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Five keys for Brandon Rios

Plotting a path to victory in Saturday's rematch against Mike Alvarado

Originally Published: March 29, 2013
By Bernardo Pilatti | ESPNdeportes.com

When Brandon Rios met Mike Alvarado in October in a 10-round junior welterweight scrap, he still was reeling from troubles making weight and an ugly (and perhaps undeserved) win over Richard Abril.

Well, just look at him now.

Having dispatched Alvarado by seventh-round TKO in one of the best fights of 2012, the still-undefeated Rios is set to face his rival again -- this time for a vacant junior welterweight interim title -- Saturday in Las Vegas.

The rematch unfolds ...

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