Rios opens up -450 at LVH in rematch

Posted: March 28, 2013 in General
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LAS VEGAS — Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are ready to step into the ring now.

Last year they fought an epic battle some called the Fight of the Year. It was nominated as such, deservedly so. In that Oct. 13 bout last year, judges Max Deluca and Zach Young had the fight scored even, 57-57, while judge James Jen Kin had it 58-56 for Rios, whose crushing right hand changed the complexion of a fight that had gone back and forth the entire fight. Rios’ onslaught was relentless enough for referee Pat Russell to step in and stop the fight at 1 minute, 57 seconds of the seventh round.

If either had it their way, this fight could’ve taken place Wednesday at Top Rank Headquarters, where the two met with the press for Media Workout Day, it could’ve taken place Thursday in the Mandalay Bay lounge that staged the final pre-fight press conference and it could take place tomorrow immediately after weigh-ins in Mandalay Bay’s arena

Both say there’s nothing left to say and are ready to strap up the gloves and ‘get it on’ as the retired boxing referee Mills Lane might say.

“As long as there’s a ring and an opponent in front of me … I’m ready to fight,” said Rios, who as of 4:45 p.m. Thursday was installed as a -450 favorite.

Alvarado brings a comeback price of +375, at the LVH. No round props were up yet.

“I don’t really have to prove a point, I’ve already proved I’m a great fighter,” Alvarado said. “I just want to win this fight.”

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