Bradley Retires Rios; Lomachenko has Easy Night

LAS VEGAS – Timothy Bradley knew he needed to not only dominate in his inaugural performance with new trainer Teddy Atlas but look spectacular doing it,  and that he did. At the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Bradley easily defeated challenger and former champion Brandon Rios by ninth round TKO. Heading into fight night after a somewhat interesting weigh-in where Rios initially weighed in .2 pounds over the welterweight limit of 147 pounds (Bradley eased in at 146 pounds) Bradley never appeared to be anything but in total control. As the combatants headed to the ring for action, Bradley maintained his chiseled pre-weigh-in physique while Rios, who reportedly entered the ring somewhere in…

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LIVE at 3PM PT Bradley v Rios Weigh-In

LAS VEGAS — Today at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Timothy Bradley makes his first defense of the recently recaptured WBO welterweight belt against former champion Brandon Rios. A fight of firsts, Bradley will not only be making his first title defense, but his first appearance with newly acquired, veteran trainer Teddy Atlas. A leadership switch that Bradley says has “refocused” him. The weigh-in goes LIVE at 3PM PT and can be viewed right here.  

[Video] Brandon Rios Media Day In Riverside

RIVERSIDE, CA – Ahead of his November 7th showdown at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas against Timothy Bradley, Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and trainer Robert Garcia opened the doors to the Riverside Robert Garcia Boxing Academy. Focused and ready for the “best Tim Bradley” Rios looks to apply pressure in the bout while looking for a knockout finish. Candidly speaking to Radio Rahim, Rios sites the Paccquiao loss as the turning point in his recommitment to the sport. “I’m getting older and wiser. Everything was a joke before but not no more,” said Rios. “I lost that drive that I once had before but I got it back now. I’m ready to go…

Bradley vs. Rios LA Press Conference Video/Photos

LOS ANGELES, CA — The downtown Los Angeles Millenium Biltmore Hotel provided the backdrop for today’s official press conference to announce the upcoming title bout between newly re-crowned WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios. Scheduled to take place on November 7th at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Bradley and Rios are practically guaranteed to put on a action packed showdown from start to finish. Joining the main event combatants, two-time Olympic gold medalist and current WBO Vasyl Lomachenko who will make his second title defense against Romulo Koasicha of Mexico. The recent shake-up in the Bradley team, changing from long time trainer Joel Diaz to Hall…

Rios Clobbers Alvarado To Close Out Trilogy

DENVER, CO – Photo credit: Naoki Fukuda/Getty Images In front of Mike Alvarado’s home town crowd, a trilogy came to an end, but not in his favor. After a mere three rounds, Brandon ‘Bam  Bam’ Rios thoroughly defeated Mike Alavardo to win by third round stoppage and bring their rubber match to an end. Rios was predicted by most to win the bout but not by the complete and through fashion tit occurred. Going to work early, Rios connected with uppercuts that visibly wobbled Alvarado who offered nothing in return. A stark contras to their previous two meetings. The only effective punch Alvarado offered during the bout was a low blow that sent Rios to his knees…

Photos/Officials Weights: Alvarado vs Rios ‘Rubber Match’

Photos Copyright Ed Mulholland/HBO Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark doubleheader telecast begins at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO telecast kicks off live from 1STBANK Center, located in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, CO., when light heavyweights Gilberto Ramirez and Maxim Vlasov square off for 10 rounds. The main event of the evening, a 12-round welterweight showdown, features Mike Alvarado against Brandon Rios in the final chapter of their epic trilogy. Official Weights from Broomfield: Mike Alvarado: 146.5 lbs. Brandon Rios: 146.75 lbs. ***** Gilberto Ramirez: 170.5 lbs. Maxim Vlasov: 170 lbs.

Road To Rios v. Alvarado 3 – [Full Video]

DENVER, CO – In case you missed it, watch ‘Road to Rios/Alvardo 3’ in its entirety right here. ***** Professional rivals Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) and Rios (32-2-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., are just 17 days away from the third chapter of their epic trilogy. Alvarado-Rios 3 will be a “home game” for Alvarado, taking place Saturday, January 24, at the 1STBANK Center in nearby Broomfield, Colo, with the vacant WBO International welterweight title at stake. It will be televised live on HBO®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Boasting a combined record of 66-5-1 (45 KOs) — a winning percentage of 92% and a victory by knockout ratio of 68% — each warrior owns…

Take 3, Alvarado vs Rios In Play For January 24th

TAKE THREE! MIKE ALVARADO  VS.  BRANDON RIOS 3 WBO INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP  Saturday, January 24, at Denver Area’s 1STBANK Center Live on HBO® A Knockout Holiday Gift — Tickets Go On Sale This Friday!  December at 10 A.M. MT DENVER (December 9, 2014) — Former world champions and co-stars of one this era’s most intense and exciting boxing rivalries — Denver’s “Mile High” MIKE ALVARADO and BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS of Oxnard, Calif. — announced the final chapter of their epic trilogy at a Denver press conference today.  Boasting a combined record of 66-5-1 (45 KOs) — a winning percentage of 92% and a victory by knockout ratio of 68% —  each warrior owns a victory in the series — both…

[LIVE Stream] Rios vs Chaves Weigh-in 3PM PT

LAS VEGAS, NV – After an eight month absence from action, fan favorite Brandon “Bam-Bam” Rios makes his return to the ring against battle tested Diego Chaves. For both men, Saturday night is a must win situation for very different reasons. Rios returns attempting to rebound from two tough losses (against Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao) and shake off the notion that he’s done and his time has passed. Chaves on the other hand needs a win over a notable fighter to further his ascent up the top heavy welterweight ladder and an eventual title shot. With Saturday night’s clash rapidly approaching, the fighters have one final piece of business to handle before they step…