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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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Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado set for trilogy showdown Jan. 24 [An exclusive look back]

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado will meet for a third time on Jan. 24 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

Rios and Alvarado

By Chris Robinson

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are getting ready to settle their score.

The two former junior welterweight champions, who have split a pair of thrilling fights, will meet for a third time on Jan. 24 at theĀ 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Col., right outside of Alvarado’s hometown of Denver. HBO will televise the rubbermatch, just as they did the first two matches.

Rios (32-2-1, 23 KO’s) stopped Alvarado in under seven rounds in October of 2012 in an absolute firefight of a match in Southern California that left the boxing world buzzing.
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