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Alvarado wins rematch over Rios by decision

Updated: March 31, 2013, 12:22 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- The action was much the same, but this time the result was different. Mike Alvarado boxed and punched his way to a narrow but unanimous 12-round decision Saturday night over Brandon Rios in the rematch of their slugfest from five months ago.

Alvarado won by two points on two scorecards and one on the other to avenge his seventh-round loss to Rios in October.

It wasn't as dramatic as the first fight, when Rios stopped Alvarado after being rocked himself a round earlier. ...

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