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full report & gallery from alvarado-rios II

War can be so ugly, it’s beautiful. Ask any boxing fan who watched last night’s epic, and, for once, you won’t hear about snoozefests or robberies, politics or the UFC. You’ll hear about blood and guts warfare and the names of two youngsters who just may keep the sport going once the obvious elders have [...]

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initial shots from alvarado vs. rios in las vegas

Initial shots from Saturday night’s classic at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios. Stay tuned for full photo gallery later today.

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abril beats ‘bam bam’ rios but loses decision

. . . And they wonder why boxing is in decline. Shots from last night’s debacle in Las Vegas. Brandon Rios gets a gift win over Richard Abril; Mike Alvarado and Mauricio Herrera steal the show with a war . . . For full gallery: Click here

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rios dries out, gains weight

Rios unable to make weight for title fight with Richard Abril: There were no staredowns, no shoving, no smack talk at yesterday’s weigh-in. The drama – or mystery – centered on the scale, when Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios came in two pounds heavy, at 137. One hour later, after an attempt to sweat out two [...]

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rios, alvarado, gesta end vegas drought

Out of hibernation and into a seven week stretch of fights in Las Vegas: Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, Richard Abril, Mike Alvarado, Mauricio Herrera and Mercito Gesta opened up fight week with a media workout at the Top Rank Gym.

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gigantic gallery: rios vs. acosta

Wham, ‘Bam Bam’, thank you, ma’am: Gigantic gallery from last night’s Top Rank card at the Palms in Las Vegas – Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios dethrones Miguel Acosta, Mike Lee, Jesse Magdaleno, Aaron Garcia, Andy Ruiz, Robert Marroquin, Anthony Lenk, and more . . . |more|

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Top shots: “bam bam” makes rubble of acosta

Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios celebrates victory over Miguel Acosta to win the WBA world lightweight title, last night at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Rios weathered a tough first few rounds but wore Acosta down by the tenth. Also below: Mike Lee sends the mouthpiece flying out of his opponent’s mouth on the undercard.

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new maturity level for rios

After trading theatrics following a lengthy staredown (below), challenger Brandon “Whack Whack” Rios proceeded to show WBA Lightweight Champ Miguel Costa how he pleasures himself – not once, but twice – bringing a sudden stillness to the cheering crowd at yesterday’s weigh-in held at the Palms in Las Vegas.  

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rios, acosta make eye contact

While Top Rank boss Bob Arum (far left) and trainer Roberto Garcia watch, Brandon Rios makes first eye contact with WBA Lightweight Champ Miguel Acosta at today’s presser at the Palms in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more photos.

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acosta, rios work out in vegas

Alright, so when a promoter calls the media in to watch a “workout,” it doesn’t mean a fighter is actually going to work out. In fact, you’ll be lucky to get someone shadowbox a round. And that’s exactly what Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios did today. In his schoolboy sweater, he obliged the press to shadowbox [...]

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vegas postfight coverage

Gamboa wins fight, loses at presser: Could be, there’s a reason why Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa is so dour-faced. Upon arriving at last night’s post-fight press conference, following his hard-fought-but-still-impressive title unification victory over Orlando Salido, 34-11-2, 22 KOs, the undefeated Gamboa, 19-0, 15 KOs, now holder of two featherweight titles (not quite half of [...]

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gamboa, rios win in vegas

(Sept. 11, 2010, Las Vegas) Yuriorkis Gamboa (left) lands a left on the chin of Orlando Salido en route to a 12-round unanimous decision to unify the WBA/IBF featherweight belts. Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios floors Anthony Peterson in a battle of undefeateds, last night at The Palms in Vegas. Rios stole the show with a [...]

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media day 2 in las vegas

(Sept. 9, 2010, Las Vegas) Unbeaten Jose Benavidez works out at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas. For more photos, featuring Benavidez, Orlando Salido, Mike Lee, Anthony Peterson and Brandon Rios, click here

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