Classic Boxing: Donaire vs.Rigondeaux: Road to the Fight (Full Show) (HBO Boxing)

( music playing )Max Kellerman:
The question is will their
names be hyphenated,
Rios and Alvarado,
the way Ward’s and Gatti’s are?
The way Corrales
and Castillo are?
That’s the kind of talk
that has been buzzing
around boxing
since this fight was made.
Jim Lampley:
Oh, what an uppercut
by Alvarado.
Winds up with a right.Roy Jones Jr.:
And Rios just eats it
and keeps coming forward.
Brandon Rios:
I’m a warrior.
I got balls.
I come to fight.
I don’t come to hug, I don’t come to dance,
I come to fight, man. Kellerman:
You know what I like
that Alvarado does?
He fights like hell
just like Rios.
Mike Alvarado:
No, this is my ring.
You know,
I own this ring.
I’m not gonna back up.
I’m not gonna sit here
and bow down to you. I’m gonna sit there
and fight. I’m gonna beat you
at your game. Lampley:
Mano a mano.
Bombs away.
Rios and Alvarado.
– ( bell rings )
Lampley:Today, once-defeated
Mike Alvarado
is training at the AztecaBoxing Clubin preparation
for his March 30 rematch
with Brandon Rios,
an opportunity
that animates everything
the fighter does.
Right hand.
Two jabs. Alvarado:
There’s so much
going into this one.
It’s deeper for me because, you know, I lost. I hate losing. Since I did, you know,
it’s just– it’s pushing me
that much harderto do the best I can
to win this next fight.
Pull twice. I don’t want to let
nobody down.People have kids
coming up to me,
“You’re my hero.”I mean, my whole
life’s on this. That’s just kind of the mentality I’ve always kind of pushed with Mike is the take-no-prisoners
kind of attitude, you know?We’re bringing it
like we always do.
We ain’t changing
his style, you know?
We’re foot to the metal
the whole time. Alvarado:
I’m just ready
for this fight.
I’m just ready
to redeem myself
from the last fight.( electronic bell rings )Lampley:75 miles away in
Oxnard, California,
Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios,unbeaten in 32
professional fights,
also prepares
for the rematch.
I’m right here
in Oxnard, California,
at Robert Garcia
Boxing Academy.
And we’re here because of the fact that me and Alvarado is gonna go at it again. I’m calling it World War II. Hopefully he’s prepared
because I’m ready for
another battle. Robert Garcia:
Well, great training camp.
The only difference is
this time Brandon’s gonna
be more explosive.
I think his power is there. His speed’s gonna be there. It’s gonna end
in five rounds. I’m not trying
to be the best.I’m not trying to be
a pound-for-pound.
I just love to fight. He loves to get hit. I see him getting hit
and I know it’s not good, but deep inside
I feel okay’cause that’s
what he needs
to be able to become
the Brandon that he is,
the beast that he is
inside the ring. Rios:
I want guys
that come to fight.
I want to test my will.
That’s why I like to fight. That’s why I want to do
a Gatti and Ward fight. Because I want
to test my will. Lampley:That will was tested
last year
on October 13, as Rios
and Alvarado met
in one of 2012’s
most anticipated fights.
Both of these guys,
Rios and Alvarado, have that thing in them,
that next level thing. You hit me,
I’m gonna hit you back
harder and twice. That’s what we all
expect to happen. I was expecting
the same type of fight. Just do me.
Do what I do best. Fight and fight
and fight.( bell rings )Alvarado:
I knew he was
a tough fighter.
I knew he likes to just come
forward and make you fight. I was just trying to go
for a knockout ’cause first time at 140,in my mind I got to throw
everything hard.
I’ve got to throw
nothing but power shots
just so I can hurt the guy.
Rios steps in
with a left hand
to the chin of Alvarado.
Oh, and another left hand
right on the button.
These guys play for keeps.
The punches they’re throwing
have knockout written
all over them.
When the bell rang
and Brandon’s walking
to the corner and I see that smile
in his face, I knew we had the Brandon
that I wanted to have
in the first round. – Keep working
those uppercuts.
– ( speaks Spanish ) I know you
fucking love this.
Let’s go, all right? It was great, man.
That’s what I love to do. Like I said,
I love to get hit
once in a while. Jones Jr.:
This is what
you would call
an old-school dogfight.Lampley:
Both whale away
with right hands.
I was expecting it
to be a war, but I was making it easier
when I kept him outside, when I kept him away from me
at that distance. Vilhauer:
He’d throw a shot and then
he’d let Brandon back into it.
I think Brandon did
better because of what
we allowed him to do– not because of what
Brandon was doing, but because of what
Mike wasn’t doing. I need your hands up, Mike.
I need your hands up. You hear what I’m saying?
Hands up. You’re letting him steal
the rounds at the end, okay? Lampley:
Rios in a bit of trouble.
Alvarado letting
power punches go.
It was like,
“Wow, we went at it.”That was the most exciting
round of that whole fight.
We went back and forth,
back and forth
the whole fifth round.And then when he stopped,
I’d go to work, baby.My turn.
Bap, bap, bap, bap.
So we was going back at it,
back and forth, back and forth.
It was awesome.That was a badass round. Lampley:
Good left-right
Right hand by Rios.Kellerman:
I think for the first time
someone’s hurt.
When I hurt him with
that right, I knew I had him.
I knew I can hurt him.Oh, yeah.
I’m ready now.
I’d seen it right before
the end of the sixth round.
I’d seen that Brandon
hurt him and it was time
to go out for the kill. Let’s go, Brandon.
You fucking hurt him. – You’ve seen it, right?
– Yeah.Okay, then.Lampley:
Alvarado takes
a left and right.
Another right hand
rocks Alvarado!
Right hand again!And referee Pat Russell
steps in and stops it.
I tried to come back.
I put my hands up. I tried to come back
right away, like, instantly.I was like,
“What’s going on?
Why are you
stopping the fight?
We’re still going.” The referee
was doing his job. He don’t want nobody
to get hurt.He’d seen Mike Alvarado
was defenseless
and he was.It is what it is.
It was his night. It was meant for him
to win that fight. He had my number
that night. I had to just make
a few adjustments to not let that
happen again. At some point do you see
the two of yougetting back in the ring
and doing that again?
You know what?
Right now, the fans,
you want it? –( cheering )
– Do you want it?
If they want it,
I want it, my manager want it,
fuck it, let’s do it again.( cheering )Lampley:
Five months after their
first epic encounter,
Rios prepares for
the March 30 rematch
once again with longtime
trainer Robert Garcia.
The duo have been together
since 2004.
And it has been
a collaboration that has
served both men well,
helped in part
by the fighter’s unusually
affable disposition.
Well, you know,
I got a great personality.
I’m an outgoing person. I like to tell
a lot of jokes. I fuck around a lot.
That’s 100% true. Robert’s a good
fucking liar, fool. Robert’s a good
fucking liar.
( laughs ) Oh, God, man, Brandon,
the first day he meets you, he’ll start joking and talking dirty and just being fun,
just being Brandon. That’s the way
Brandon is. To all you guys,
fuck you. Rios:
He’s a very great
friend of mine.
He was one of my best men
at my wedding.
He’s mynino.
That means he’s my godfather.
Brandon is my fighter,
but also like
my little brother.
Now he’s married
and now he’s got
his own family. His family
is number one now. Lampley:For Rios, home is just
a few miles away
from Robert Garcia’s gym.And it’s there,
surrounded by the tranquility
his family provides,
where he feels most at ease.
We’re at our house.
And after a hard day’s
work in gym,
I like to come home
and just relax, kick it with the family
and don’t think about
the gym no more.I call it daddy time now.All my kids are named
after fighters. This is Brandon
Lee Rios II. Show ’em.
Show ’em. Hyaah!
Hyah, hyah, hyah! ( laughs )
This is my little one, the little 10-months
right here. This is my wife
right here, Vicky, AKA Guadalupe Rios. ( speaks Spanish ) This is my other
daughter, who’s named
after another fighter. Mia St. John.
Right here. Show you know
how to fight.
Pow, pow. He’s very outgoing. I mean, he’s easy
to get along with.
He’s funny.And one thing
about Brandon,
he’s just himself.
That’s why I like
to have camp here.
It’s better, man.After a hard workout
in the gym,
I come home and I relax,
I get to be with my kids. You know, I get
to see their faces. It brings a little
more joy to myself. Alvarado:
It was meant for me
to be a fighter.
My biological dad
was a fighter.You know, I didn’t know
that growing up.
I really didn’t know
my biological father.
It was like I was
leading my life
towards where I am now.Lampley:
While Mike Alvarado’s road
to the boxing ring
may have seemed
his original combat sport
was instead on a wrestling mat.
I started wrestling
when I was four years old. You know,
it was my passion and that’s what I stuck with
for 13 years straight.I have over, like,
2,500 wrestling matches
in my time.
I think I just got
burned out from it.
I was so good at it,
where else was I gonna take it?
And then one day
I just went to the gym
and it was just like boom,
I had an epiphany
out of nowhere. It was just like,
“All right, let’s try this.
Let’s do this now.” Vilhauer:
I had him sparring
like two weeks later.
And he was just
a natural at it. And the first day he sparred,
he sparred a kid that had, like, 20 fights
and he was slamming him
around the ring. And the kid was actually like,
“Oh, I thought I was supposed
to take it easy on him.” Alvarado:
And then I just kept going
and here I am nowthrough all that long,
hard road.
I feel like
I’m still learning
this game, you know?
I just started late
in this boxing game.
And with the biggest fight
of his career
in front of him
March 30,
Alvarado knows
he has an opportunity
to rewrite his story.
I’m just happy that
I get another shot. You know?
I could redeem myself
from that fight. Yeah, I don’t feel
like I made it to be the best
I could possibly be. Rios:
I know Alvarado,
he wants revenge.
I know he’s 100%
gonna be ready. So I’m gonna be ready. And this should be
a great fight again. We want to win this fight.
We want to show that
we’re warriors.‘Cause that’s the type
of heart we both have.
I don’t want to leave it
into the judge’s hand.
I’m going
for the 10 count.I’m preparing myself
for a knockout.
I could say I’m gonna sit here
and box him the whole time
and try to step around
and make it an easier fight,
but I know it’s gonna turn
into another war.
That’s just the way
the fight’s gonna go.
Lampley:Brandon Rios
and Mike Alvarado
meet in the ringonce again.Don’t miss the rematch.Saturday March 30,on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark.”

99 thoughts on “Classic Boxing: Donaire vs.Rigondeaux: Road to the Fight (Full Show) (HBO Boxing)

  1. those people referred to as "doesntknowshitaboutboxing" are those buying payper view and payingtohavean entertainment though the sports…. if all of the boxers are rigo like fighter, Those "doesntknowshitaboutboxing" will not be interested to buy the show….no moremoneyinthe business. so stop telling people are "doesntknowshitaboutboxing" because withoutthem….boxingisdead

  2. Applying the same philosophy, lady gaga must be better than mozart and bethoven? she sells much more…! but more marketable doesnt mean better.
    If all the people were "peoplewhoknowaboutboxing" they would only be interested in good tactical and technical fights, the same as someone who knows about music doesn't prefer commercial music. I see no value in "best sellers".

  3. Losing a fight really humbles a hardworking fighter. Take manny for example.. He's lost to quite a number of fighters and he knows that boasting aint gonna get you anywhere.. Wait till you get your lights out.. Mayweather don't know how to humble himself because he has never lost.. He got every right to be cocky. But, we'll see about that.

  4. same reason why ive said honor for rigo but dollars for nonito. im just telling the fact. even bob arum told thatit is vry hard for them to look for a good and xciting fight for guillermo. only few can appreciate dfensive and notthatexciting fighter.

  5. man that shit wasnt even a real knockdown donaire held rigo's chin high with his forearm and knocked him off balance with the hook thats why he jumped str8t up went str8t back to spankin that ass

  6. so then tell me if only few appreciate defensive fighters how is floyd the highest paid fighter in the history of boxing? last time i checked hes not a slug it out kinda guy


  8. I was at the fight live the only people booing were the Filipino's and actually alota times they booed it was when Rigo was punching and Donaire was standing there doing nothing like Harold letterman SAID, Doniaire was afraid to attack and he is the reason some of the rounds were boring, there were times when Rigo would bomb first and land and Donaire would be too afraid to retaliate. Now u wanna talk about real boring fighters? Go watch PONCE DELEON, MIGUEL VASQUEZ AND CARLOS MOLINA SMH

  9. Bueno cabrón parece que no viste la cara de nonito durante toda la noche, estaba desesperado porque no podia conectar como estaba acostumbrado, no viste su cara después de la pelea??, creo que tu necesitas los anteojos o estas ciego, es bueno gustar de las peleas pero tu nivel de fanatismo te ciega..

  10. It should have been two lions fighting in the ring, proving who can knockout who. Not a talent show on who has the better footwork.


  12. Go Nonito you should be strong strong, it's a trial, Let Haters hates you, but they don't know the feeling of losing. they are selfish. and they even don't know boxing. Your truly Hardworking. GodBless. we still here for you Nonito.

  13. Nobody is really hating on Donaire. Hate is a strong word. More of annoyed of Donaire and Pacquiaos fan boys. Lets face it, they were ungracious winners, and even more ungracious losers. If a filipino fighter wins, they are awesome. If they lose, its just bad luck, no credit due to the opponent. Moreover, they bastardize this sport with their utter ignorance. Boxing is not just about aggression. Its about finesse. Its hit and dont get hit, and none of that Rocky Balboa shit.

  14. not a talent show????? this is boxing,, nobody is hating on donaire,,, I like donaire and pacman,, viloria,,,, soy mexicano,,, pero todos pierden ,,dont make excuses people,, this is boxing,,

  15. Donito weighted 141 pound the day of the fight while Rigo weighted 125 …that says it all…

  16. Rigo is not a runner, do you understand what running is, its an athletic event where somebody is required to run a distance.. In a small ring, you cant do that. What Rigo was doing was 'BOXING'.. Heard of that word before? Oh, you have? Well he put a BOXING clinic on Donaire and schooled his ass. You call him a runner? He counts his millions, accepts his HOF entry, wears his belts and when people mention Donaire will he say I ran from that guy he'll say nah, I BEAT THAT FUCKERS ASS.

  17. Filipino fans boys prefer when an opponent uses the "stand there and let me hit you" defense.

    It is up top Donaire to cut off the ring, if he can't…too bad.

  18. La pregunta correcta es :¿Que pasa con el boxeo actual?, y la respuesta correcta es: Es una máfia.

  19. ¡Hey guys! what about round 10, comments please, was another beautiful left hook by Donaire and Rigo does´nt the exception, straight to the cambass lol

  20. All the flippos talking Rigo had no chin went "Oh my god" mode when Rigo took that cheap shot in the 10 like business as usual and still won the round

  21. I am obviously talking about Pacquiaos fan boys? Of course Pacquiao has always been gracious. Even Tyson was gracious after he lost to Lewis. My point is these kind of fans are the people we dont need in this sport. They lack class and are ignorant. They should just shut up and find another sport to bastardize.

    I like Pacquiao and Donaire, they are exciting fighters. But they both lost to better fighters and that is that.

  22. You know what you are? You are like a guy who never held a golf club in his life, watching the PGA for the first time, and calling Woods a boring golfer because he spends more time estimating distances and his swings rather than hitting balls are running around the course.

    So shut up please and stop participating in boxing discussions

  23. Yes, you are right.. I'm a Filipino and I have to admit my fellow country men always thinks that Manny or Donaire are the best fighters ever,, its not like its bad to think that way but if its a loss then we must accept it,, some of my countrymen doesn't accept it and thats why they're talking trash to other boxers..
    If you respect every boxer of every country then you will surely appreciate the fight,, Win or Lose..

  24. There you go. Respect begets respect. Act with class and you will be treated with class. See, you dont need to be a boxer to be a fan of this sport. All you really gotta do is watch it no matter who is fighting.

  25. Im filipino and im a Rigo fan.. You sound like a filipino racist.. and i bet you look like a bxtch. lol

  26. Of course, anyone who says something derogatory about you, you call racist. I will bet my rent money that if I randomly pulled 10 filipinos right now, Id be lucky to have one who can give me the correct definition of the word racist. Know what? Please go away. If there are intelligent filipinos out there, you are shaming them than promoting them. Fans like you are the ones we dont need in this sport. Can you please put a Filipino in the PGA or NFL please?

  27. Know what? I hope no Filipino ever becomes big in the PGA. Not that I want the PGA to have racial preferences. Im worried that a gentlemans sport like golf will again be bastardized by fans like you who pretend to be sports fans. Rarely do I find a Filipino sportsfan with class and refinement. So please go away.

  28. "undercover" racist? WTF? is that even a word? and please check your grammar and spelling before you hit reply. Why do you filipinos always use the you-must-be-gay card? Because you are a country of manly warriors? Who never in their entire miserable history won a fight by themselves? Heck you cant even defend yourselves. Every country that wanted to occupy you succeeded. Until now that is. Who is the bitch now? That's right, thank god the internet makes you able to fight back at least.

  29. Yeah, keep that internet warrior act mate. You are a country-full of one. After all, china is taking your shit, and you cant even man up to defend your territories. lol.

  30. Beyond just the fight against Donaire, Rigondeaux is just suuuuuuch a fucking beautiful fighter to watch. I can't say I've EVER seen anyone fight at the elite level in the Olympics, Amateurs, or Professional level like he has. I mean guys are super talented and do amazing things and are amazing but there's something about Rigondeaux that seems even beyond that. He's unnaturally gifted and had the Cuban treatment (arguably the mecca of harvesting AM talent). Just so fucking amazing.

  31. gotta agree you seem like a bit of purist like me i do enjoy fighters like Gatti RIP but i prefer to watch the artists of boxing im a huge mayweather fan watch all of his fights and he is just perfect but theres always that worry that you think he can lose but same with andre ward but with rigondeaux its a different story ive watched 7 of his bouts live on tv and im never worried he just seems unbeatable it sickens me that hbo have kicked him off i think its cuz he beat donaire tbh

  32. Gotta show love to the warriors that can light up in the ring but I'm in love with the technicians 😉 May is another guy I just watch with my jaw to the floor. So talented and smart. That whole HBO ordeal is so maddening. Def b/c of how much they invested into Donaire and def b/c of how Rigo took him out that HBO will place him in the undercard. So undeserved but that's the customer whose never wrong these days; the kind that ONLY wants to see blood. No room for virtuosos like the older times.

  33. Rigondeaux is a perfect exampe of an amateur boxer who made his way to the top through his talent and hard work.Stop hating him and instead, admire him.

  34. I agree dude. Now Donaire is gonna make a comeback against someone who he whooped already/ I'm tired of HBO, They're biased as hell and shady also. Look at how they're doing Rigondeaux. I hope he joins the Money TeaM, WHERE TALENT IS APPRECIATED.

  35. How can u leave ur family and not know whether you will able to see them again? thats a little harsh of a decision from rigondeaux.

  36. donaire a dog eating piece of shit coward who refuses to go up a weight class. he comfortable fighting smaller men. you flips should be ashamed of yourselves 

  37. mayweather is lucky rigo isn't in the welterweight division. but lara is closer to floyds division, so what can we expect?

  38. lmfao!.. This is so funny, if you scroll down and look @ all the hate its mostly Filipinos or Mexicans. I'm not racists in anyway but be realistic, you really think donaire got robbed? Wtf fight where you watching? Enough with the fucking hate already open your fucking eyes a realize that donaire got school and take it like he did.

  39. Donaire is a coward that's why he doesn't move up in weight classes
    he likes to fight smaller men showing up at weight in at 122 lbs then he rehydrates to 138 , 140 lbs to fight them. that's why he was beating everybody but when he fought rigo it was a total diferent matchup. rigo weight in 122 rigo on fight night 122
    a natural weight for him unlike the coward nonito.

  40. This guy had made I big mistake by letting his supposed power get to him cause that Guillermo guy schooled him thruout the fight

  41. Love how people shit on Donaire for losing to the best technical boxer in the world (yeah rigondeaux is more technically perfect than mayweather but not as good all round) and lost to a monster Walters who is a weightclass above him. Yet people act like he is a bum fighter. Give the guy some respect. He didn't duck them.

  42. Man, this was the beginning of the fall of donaire. he was top 3-4 p4p at the time just behind Floyd,Ward,Marquez

  43. I just ask myself who's gonna be the one champion to have the guts to fight rigo?? And i bet 10 to 1 that any boxer from 122 to 130 will get his highest payday by facing Rigo. They're just afraid of him, stop making excuses and face the best to prove you're the best.

  44. please tell me beside Vic who did Donaire beat?
    someone whos not a has been, or someone who was a legitimate contender.

    i know he ducked Mares, he couldnt escape Rigo, i wanna know why Donaire is good?

  45. Rigondeaux is an amazing talent. He should be back on your network. The fighter of the year got schooled in this fight. It just goes to show how special the level of talent is on this guy. The level of Mayweather, Tyson, Ali and the like!

  46. when max Kellerman was saying if he was 168 or 147 I thought he was gonna say rigondeaux but he said donaire p4p lol

  47. Donaire was a BIG hype job! I don't understand all the hate for Rigondeaux. Rigondeaux is pound for pound top 5 imo Maybe top 2

  48. Donaire dropped Rigo in the mid-rounds. If he landed another it would have been a different fight. Props to Rigo for not getting rattled.

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