By Edward Chaykovsky

Former WBO light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) had nothing left in his tank, according to his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. Before a hometown crowd at the 1st Bank Center, in Broomfield, Colorado - Alvarado took a once sided beating over three rounds from Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 24 KOs) in their trilogy fight.

"He had nothing, zero. Alvarado looked like he had very little," Arum told reporters.

There were rumors that Alvarado had barely trained for the fight. His performance confirms those rumors and Alvarado himself was honest about his poor training camp. The fight was waved off after Alvarado was unable to tell the doctor the correct number of fingers he was holding up. The doctor held up two fingers and Alvarado told the doctor he was holding up "four."

"It was all in the preparation. I didn't train like I should have," Alvarado said. "I got what I should have got. I'll get myself out there again."