Road to Alvarado-Rios 3: Full Show (HBO Boxing)


[CLOSED CAPTIONING PROVIDED BY HBO, INC.]>>THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESENTATION OF HBO SPORTS.>>BRANDON IS SCREAMING I GAVE YOU A REMATCH.>>I GAVE YOU A REMATCH. I DON’T MIND GIVE YOU A REMATCH BECAUSE WE ARE BOTH WARRIORS.>>BRANDON GAVE ME A SHOT TO REDEEM MYSELF. I WILL GIVE HIM A SLOT FOR A TRILOGY.>>I PUT IN HIS BACK CARD. I DON’T CARE. I’M BRINGING THIS TITLE BACK HOME TO MY TEAM. I WILL DEFEND IT.>>I AIN’T SCARED. I NEVER SCARED YOU KNOW HOW I ROLL. YOU WANT NUMBER THREE IS? YOU WANT NUMBER THREE? LET’S DO IT. I’LL TAKE YOUR HOMETOWN.>>BRANDON RIOS AND MIKE ALVARADO ARE MADE FOR EACH OTHER. YOU HAVE TWO FIGHTERS BOTH OF WHOM ARE ALMOST MORE COMMITTED TO ENTERTAINING THAN TO WINNING. THEY CARE MORE ABOUT FIGHTING THE WAY THEY FIGHT AND LIVING UP TO THEIR OWN INTERNAL PRINCIPLES ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A PRIZEFIGHTER THAN THEY DO ABOUT WINNING THE COMBAT. IN THAT SENSE THEY HAVE AN INNATE RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER WHICH IS ALWAYS GOING TO EXCEED THEIR RESPECT FOR ANY OTHER OPPONENT. SO, IT WAS NATURAL FOR THEM TO FIGHT ONES, IT WAS NATURAL FOR THERE TO BE A REMATCH AND IT WAS INEVITABLE THAT ONE WIN APIECE IN THE FIRST TWO FIGHTS WOULD COMPUTE TO A THIRD FIGHT BETWEEN THEM AND I EXPECT TO SEE THE SAME COMBAT WE SAW THE FIRST TWO FIGHTS.>>THE EXPECTATIONS HEADING INTO RIOS-ALVARADO ROAD BEST FIGHT OF THE YEAR. THE REASON FOR THAT WAS WHILE RIOS WAS A TOUGH SLUGGER COMING UP THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT HIM THAT MADE YOU SAY HE WANTS IT MORE. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR HIM TO WIN AND SAME WITH ALVARADO. WHEN I HAVE TWO GUYS LIKE THAT, IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE HOW THAT DOESN’T WIND UP BEING A GREAT FIGHT. SO, AS SOON AS THE FIRST ROUND STARTS IT WAS THE FIGHT YOU WERE EXPECTING.>>BOMBS AWAY. RIOS AND ALVARADO.>>WHAT I THINK ABOUT YOU TAGGED ME NOW IT IS MY TURN TO TAG YOU BACK. I KNEW IT WOULD BE A GOOD FIGHT. I KNEW IT WOULD SPARK A LOT OF ACTION, A LOT OF GOOD EFFORT MOMENTS. WE WENT AT IT AND KILLED EACH OTHER.>>I FELT EARLY IN THE FIGHT ALVARADO WAS GETTING THE BETTER OF IT WITH HIS LENGTH AND HIS BOXING ABILITY FROM THE SOUOUTS. ALVARADO’S SUCCESS COULD HAVE BEEN HIS UNDOING WHERE YOU GET CONFIDENT, FEEL LIKE YOU ARE DOING WELL AND START EXCHANGE BEING WITH THE GUY.>>HE WAS LANDING EVERYTHING ON ME AND HE THOUGHT I WAS HURT AND DONE AND HE STOPPED AND I PUT MY PRESSURE ON.>>GOOD LEFT RIGHT COMBINATION TIME NOR RIOS TO GO TWO WORK.>>IN THE SIXTH ROUND IN WAS AN RIGHT AND I HURT HIM WITH THE BESIDE SHOT AND KNEW IF I KEPT MUTTING PRESSURE ON I COULD GET HIM OUT OF THERE. THERE WAS A MOMENT IN THAT FIGHT WHERE HE CAUGHT ME WITH A GOOD BLOW, YOU KNOW AND IT CHANGED THE FIGHT.>>DEFENSE, DEFENSE. KEEP THROWING YOUR UPPER CUTS. BODY. NOTHING ON THE OUTSIDE.>>WHEN I HAVE A FIGHTER HURT I’M TKPWG GOING TO TRY TO FINIS OFF.>>ANOTHER RIGHT HAND. ALVARADO. RIGHT HAND AGAIN AND THE REFEREE STEPS IN AND STOPS IT.>>THE REFEREE I WAS NOT ABLE TO FIGHT I’M STILL ON MY FEET. HE SHOULDN’T HAVE STOPPED IT.>>I CAN’T CRITICIZE HIM FOR STOPPING IT. HE FELT AS THOUGH HE WAS PROTECTING MIKE FROM TAKING MORE PUNISHMENT THAN HE DESERVED TO TAKE UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES. THAT WAS A TOUGH DECISION MADE IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE WHICH WAS JUST AS GOOD A DECISION AS LETTING IT GO WOULD HAVE BEEN.>>THE ADAGE IN BOXING IS WHEN ONE FIGHTER KNOCKS OUT ANOTHER FIGHTER HE’S GOING TO DO IT AGAIN IN THE REMATCH ONLY QUICK ARE. PROBABLY RIOS KNEW FINISHES WHAT HE STARTED FEEL>>IT IS THE SECOND TIME ARNOLD AND THE CROWD IS ALREADY WARMING UP.>>MY CONFIDENCE IN THE REMATCH CAN’T GIVE MYSELF TOO MUCH CONFIDENCE. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO KNOCK HIM OUT IN TWO ROUNDS. THE THIRD ROUND WHEN I CAME WITH THE JAB.>>RIOS HITS ALVARADO WITH THE SHOT. ALVARADO IS IN TROUBLE.>>HE CAUGHT ME OFF BALANCE AND I WASN’T HURT THOUGH.>>I WAS LIKE I’M TKPGOING TO G HIM AND I WENT IN THERE AND THREW ALL KINDS OF PUNCHES AND GOT MYSELF TIRED.>>GOOD LEFT HOOK BY RIOS. ALVARADO HOLDING ON.>>THERE WERE BIG MOMENTS IN THAT FIGHT THAT LIKE HERE WE GO AGAIN.>>THEY ARE TRADING SLOTS AGAIN. HERE WE GO. HERE WE GO.>>THE ADJUSTMENTS I MADE FOR THE SECOND FIGHT IS THAT I HAD TO PUT MY PRIDE ASIDE AND GET INTO A WAR.>>HE IS LANDING THE BLOWS WITH CRUSHING FORCE AGAINST THE IRON JAW OF BRANDON RIOS.>>EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID. THAT IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. YOU UNDERSTAND? DO NOT GIVE HIM OPPORTUNITIES.>>IT WAS A DIFFERENT GAME PLAN. HE RAN MORE. I WAS FOLLOWING HIM AND A LOT OF MISTAKES ON MY BEHALF.>>A RIGHT HAND. RIOS ALMOST WENT DOWN.>>ONCE ALVARADO TURNED IT INTO HIS KIND OF FIGHT RIOS DEPARTMENT HAVE AN ANSWER — DIDN’T HAVE AN ANSWER.>>YOU ARE SMARTER THAN THIS. LET’S GO. OK?>>GOOD LEFT HOOK BY ALVARADO. ANOTHER RIGHT HAND.>>I DIDN’T COME OUT. I FELT LIKES A LOST PUPPY IN THERE. I WAS A LOST PUPPY IN THERE.>>TO THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION, LOOKS LIKE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A RUBBER MATCH. MIKE “DIE HARD” ALVARADO.>>YOU SEE BRANDON RIOS HOLDING UP THREE FINGERS. WHERE ARE THE CONTRACTS? WHEN WILL THEY SIGN? WHERE WILL IT BE? WHAT A SHOW!>>I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ALVARADO MY NEXT FIGHT BUT THEN WE TOOK THE PACQUIAO FIGHT.>>I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT I’M FIGHTING PACQUIAO. WHAT HIT ME THE MOST WHEN I GOT I’M LIKE THERE IS REALLY SSUR- HAPPENING HAPPENING. IT WAS [BLEEP] AMAZING. HT HAND BY PACQUIAO.>>FOR HIS TROUBLE HE LOST EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY ROUND, TOOK A LOT OF HARD SHOTS.>>I FELT LIKE I WAS FIGHTING THREE PACQUIAOS.LOOK LIKE A>>BRANDON RIOS’S FACE AND HEAD BASKETBALL TOMORROW MORNING.>>IT WAS THE PACQUIAO FIGHT, YOU KNOW, IT SHOT MY DREAM DOWN. I FORGOT WHO I WAS. I BECAME SOMEBODY ELSE. JUST A LOT OF THINGS AND I HAVE TO START ALL OVER. I REALLY GOOD BAD. I DIDN’T WANT TO FIGHT NO MORE. I WAS JUST DOWN ON MYSELF AND I WAS JUST DEPRESSED. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY TOLD ME THAT YOU ARE GOING TO FIGHT AGAIN. OH, YEAH? I THOUGHT I WAS READY. I FELT READY.>>WHEN HE CAME BACK SEVERAL MONTHS LATER AGAINST CHAVEZ HE WASN’T THE SAME AND DIDN’T FIGHT AS WELL.>>OH, ANOTHER BRILLIANT RIGHT HAND BY CHAVEZ.>>IT WAS GETTING ROUGHER AND ROUGHER. CLIPPIER AND CHIPPIER.>>HE IS GOING TO DEDUCT A POINT FROM CHAVEZ FOR HOLDING. ALL RIGHT>>EVENTUALLY YOU HAD WHAT SEEMED TO ME TO BE AN UN TPHES UNNECESSARY DISQUALIFICATION IN A SITUATION WHERE CHAVEZ MAY HAVE BEEN HEADED TOWARD AN UPSET VICTORY OVER BRANDON RIOS. THAT IS NOT THE WAY I WANTED TO WIN ON MIRROR W BUSH — MY WAY BACK. IT IS AN URGENCY TO GET BACK TO THE TITLE.>>I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AGGRESSIVE BUT THIS TIME I GOT COMFORTABLE BLOCKING SLOHOTS AND WE ARE GOI BACK TO BASICS AND COMING IN WITH MY HEAD. I KNOW THE FACT THAT THIS FIGHT IS REALLY A DO OR DIE FIGHT FOR ME. I’M PUTTING EVERYTHING I HAVE TO DO IN IT.>>I WOULD SAY BRANDON RIOS RIGHT NOW IS AT A CROSS ROADS IN HIS CAREER WHERE WE NEED TO SEE IF HE STILL HAS THAT THING IN HIM THAT ATTRACTED EVERYBODY TO HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE.>>ALVARADO WINS THE SECOND FIGHT AND SETS HIMSELF UP FOR THE ENVIABLE CHANCE TO GO HOME AND DEFEND HIS TITLE ON HIS HOME TURF NEAR DENVER. AND HE MAKES THE QUESTIONABLE CHOICE OF HIS NEXT FIGHT. HE IS EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE AND ALL OVER AND A VERY STURDY DESTROYER.>>WE DIDN’T REALLY PREPARE PROPERLY FOR THAT RUSLAN FIGHT. THERE WERE TOO MANY DISTRACTIONS. BEING CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, ONE OF DENVER’S BOXING CHAMPIONS IN ABOUT 10 OR 15 YEARS AND HE GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE MOMENT A LITTLE BIT I WOULD SAY.>>HE IS HAMMERING ALVARADO AGAINST THE ROPES AND KNOCKS HIM DOWN.>>NOW ANOTHER RALLY AND HE GOT ALVARADO IN TROUBLE AGAIN. HAS HIM AGAINST THE ROPES.>>HE BROKE HIM IN THAT FIGHT.>>THEY ARE GOING TO STOP IT. HE HAS A 10TH AROUND TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT VICTORY OVER MIKE ALVARADO.>>IT IS INCREDIBLY COMPELLING TO WATCH. IT IS HARD TO LOOK AWAY.>>I WAS HUMILIATED. BUT I PULLED IT TOGETHER. I WILL GET BACK TO WHAT I WANT TO DO.>>TRAINING IN DENVER RIGHT NOW IS I’M MORE FOCUSED, MORE OF A FOCUSED MENTALITY OF WHAT I NEED TO DO, HOW I NEED TO FIGHT.>>THIS FIGHT IS IMPORTANT TO ME AND MY FANS. I LOST IN FRONT OF MY HOMETOWN SO IT MEANS A LOT. THIS FIGHT IS THE WORLD TO ME.>>BREAKING NEWS ABOUT PROFESSIONAL BOXER MIKE ALVARADO. THE INTERNATIONALLY RANKED FIGHTER WAS PULLED OVER IN LOW DOUGH OVER THE WEEKEND AND WHEN THEY SEARCHED HIS VEHICLE THEY FOUND A GUN IN THE GLOVE BOX.>>IN THE EARLY MORNING OF JANUARY 3 ABOUT 4:15 A.M. HE WAS A PASSENGER IN A CAR PULLED OFF AND THERE WAS A HRAUG AND BECAUSE HE’S A FELON HE HAS TO DEAL WITH TO THE FORTUNATELY FOR HIM IT WILL PROBABLY COME AFTER THE FIGHT.>>THE GUY I WAS WITH HE HAD A GUN AND I DIDN’T KNOW HE HAD IT AND I SAID WHAT ARE YOUR DOING AND I TRIED TO STASH IT AND I GOT CAUGHT. HE OWNED UP TO IT SO AT THE END OF THE DAY HE WILL END UP BEING THE ONE TO PAY FOR T. THE FIGHT IS DESTINED JAIL OR NO JAIL.>>MIKE ALVARADO HAS PROVEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT HE CAN’T STAY OUT OF TROUBLE OUTSIDE THE RING. AND UNTIL HE GETS A HANDLE ON THAT AND WE ARE GETTING LATE NOW, IT IS NEVER GOING TO BE AS GOOD A BET THAT ALVARADO WILL FIGHT AT HIS BEST AS IT IS THAT BRANDON WILL FIGHT AT HIS BEST.>>HE IS A GUY LIKE ME, MAN. HE IS HUMAN LIKE ME. WE BOTH ARE GHETTO. WE ARE BOTH ALWAYS IN TROUBLE.>>WE DON’T HATE EACH OTHER. WE JUST KNOW WHAT KIND OF FIGHT WE ARE GOING TO GET OUT OF EVEN OTHER.>>WE ARE COOL WITH EACH OTHER. BUT ONCE WE GET IN THAT RING WE HATE EACH OTHER.>>PEOPLE HAVE HAD THAT THING IN THEM THAT WHEN THEY GET LIT THEY WANT TO HIT THE OTHER GUY HARDER AND TWICE. THE TWO GUYS WHO BOTH HAVE THAT THING IN THEM WILL MAKE A GREAT FIGHT.>>HE IS GOING TO COME AT ME AND TRY TO KILL ME. TRYING TO SAVE MY LIFE IN THERE IS ME TRYING TO KILL HIM FIRST.>>I COME TO HUNT. I HUNT TO KILL. WHEN I SMELL BLOOD YOU BETTER BE DAMN STRAIGHT I WILL BE RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU HITTING.>>I’M GOING AFTER HIM WITH ALL MY HEART, MY WILL, EVERYTHING. AND I KNOW THAT IS WHAT HE WILL DO AS WELL. IT WILL BE THAT BIG.>>WHY ARE THEY FIGHTING AGAIN? IT IS DESTINED. THEIR IDENTITY AS BOTH BROILERS ALMOST DICTATED THEY WERE GOING TO FIGHT EACH OTHER. NOW HERE WE ARE AGAIN HEADING FOR FIGHT NUMBER THREE.>>MAKE SURE YOU CATCH

100 thoughts on “Road to Alvarado-Rios 3: Full Show (HBO Boxing)

  1. I like both guys both are entertaining fighters that are good for the sport but alvarado should have had a tune up fight before this because I believe he will loose to rios in their third fight and that means alvarado will be on a 3 fight losing streak

  2. dang at the beggining of the video when the fight is over and they talking to max alvarado face looks like he got trampled by bulls holy crap man he took a lot of damage .. and rios face around the eyes were super swollen dang man these guys took a lot of damage in that fight 

  3. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH….. I can't fucking wait. Some of that Ward/Gatti shit son.

  4. 6:48 wer was eminem song?? Bigmiss out there hbo shoulda played opertunities come once in a lifetime yo in this case 3x lol

  5. Rios is an absolute bum. Alvarado may be washed up at this point. Two consecutive brutal knockout losses, after two wars with Rios.

  6. Alvarado's trainer "There were too many distractions before the Provodnikov fight, being champion of the world, being one of Denver's boxing champions" – err you got given your title a week before the fight what about the other 7 weeks of training? 

  7. This fight isnt all that interesting. Alvarado has been destroyed times in a row badly. Rios hasnt won a fight in two years and in his last fight he looked terrible.

    Both of these fighters are done. Alvarado doesnt seemed like he wants it anymore and is ready to quit the game. Rios has declined and isnt bout to improve himself and show us something new, he's just more of the same.

    I think Rios will win simply cuz Alvarado isnt 100% there and has had too much punishment in his career so he will probably crack when it gets rough.

  8. Both are medium quality boxers, Alvarado vs Marquez and Rios vs Paquiao, they were seen like amateurs, is gonna be a good figth though.

  9. Rios looking in better shape for the promo which bodes well for his shape on fight night. He looked like a whale against Chaves.

  10. Alvarado shouldn't fight anymore he sounds old as he'll punch drunk at a early age he will get knocked out sad

  11. I think alvarado will beat rios if he out boxes him but rios will beat alvarado if he works him on the inside. Both are world champs so it should be a great battle to end the trilogy. Peace.

  12. Brandon "Bam Bam " Rios vs Mike "Mile High" Alvarado 3 will be a "Hold On To Your Seats" kind of a fight. This 3rd chapter is not about money nor fame nor glory, this is about redemption for a warrior king. One for each and the third will be supreme but regardless of who claims the winnings they both have their story printed in the history books of Boxing. These will be a war between two elite brawlers who will lay their lives out in the ring, may God protect them from each others dreams. Without a doubt this is the best Boxing Trilogy fight of our time so get your tacos ready for I already got mine.

  13. what makes people have "tough skin" as opposed to people who cut easy "soft skin". For example, between these two fighters Rios swells up most of the time and does not cut and Alvardo swells up and gets cut rather easily and early on in the face. Is it sun exposure, melanin deficiency or genes… any one know? Its almost like asking what makes someone has a tough chin versus Amir Khan chin (stance, weight/height body mass etc…) Or is it simply you make a living getting punched in the face expect to get cut lol

  14. I'm gonna give the edge to rios this time around. Simply Bc rios is alot more hungrier than Alvarado. Alvarado has taken some Pryor bad beat downs by rios 1and II ..got massacred by Ruslan ,and schooled by Marquez. Pryor to the Ruslan fight , Alvarado got into an altercation in a bar, where someone busted a bottle on his face (visible scar on his face) and now recently, he got arrested for driving with no registration, and carrying a pistol with out a permit while driving around in a bad area. Alvarado need to get his shit together- real talk. Flushing his talent down the drain smdh.

  15. I don't know fellas.  In the last 6 months Alvarado's voice aint' the same.  Somethings up with his throat his camp is hiding from us….  I'm not even sure if it's a good idea for this cat to continue boxing.  Rios has always sounded the same since 2008.  In fact he's getting more intelligible.  It's just ghetto upbringing and perhaps low IQ just like all those other East LA Mexican thugs that just sound stupid as well with that broken Spanish and English.  In fact it's just like the way Leo Santa Cruz talks.  Just stupid  

  16. Provodnikov vs rios next!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its very interesting fight!!!!!!!!!!! give it to the fans right now!!!!!

  17. Good luck for Alvarado don't care for Rios take it home again Alvarado and fuck you Jay Belliard racist piece of shit 

  18. so I was in Denver for the weekend of the fight. ran into some locals and started some small talk and this fight came into discussion. Apparently Alvarado is a party animal and partied pretty damn hard leading up to this fight pretty often & it showed. They said that guy would get smashed at bars, not talking one or two beers but hammered.he did say after the fight he didn't train hard enough lol. 

  19. It's hard not to laugh when there's this serious motivational background music and Brandon says, "We're both ghetto.  We're both fuckin' always in trouble."

  20. Rios vs. Alvarado 3!  Damn Rios is  already is damn near punch drunk. Just listen how Rios talks. This is going to be a good fight but in the early rounds Alvarado is going to throw bombs on Rios face and Rios will walk through them like their nothing.
    Adding to the undiagnosed concussions he already probably has. Hopefully the money is worth it. will be a good fight though

  21. The 3rd and final fight wasn't anywhere near as competitive as the first 2 fights. Their was something missing in the 3rd fight.

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