Five keys for Mike Alvarado
Plotting a path to victory for Saturday's rematch against Brandon Rios
With the opportunity to grab a vacant junior welterweight interim title and avenge his only professional defeat, Mike Alvarado should be sufficiently motivated when he tangles with Brandon Rios in Saturday's rematch.
The fight unfolds under the weight of great expectations. In their first epic battle, Rios (31-0, 22 KOs) seemed to take the worst of the punishment in the early rounds, but he never faltered. He kept the pressure on Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs), trading punches in violent ...
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