The template for Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado 3 was laid out in their first two fights. A slugfest certainly benefits Brandon Rios, while a fight resembling more of a boxing match would benefit Mike Alvarado.
Rios has been quoted this week saying he would contemplate retirement if he were to lose to Alvarado, leaving a lot riding on a victory. Alvarado on the other hand has lost three of his last four bouts and has ongoing legal troubles outside of the ring that could result in distractions coming into the fight.
Whatever the outcome, I think it’s safe to say that it’s boxing fans who should come out victorious in the end.
Here are my three keys to victory for Brandon Rios.