Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Rios vs Alvarez?
Brandon Rios beat Ramon Alvarez by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 17th November 2018 at Kansas Star Arena in Kansas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jarrell Miller beating Bogdan Dinu. Also, on the undercard Gabriel Rosado beat Luis Arias.
Rios vs Alvarez stats
Back in November 2018, Brandon Rios stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ramon Alvarez made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 6 loses and 3 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rios had advantage in power over Alvarez, with a 74% knock out percentage over Alvarez's 59%.
Brandon Rios was the same age as Ramon Alvarez, at 33 years old.
Both Brandon Rios & Ramon Alvarez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Rios was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 3 years and 6 months earlier than Alvarez, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 14 less professional rounds, 242 to Alvarez's 256.
Rios vs Alvarez form
Rios had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Danny Garcia on 17th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Timothy Bradley Jr on 7th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Mike Alvarado on 24th January 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at 1stBank Center, Broomfield.
Before that, he had beat Diego Gabriel Chaves on 2nd August 2014 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Manny Pacquiao on 24th November 2013 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Rios' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Rios vs Alvarez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Kansas Star Arena, Kansas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Rios vs Alvarez?
Brandon Rios was a 11/100 (-910) favourite going into the contest, while Ramon Alvarez made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.