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Brandon Rios wants Marcos Maidana to be first fight at 140

By Lisa Madeina: It’s no secret to why Brandon Rios is one of the most exciting prospects in the world. According to Yahoo sports, Rios was quoted saying “he wants Maidana, he wants war!” Rios also went on to say he’ll take on Juan Manuel Marquez and wants war with Gamboa. Rios claims he tells his trainer every day that he wants the same war that Castillo and Corrales once had. But is Rios biting more than he could chew challenging Maidana?

I think it’s safe to say Maidana is a high risk decent reward kind of fighter. But on the other hand this fight does have fight of the year written all over it. Wouldn’t you agree? If Brandon could carry weight properly at 140 then sky’s the limit. Right? I think he can. If they match him carefully and keep him away from some one who can out box him, keep him in wars, the type of fights he likes by the way, he’ll go as far as he can take his self.


If Khan sticks around the division, the public would demand this fight [Khan-Rios]. But in all honesty I see a draw if they do tangle. In my opinion. Khan doesn’t take his time when he fights and flurry’s every time he gets the chance. He also has bad corner instructions. In the Khan-Maidana fight, when Amir dropped Maidana vicious body shots, instead of Freddy Roach telling Khan to go back down to the body he never told him to do so. Khan could ended the fight early.

Brandon Rios is a force to be reckon with. And whether people think he’s limited or not, he’s still a problem for anybody from 135 to 140. Even 147 if possible. Maybe Ortiz?

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