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Rios: 'I am going to knock him out'

Former lightweight titlist looking to make statement in 140-pound debut

Originally Published: August 22, 2012
By Diego Morilla | ESPN.com

After struggling and failing to make the 135-pound limit in his past two bouts, former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios is bringing his exciting style to the junior welterweight division.

Rios (30-0-1, 22 KOs), 26, will take on fellow action fighter Mike Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) on Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., in the co-feature of a card headlined by Nonito Donaire's junior featherweight title defense against Toshiaki Nishioka (HBO, 10 ET/PT).

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