3 More Rounds

Rios-Alvarado trilogy concluding in Denver

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Trilogies are rare these days but fight fans will get to witness a rubber match between Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios on January 24 in Broomfield, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.

Alvarado was victorious in their rematch in March 2013, after he outpointed Rios, who won their first encounter via TKO in 2012.

Tickets to the fight go on sale on December 12 and will be priced at $250, $200, $125, $65 and $40 via, www.AltitudeTickets.com or by phone at 866-461-6556. Tickets may also be purchased at the Pepsi Center box office, beginning on Saturday, December 13.

“This is going to be like our wars in fight no. 1 and fight no. 2. We are two warriors. We will go into the middle of the ring and mix it up. For me, all of this is for one thing — redemption,” said Alvarado.

“If Alvarado wants to go the center of the ring and trade, he will feel my power right away,” responded Rios. “A few of my big punches and he will change his game plan. That’s when I hunt him down, win the fight.”

“This is a rematch made in heaven,” said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. “Their first two fights were barn burners and arguably Fights of the Year. Alvarado and Rios know what is at stake. Fans can expect to see a finale that will rival, if not surpass, the legendary Morales-Barrera and Pacquiao-Marquez wars.

HBO will televise the fight.

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