Brandon Rios Boxing News

Arum thinks Brandon Rios was a better opponent than Maidana for PPV

By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum hasn’t been shy about voicing his opposition to WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) facing WBA welterweight champ Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) in a pay-per-view bout on May 3rd on Showtime from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Not only does Arum […]

Roach: Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios are at the same level

By Allan Fox: Trainer Freddie Roach isn’t impressed with the talent and the overall skills of WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s), and he sees Manny Pacquiao (55-5, 38 KO’s) being able to take him out on Saturday night by jumping on him early to demolish him in front of the large Las […]

Brandon Rios vs. Antonio DeMarco 143lb catch-weight fight possible

By Chris Williams: Top Rank is reportedly interested in matching former WBO lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2, 23 KO’s) up against former WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (30-3-1, 23 KO’s) in a catch-weight at 143lbs, according to Dan Rafael. He says that the fight won’t be at 140, the weight class that both Rios and […]

Brandon Rios: Everybody wants me to fight Provodnikov

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) thinks the world wants to see him fight WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO’s) next, and he’s hoping that his promoters at Top Rank can set that fight up for him next. With Juan Manuel Marquez saying no to Provodnikov, […]

Gamboa thinks Rios is trying to take attention away from Mikey

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa thinks that Brandon Rios is purposely trying to insert himself into his attempt to get a fight against his stable-mate WBO super featherweight champion Mikey Garcia. Gamboa wants to fight Mikey, and expose him to be a flawed fighter not in his class. But Gamboa is […]

Rios to fight next May; wants Provodnikov

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) says that his promoters at Top Rank will be bringing hm back in the ring next May against a still to be determined opponent. Rios, 27, wants the opponent to be WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO’s). However, it’s doubtful […]

Rios to Gamboa: You can come out of your hole

1 2 bam bam coming for u 3 4 come out your hole pic.twitter.com/G4UmHogARw — Bam Bam Brandon Rios (@Brandon_Rios1) January 21, 2014 By Chris Williams: Despite the talk of Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) as a possible opponent for Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28 KO’s) next, Brandon Rios is still taking shots at Gamboa on […]

Robert Garcia: Gamboa will never get a shot at Mikey or Rios

By Chris Williams: Trainer Robert Garcia has ruled out Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) getting a shot at WBO super featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and Brandon Rios. Robert says he doesn’t want to let Gamboa fight Mikey or Rios because of Gamboa walking away from a fight with Rios two years ago, leaving him in […]

Brandon Rios wants Gamboa next at 140

By Chris Williams: After having been embarrassed by Manny Pacquiao and reduced to little more than a punching bag for him, Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) is now calling out lightweight Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0, 16 KO’s) in hopes of getting a fight with him. Gamboa, 32, has been trying to get Rios’ gym mate WBO […]

Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios removed from The Ring’s 140 lb. ratings

By Chris Williams: Ring Magazine has dropped former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) following his lopsided loss to Manny Pacquiao from last November, and in light of Rios’ positive test for a banned substance, according to RingTV. Rios had been ranked #7 in the Ring’s 140 lb. rankings. Rios’ place in the […]

Brandon Rios still wants Provodnikov fight

@RuslanProvod you are ready I m ready we have to make a fight — Bam Bam Brandon Rios (@Brandon_Rios1) December 31, 2013 By Chris Williams: Having been reduced to that of a punching bag status in his embarrassing one-sided 12 round unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao last month in Macao, China, former WBA lightweight […]

Rios likes Maidana vs. Mayweather fight

By Dan Ambrose: Recent Manny Pacquiao victim Brandon Rios says he likes the idea of a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana on May 3rd. Rios thinks the hard-hitting Maidana would make it interesting against Mayweather because of his power, and Mayweather’s habit of standing in front of his opponents nowadays the same […]

Rios wants Provodnikov next

By Chris Williams: After his one-sided shellacking at the hands of Manny Pacquiao last November in Macao, China, Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) is now hoping to get a shot against WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO’s) next if his Top Rank promoter Bob Arum will agree to make the fight happen. […]

What Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr said about Rios’ failed drug test

By Juan dela Cruz: After his one-sided loss to Manny Pacquiao last November 24, 2013 at the Cotai Arena of The Venetian Hotel in Macau, China, Brandon Rios failed in one of his drug tests after the fight thus earning him suspension until April 24, 2013. In a post-fight drug test administered by the Voluntary […]

Brandon Rios fails drug test for Pacquiao bout

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) has reported tested positive for a banned substance following his one-sided 12 round unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) last month in Macao, China. According to RingTV, Rios tested positive for the drug methylexanamine, which is used as a dietary […]

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