I was at the fight. Sat next to a cool cat from Manchester. Great night, hell yeah, now how do I get outta Easter Mass tomorrow because this dude is faded
Last edited by CFH; 03-31-2013 at 07:47 AM.
rios is a douche. headbutted all night. was a sore loser. he is a warrior though.
so Rios got his second loss...cool
I get pissed during post fight interviews, everyone expects a calm, reasoned and insightful answer from someone who was fighting five minutes earlier. You are not going to get that from a person like Rios, who runs on emotion.
I can put up with some colorful language and bravado after I've seen fight like that one.
I'm not sure I'd want to be the winner of that fight either, Alvarado looked like he'd been in a fight with three guys. Man, what a war!
Teddy Atlas picked Rios to win. Teddy's endorsement is like the kiss of death.
How can you talk about head butts, when these two were banging heads all nite? They didn't start throwing punches, half the time, until they banged foreheads. When that much infighting is happening head butts are going to happen.
Last edited by beenKOed; 03-31-2013 at 03:19 PM. Reason: Head butts
beenKOed - fights like this one are good for boxing, I hope we get to see the trilogy by the end of the year. Chances are we will since HBO lost so many pugs to Showtime.
Had that fight been 15, I'm not sure Alvarado makes it to the final bell. Rios looked like he could have fought 25.
Rios is what he is and yes, he is limited! He's a warrior and lives and fights in the moment but ffs he's not some solo savior of a warriors creed. I think his style and 15 minutes have caught up to him.
Congrats to Mike Alvarado! He made the adjustments, he slugged with Rios and he boxed him when he needed and did it well. He earned the night and boxing damn sure needs fighters like him just as much as a brash lead with your chin and mouth Brandon Rios. Rios is a case of not knowing when to shut up, even in defeat. Alvarado is every bit the warrior.
Both warriors. It was an awesome fight. If Rios thinks he won he is an idiot though. He fell for the slip of the shoulder then the right hand all night. He wasn't robbed, he was beaten and hopefully he watches the tape and sees the fight for what it was. Great fight though, and respect to both men for putting on a fucking great show for the fans. More fights like this please.
You and Rios. That was no draw. Alvarado schooled a very limited 1 dimensional fighter for at least 7 rounds. Rios has no plan B, no class, no respect for boxing. Alvarado is by no means the best boxer at the weight but he made Rios look like the clown he is. He can't come in on weight, can't admit it when he loses. What's to admire the fact that he is willing to be someones punch bag?
Is this fight going to come on box nation?
Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.
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