Brandon Rios v. Mike Alvarado II on HBO Boxing After Dark®


A Rematch of Last Year’s All Action Slugfest on Saturday, March 30th

New York, NY –  The rematch that has the boxing world buzzing with anticipation, the HBO Boxing After Dark presentation of Brandon Rios v. Mike Alvarado II is set for Saturday, March 30th at 10:15 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Khabib Allakhverdiev v. Breidis Prescott is the under card.  The telecast will be presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.on

Last October, two undefeated junior welterweights produced fireworks for seven heart-pumping rounds that had the boxing community riveted and clamoring for more. Now, Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KOs) of Oxnard, Cal., and Denver’s Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs) resume their epic rivalry in Act II of this all-action slugfest. Rios, 26, registered a seventh-round TKO win in the first meeting, which made everybody’s list of top fights for 2012. Alvarado, 32, will try to turn the tables on his fast-rising foe in this 12-round contest.

The opening bout is another junior welterweight battle, as Khabib Allakhverdiev (18-0, 8 KOs) of Derbent, Russia, meets Breidis Prescott (26-4, 20 KOs) of Miami, Fla., in a 12-round showdown. Southpaw Allakhverdiev, 30, brings fast hands and deceptive power into this bout with the more experienced Prescott, 29, who’s previously battled Miguel Vazquez, Amir Khan and Mike Alvarado.

The executive producer of HBO BOXING AFTER DARK is Rick Bernstein; producer, Jon Crystal; director, Doug Getts.

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