5 Fearless Predictions for Rios-Alvarado and Donaire-Nishioka

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5 Fearless Predictions for Rios-Alvarado and Donaire-Nishioka
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Brandon Rios will face Mike Alvarado is an instant fight of the year contender.

If you're a boxing fan, you absolutely must tune in this Saturday night, as HBO's Boxing After Dark will present two fights that have the makings of fight of the year written all over them.

The main event on paper willl be a super-bantamweight scrap between Nonito Donaire and Toshiaki Nishioka. The two lower weight-class fighters are sure to provide some fireworks but will likely be overshadowed by the fight that comes first, but which most are calling the real main event.

Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios and "Mile High" Mike Alvarado have been on a collision course for much of the year. And when the two finally meet in the ring on Saturday night, fireworks might not be a strong enough word.

These are five fearless predictions for this Saturday's action.

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