Rios vs. Alvarado: The New Gatti-Ward?

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Rios vs. Alvarado: The New Gatti-Ward?

The superlatives are flying fast and furious and most of them are right on the money. Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado lived up to expectations and then some. There was nothing fancy about the war these two engaged in. It was do-or-die from the opening bell. One can quibble about the single dimensionality of Rios, no matter how true it may be. But Bam Bam, no less than Alvarado, came to fight and came to win. Robert Ecksel, editor-in-chief of, speaks with Rick Strom from TYT Sports about 2012’s Fight of the Year, where both fighters go from here, and whether or not the comparisons between Rios and Arturo Gatti make sense…

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