Alvarado turns tables on Rios

Updated: April 3, 2013, 2:30 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Move over, Timothy Bradley Jr. and Ruslan Provodnikov. You have company in the race for fight of the year.

Five months after they turned in a classic slugfest, Mike Alvarado and Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios did it again, fighting another positively hellacious war. But this time, Alvarado was the winner, exacting revenge via unanimous decision and claiming a vacant interim junior welterweight title on Saturday night before 5,418 exhilarated fight fans at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

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