Rios v Alvarado - Fight of the year?
Saturday night saw two unbeaten fighters go to war in a fight many are calling ‘fight of the year’. Promoter Bob Arum even went so far as to compare Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado's brawl to Ali-Frazier, Hagler-Hearns and Corrales-Castillo.
‘This really exceeded what I thought,’ Arum said. ‘These two guys stood in the centre of the ring. They didn't clinch once. They threw every punch they had at each other, and until one guy went down and the referee stopped the fight, you didn't know who was going to win. That was a really classic, great fight.’
Rios stopped Alvarado in the seventh, watch the sensational fight below.