Tag Archives: Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado II

Simeon ‘Candyman’ Hardy talks boxing history, his connection w/ Tim Bradley, Rios-Alvarado II, more

Chris Robinson catches up with junior middleweight prospect Simeon ‘Candyman’ Hardy, as he discusses his history in boxing, how he marketed himself and connected with manager Cameron Dunkin, his bond with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, his time living it up in Las Vegas during the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II fight week festivities, and much more

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Joel Diaz: ‘Bradley is not a Mayweather, but I can make him fight like Mayweather when it comes to a Marquez’

Juan Manuel Marquez, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, and Tim Bradley on Saturday night in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

While many eyes were fixated upon the action between Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios this past Saturday night in Las Vegas, it’s safe to say that very few people could have had as vested of an interest in the fight as did trainer and former contender Joel Diaz.

Watching Alvarado overcome a rocky start on his way towards a decision victory in his rematch with Rios, Diaz surely knows that either man could very well find themselves in the ring with his star fighter, Timothy Bradley, in the near future.

The buzz on Bradley is at a peak, as he is still soaking up the aftermath that came from his grueling points victory over Ruslan Provodnikov just two weekends back.

With the dust from Rios-Alvarado II settling, Diaz is getting a clearer picture of what the forthcoming moves may be for Bradley and he seems eager, showing particular interest in a match with Mexico City’s Juan Manuel Marquez.

Andre Ward goes in-depth on Floyd Mayweather’s recent comments, HBO cutting ties with Golden Boy, Adrien Broner, and much more

Andre Ward ringside with HBO’s Max Kellerman prior to the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado rematch in Las Vegas

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By Chris Robinson

There were no shortage of boxing luminaries sitting ringside during Mike Alvarado’s impressive rematch victory over Brandon Rios on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

During some down time, I was able to have a few words with one of the sport’s finest talents, WBA and WBC super middleweight titlist Andre Ward.

Regarded as one of the sport’s classier champions, Ward touched on a variety of topics during our conversation and spoke with great insight and interest along the way.

Read below for Ward’s thoughts on overcoming a recent shoulder injury that has sidelined him briefly, his feelings on Adrien Broner’s challenge of Paulie Malignaggi’s WBA welterweight title, his take on the recent rift between HBO and Golden Boy Promotions, his response to the recent comments Floyd Mayweather made about his career, and much more.

ATG Radio (Frank Stea and Tim Kudgis) react to Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II

Chris Robinson catches up with Frank Stea and Tim Kudgis from ‘ATG (All-Time Great) Radio’ in Las Vegas following Mike Alvarado’s excellent rematch victory over Brandon Rios. Check out the video to hear their thoughts

Tim Bradley reflects on Rios-Alvarado II and admits either guy would be a tough fight for him

Chris Robinson catches up with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s), as he speaks on the incredible action displayed in the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado rematch. Bradley speaks on Alvarado’s victory and admits either guy would be a tough fight

Tim Bradley is too fast for Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios, claims trainer Joel Diaz

Chris Robinson catches up with former lightweight contender and current day trainer Joel Diaz, shortly after Mike Alvarado’s thrilling victory over Brandon Rios in their rematch at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Diaz speaks on the fight and sizes up the chances of his fighter, WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, against either guy

Zab Judah believes that Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado should fight for a third time

Chris Robinson catches up with former two-division world champion Zab Judah following Mike Alvarado’s thrilling victory over Brandon Rios. Judah speaks on the fight and believes that we will see a third meeting between the two men

Boxing stars and insiders react to Mike Alvarado’s thrilling redemption victory over Brandon Rios

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Noaki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mike Alvarado produced the biggest victory of his career in winning a unanimous decision over Brandon Rios in another all-action affair.

The win serves as a sense of redemption for Alvarado, who was stopped inside of seven rounds by Rios this past October in their first barnburner. During last night’s rematch, Alvarado decided to box more while picking the right moment to land meaningful shots in a vintage performance.

Michael Koncz admits he was devastated by Manny Pacquiao’s knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez

Chris Robinson catches up with international advisor Michael Koncz, as he speaks on the September return of Manny Pacquiao. Koncz sizes up Pacquiao’s options and admits that he wasdisturbed when he saw him suffer a brutal knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez this past December

Juan Manuel Marquez on Rios’ decision to work with Angel Heredia and his rematch with Alvarado

Chris Robinson catches up with Mexico City’s Juan Manuel Marquez, who was ringside for the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado rematch inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marquez gives his take on the fight as well as Rios’ decision to work with his personal strength and conditioning coach Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia

Andre Ward talks Rios-Alvarado II, Floyd Mayweather’s comments, the HBO-Golden Boy drama, more

Chris Robinson catches up with super middleweight world champion Andre Ward inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he discusses the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado rematch, the recent comments that Floyd Mayweather made questioning his popularity, the HBO-Golden Boy drama, his bond with trainer Virgil Hunter, his career learning lessons, and more

Heavyweight prospect Brett Rather (2-0) Interview and weigh-in ahead of third pro bout

Chris Robinson catches up with heavyweight prospect Brett Rather (2-0), as he speaks ahead of his 3rd professional bout on the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II undercard at the Mandalay Bay. Included is weigh-in coverage of Rather…

Yahoo!’s Kevin Iole on HBO cutting ties with Golden Boy, Brandon Rios working with Heredia, more

Chris Robinson catches up with Yahoo! Columnist Kevin Iole, as he looks forward to this weekend’s HBO-televised rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado. Iole also discusses HBO’s decision to cut ties with Golden Boy Promotions and speaks on Rios’ decision to bring in strength coach Angel Heredia into camp

 

‘Everybody wants my spot’ – Tim Bradley on the Provodnikov victory, Rios-Alvarado II, and his future

Chris Robinson catches up with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, as he speaks on his thrilling victory over Ruslan Provodnikov on March 16th, while also speaking on the March 30th rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado

Bob Arum opens up on Rios-Alvarado II, Tim Bradley recovering from his war with Provodnikov, and Pacquiao’s September return

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado after weighing in ahead of their rematch in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend’s rematch between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado is simply the kind of fight that doesn’t need any further hype or special kind of explanation.

Facing off later tonight inside of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas in an HBO-televised attraction, Rios and Alvarado will look to again thrill the masses just as they did this past October.

Meeting in the squared circle for the first time inside of the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, Rios and Alvarado hacked away at each other round after round in breathtaking fashion.

In the sixth round, Rios appeared to hurt Alvarado for the first time and it was one frame later where he finished him off along the ropes, as referee Pat Russell jumped in to save the Denver, Colorado native from any further punishment.

Jorge ‘Travieso’ Arce spotted at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II

Chris Robinson was present inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II weigh-in, as he spotted former four-division champion and fan favorite Jorge ‘Travieso’ Arce in the building

Brandon Rios speaks on his near scuffle with one of the Team Alvarado members [Post Weigh-in]

Chris Robinson catches up with outspoken Brandon Rios moments after his weigh in ahead of his rematch with Mike Alvarado. Following the weigh in, Rios could be seen exchanging some heated words and flipping off a member of Alvarado’s camp. The two men continued to go back and forth and had to be separated from one another.

Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado II Official Weigh-In [Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas - 3.30.2013]

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, March 30th, 2013, as Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios and Mike Alvarado weighed in ahead of their highly anticipated HBO rematch

 

Photos and synopsis: Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II weigh-in coverage

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Article by Sabrina Montez / Photos by Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)

Hustleboss.com was present for the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II official weigh-in in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It was a very lively atmosphere inside of the Mandalay Bay Events Center as all the fighters weighed in.

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All-access with 2012 US Olympian Jose Ramirez ahead of 2nd pro bout [Interview and mitt work]

Chris Robinson goes behind the scenes with 2012 Olympian Jose Ramirez (1-0) ahead of his 2nd pro bout. Ramirez speaks in an interview and hits the mitts ahead of his showcase on the March 30th Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado rematch in Las Vegas, Nevada