Brandon Rios Boxing News

Rios – Algieri can out-box Pacquiao

By Chris Williams: Former Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) victim Brandon Rios believes that Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) has the boxing skills, reach and height to defeat Pacquiao in their fight on November 22nd in Macao, China. Rios says he sparred Algieri twice in Oxnard, California and he found him to be an outstanding […]

Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado III possible for January 2015

By Dan Ambrose: With Top Rank promoter Bob Arum opting not to put former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) back in with Diego Chaves to clear up the controversy of his tainted in over him from last August, Rios now could be facing former WBO light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 […]

Rios-Provodnikov possible for November

By Dan Ambrose: Top Rank Promotions appear to be moving their fighter Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) forward with his career without having him clear up the stink of his 9th round disqualification win over Argentinian Diego Chaves on August 2nd. According to The Sweet Science, there’s discussion about Rios fighting former 140 pound strap […]

Brook to fight on December 6th, Hearn says Rios, Berto, Lopez and Guerrero in play

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn says that his fighter IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) will be fighting on December 6th in Sheffield. Hearn picked the same date that Amir Khan plans on fighting in the United States, because Hearn wants to start building for an April or […]

Atlas: The ref did a horrible job in the Rios vs. Chaves fight

By Dan Ambrose: ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas went into one of his legendary rants last Friday night at the referee job by Vic Drakulich in last week’s fight between Top Rank promoted Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves. Atlas thinks that Drakulich lost control over the fight early and then blew it by disqualifying Chaves in […]

Brandon Rios wants a rematch with Diego Chaves, says Robert Garcia

By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia says that his fighter Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) contacted him from the hospital to tell him that he wants a rematch against the hard hitting Argentinian Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) because he’s not happy with the result of his 9th round disqualification win over him from last […]

Rios-Chaves & Kovalev-Caparello brings in less than impressive ratings on HBO

By Dan Ambrose: HBO’s triple-header last Saturday night with Diego Chaves facing Brandon Rios, Sergey Kovalev fighting Blake Caparello and Antonio Novkov battling Jessie Vargas, brought in decent ratings for HBO, but far from the number of viewers they’ve seen in past fight cards. The Rios vs. Chaves fight averaged 936 thousand viewers, making it […]

Rios checked out at Hospital for headache and dizziness after Chaves fight

By Dan Ambrose: Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) was taken to a nearby Las Vegas hospital last Saturday night for an MRI following his 9th round disqualification win over Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) after reportedly complaining of dizziness, headache and eye problems, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. Rios was unable to attend the […]

Chaves: I was impressed with the shots Rios could take; he was like a punching bag

By Dan Ambrose: Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) came away from his loss to Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) last Saturday night with a certain element of respect for the fighter despite the strange ending of the fight at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Chaves said after the fight that […]

Chaves: Rios was using his head like a third punch

By Allan Fox: The tough Argentinian fighter Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) says he absolutely wants a rematch against former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs), and that he’s willing to fight him anywhere he likes, as long as referee Vic Drakulich isn’t going to be working the fight against. Chaves lost last […]

Arum says Diego Chaves was disqualified for throwing an elbow rather than gauging Rios’ eyes

By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, the promoter for Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs), says that visiting fighter Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) was disqualified last night by referee Vic Drakulich for having thrown an elbow before a head-lock in the 9th rather than for having allegedly gauged the eyes of Rios, which […]

Did Referee Drakulich take Rios’ word that he’d been fouled by Chaves in 9th?

By Dan Ambrose: In re-watching last night’s controversial fight between Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) and Argentinian Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs), it seemed to me that referee Vic Drakulich took Rios’ word that he’d been thumbed in the eye during a head-lock in the 9th round rather than having seen it himself in their […]

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