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Rios-alvarado Iii Could Happen Dec. 20

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Rios-Alvarado III could happen Dec. 20

By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com
The all-action rivalry between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado has produced two memorable wars. Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios have split two epic fights, both scorching thrillers and fight of the year candidates. In October 2012, Rios stopped Alvarado in the seventh round and Alvarado exacted revenge in March 2013 by winning a decision (and a vacant interim junior welterweight title).

From the moment the second fight ended a third fight was inevitable, and Top Rank and HBO have talked about making it for January. But now it just might -- surprise -- happen on Dec. 20.

That is what HBO and Top Rank are talking about, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN.com. Arum said that HBO set aside "significant money" to put on a Canelo Alvarez fight with Golden Boy Promotions on Dec. 6 in conjunction with Alvarez's recent signing of a long-term deal with the network. But.......

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