Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado violently pounded each other last October, leaving each other bruised and battered in one of the most epic fight last year. Now they are going to do it again. It will take place March 30 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and headline an HBO broadcast. The Rios vs Alvarado Tickets Go On Sale! Friday, Feb. 1 3 P.M. ET / Noon PT. The 12-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) interim junior welterweight championship rumble will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets to Rios-Alvarado II will go on sale Tomorrow! Friday, February 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT. Priced at $250, $150, $100, and $50, not including applicable service charges, tickets are limited to eight (8) per person and will be available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations.
The first fight featured non-stop back-and-forth action, including in the unforgettable fifth round, until referee Pat Russell stepped in to stop it in the seventh round after Rios badly staggered Alvarado and had him defenseless on the ropes. At the time of the stoppage, two judges had the fight 57-57 while Rios led 58-56 on the third scorecard. Rios (31-0-1, 23 KOs), 26, of Oxnard, Calif., said, of course, he would have liked to fight Pacquiao, a fight worth millions more to him than Alvarado. But he also said he wanted to fight Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs), 32, of Denver, again. Even before it was made, Rios said he’s been watching their fight repeatedly, and not just for scouting purposes.