boxer
By Jeffrey Sussman,, Sun, 25 Jan 2015
Joe and Anthony invited me to attend the fights with them. It would be a fight between Carmen Basilio and Sugar Ray Robinson… Joe, the cop, came home one day with a large bandage covering his right ear. “What happened?” I asked. “A son-of-bitch punk tried to bite off my ear. I cracked his sku  Read Full Story >>>

Alvarado vs. Rios 3: ‘Rocky Mountain rumble’ could place trilogy among best ever
By Brian Opal , Fight Saga, Sat, 24 Jan 2015
There’s a short, distinct list of epic trilogies that stick out like a splinter in the minds of most boxing historians and die-hard fans. The legendary ring wars between Morales-Barrera, Gatti-Ward, Holyfield-Bowe, Ali-Frazier and Graziano-Zale are a few of the most common. The majority of  Read Full Story >>>


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