Brandon Rios vs. Miguel Acosta: There will be violence and blood
By Francisco Hernandez: As the fight with Miguel Acosta gets closer, it is looking more dangerous for both fighters. There are a lot of hopes on Brandon Rios that he become the next Mike Tyson at lightweight eventually taking on Humberto Soto, then moving up to junior welterweight to hunt down Amir Khan and blast him to pieces. Brandon Rios will have to go through Miguel Acosta first before this future can materialize. Miguel Acosta has his own ambitions, beating Rios can put Acosta in line for bigger fights, against Humberto Soto to begin with. Acosta together with his fellow Venezuelan countryman Jorge Linares plan to take over the lightweight division.
Brandon Rios vs. Miguel Acosta is about two trains colliding; this fight is going to be a memorable one, undoubtedly candidate for fight of the year. Miguel Acosta likes to practice the axiom of boxing: hit your opponent without getting hit; he stealthily sets up his victims for the kill while evading punishment himself. Rios on the other hand likes to be frontal and go straight for the knockout; getting hit doesn’t perturb him if that will allow him to land his bombs.
This is what will determine the outcome of the fight: If Miguel Acosta has enough power to hurt Rios; he will leave Rios a bloody mess on the canvas, because Rios will get hit. If Brandon Rios shows turns out to be just too strong and solid, taking Acosta’s punches well without flinching, without getting sliced up, then Brandon Rios will crack Miguel Acosta, he will corner Acosta or put him against the ropes and pound the waking consciousness out of him.
This is another fight that will not go the distance my friend.