Photos: Brandon Rios (146.75) and Mike Alvarado (146.5) weigh in ahead of trilogy showdown

Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios weighing in for a third time (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Weights from Denver, Co. as former lightweight champion Brandon Rios (146.75 pounds) and hometown favorite Mike Alvarado (146.5) make the welterweight limit ahead of the third fight of their memorable trilogy.

Rios vs. Alvarado III will take place tomorrow night from the 1STBANK Center in nearby Broomfield in an HBO attraction that will have big implications for both men.

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Rios defeated Alvarado via 7th round stoppage in October of 2012 in Southern California and five months later Alvarado turned the tables with a narrow unanimous decision victory in Las Vegas to even the score.

The winner of Saturday’s matchup will be in line for a big fight later this year while the loser will once again have to go back to the drawing board.

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