Philippines, 24 Feb 2019
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


Alvarado vs. Rios 3: Who will be the last man standing?


PhilBoxing.com




A third installment of the spirited ongoing battle between Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon Rios should be, barring a draw, decided this Saturday night on HBO. The fighter that has more left in the tank will prevail in this matchup of modern day warriors. The rubber match will take place in Denver, Colorado and Alvarado hopes this bout ends differently in front of his hometown faithful.

This pair of Mexican-American boxers more than lived up to their heritage’s long history of entertaining slugfests. In their first tilt Alvarado took the early lead only to succumb to Bam Bam's pressure and power, losing by TKO in the 7th round.

In their second affair Alvarado looked sharp in the opening frame until a Rios jab shook up Mike in the 2nd round. At the end of that round Alvarado was cut above his right eye and seemed already shopworn at such an early stage of the fight.

In the very next round Alvarado would rally and control Rios with movement, potshots at distance, and combination punching throughout the rest of the contest. The lateral movement by Mike made it difficult for Brandon to land more than one punch at a time.

Both fighters have taken their fair share of punishment within these epic two bouts. Not to mention the fights they've had before and in between, which remains a key variable when analyzing who will be victorious.

Another variable when solving this equation is the focus and current mind state of both fighters. Both men have had their issues with the law outside of the ring. Mike was recently arrested and Brandon’s out of camp behavior has haunted him on occasion come fight night.

The chin on Rios is a sturdy as they coming having faced the likes of Manny Pacquiao. Other contenders have caused damage but none were able to drop or stop Bam Bam. Rios was dropped twice early in his career against a non-descript opponent back in 2006. On the other hand Alvarado has been dropped, hurt several times, and stopped twice in technical fashion.

So who will be remembered as the better fighter historically and who will keep their career as a top-notch contender at or around TD welterweight division? Based off their recent level of opponent and how successful each fighter was, Alvarado would have the advantage.

Mike loss to the Mexican Legend Juan Manuel Marquez which is nothing to look down upon. He had a very good camp and proved that the dog inside of him still has some bite left. He was knocked down in the eighth but still managed to present a good account for himself, even returning the favor knocking down Marquez in the ninth.

Lately, Rios has looked a shell of the fighter he once was. In his heyday Bam Bam would apply relentless pressure behind a power jab and that iron chin. Rios has a strong punch but has relied mostly on wearing opponents down with left hooks to the body and head. Dramatic weight gains between camps and weight loss in a short amount of time has taken its toll on his fighter spirit.

It’s hard to choose a winner with one guy seemingly too far gone from his prime in Rios and a faulty chin of sorts that could spell trouble for Alvarado.

Alvarado needs to rinse and repeat what he did in their second meeting by continuing to circle Brandon to offset his offensive attack. If he can limit the time he spends on inside he should be able to disarm Rios of his greatest weapons.

For Rios it's simple attack, attack, attack. Will he follow Mike or can he cut the ring off on Alvarado this go round? Recently Bam Bam has looked lethargic not able to sustain his trademark hair-on-fire style. Although this fight will go both ways as far as exchanges and momentum, at the end of the night I see movement and a hometown advantage on the scorecards being enough for Mike Alvarado to win somewhere in the 7-5 or 8-4.

My official prediction is Mike Alvarado by Majority Decision.


Written by Chris Carlson Owner and Host of Rope A Dope Radio at www.blogtalkradio.com/ropeadoperadio

Follow on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio

YouTube Channel “The Rope A Dope Report” Subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/user/kg21carlito

Visit http://ropeadoperadio.wordpress.com/



Click here to view a list of other articles written by Chris Carlson.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • PBC FIGHT CAMP: ERROL SPENCE JR. VS. MIKEY GARCIA DEBUTS THIS SATURDAY
    By , Sun, 24 Feb 2019
  • Former World Title Challenger Dominic Wade and Top Prospect Roney Hines in action TONIGHT in North Carolina
    By , Sun, 24 Feb 2019
  • WEIGHTS FROM PHILADELPHIA
    By , Sun, 24 Feb 2019
  • FIGHTNIGHT LIVE HITS NORTH BROAD STREET ON SATURDAY, FEB. 23, FROM THE HISTORIC MET IN PHILADELPHIA
    By , Sat, 23 Feb 2019
  • NIETES-PALICTE REMATCH GOES INTO PURSE BIDDING
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 23 Feb 2019
  • JAMES DEGALE vs. CHRIS EUBANK JR. FINAL WEIGHTS & QUOTES
    By , Sat, 23 Feb 2019
  • Boxeo Telemundo Celebrates 30th Anniversary setting a historic milestone as the longest running sports program in spanish-language television
    By , Sat, 23 Feb 2019
  • Two M-1 Challenge title fights Featured at M-1 Challenge 101
    By , Sat, 23 Feb 2019
  • EYE OF THE TIGER PROMOTIONS JOINS FORCES WITH GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS TO PROMOTE THE CAREERS OF ULYSSE, BUTLER AND BAZINYAN
    By , Sat, 23 Feb 2019
  • TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR ATLANTIC CITY BOXING HALL OF FAME 3RD ANNUAL INDUCTION WEEKEND JUNE 21, 22 & 23, 2019
    By , Sat, 23 Feb 2019
  • EROS CORREA RETURNS TO THE RING THIS SATURDAY IN MEXICO
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • HECTOR CORONADO SIGNS WITH PRINCE RANCH BOXING AND TMB & PRB ENTERTAINMENT
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • Dasmarinas, Demecillo Headline 'Rising Stars' Boxing Event
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • Boxeo Telemundo Weights from Kissimmee
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • ABAP prepares for SEA Games
    By Joaquin Henson, Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • Noble chieftain, rescuer, artist, loyal father, friend
    By Recah Trinidad, Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • Weigh-in and meet and greet for "Bouts on Broad" set for Friday night!!!
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • JAMES DEGALE vs. CHRIS EUBANK JR. FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia Square Off in Welterweight World Championship Broadcast Live in Movie Theaters Nationwide
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • TONIGHT!!! KINGS PROMOTIONS LIVE PODCAST AT 2300 ARENA
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • OMAR JUAREZ RETURNS THIS SATURDAY IN MINNESOTA
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • Hometown favorite Kendrick Ball, Jr. headlining at home to establish his place in Worcester's rich boxing history
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • HALL OF FAME BROADCASTER AL BERNSTEIN CONFIRMED FOR FIFTH ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO
    By , Fri, 22 Feb 2019
  • ERROL SPENCE JR. VS. MIKEY GARCIA ARLINGTON, TEXAS PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Thu, 21 Feb 2019


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.