John Murray will be slaughtered by Brandon Rios tonight – Prediction
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, I suppose John Murray (31-1, 18 KO’s) has received the bad news by now that Brandon Rios (28-0-1, 21 KO’s) successfully came in under the 147 pound weigh-in limit at their agreed upon fight date weigh-in. The fight is now a reality and there is nothing to save Murray for what is most definitely going to be a beating at the hands of Rios. I predict a short, brutal slaughter in which Murray is raked with shots to the head and body tonight, ending with a bloody and battered Murray hitting the deck.
It’s going to be bad for Murray, I must say. But it’s not all bad. Murray got a little extra cash when Rios didn’t make the 135 pound weight during yesterday’s weigh-in, so Murray is $20,000 richer. But I suppose he’d rather walk away with the win over Rios instead of just the extra cash for his pocket.
Some people are saying that Murray has a real chance to win now that news has leaked that Rios had to starve himself and not drink water for the past five days to try and make weight. Some fans are convinced that Rios will be too weak to beat Murray. I don’t agree at all with that. It doesn’t matter if Rios is slightly weakened from not eating, he’ll still easily win. Rios at 50% is still way too good for Murray, and you’re going to see that tonight. This isn’t some older you’re talking about.
Rios is only 25-years-old and starving himself for a weak is nothing. It’s like staying up all night and then going out for a walk. It won’t effect Rios in the slightest. He’s still going to destroy Murray and make him look really bad in doing so, and that’s something that can’t be changed by Rios missing a few meals or sips of water. Rios has major talent and he’s going up against a B level fighter. The logical conclusion here when you pit a plodding B level guy like Murray against a class A fighter like Rios is that the Murray, the B fighter, is going to get destroyed. That’s the way it is and Murray fans are going to have to accept that reality tonight.