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Rios vs. Antillon: Couldn’t a better opponent have been found for Brandon?

By Chris Williams: While some boxing fans are really looking forward to the July 9th bout between newly crowned World Boxing Association (WBA) World lightweight champion Brandon Rios (27-0, 20 KO’s) against challenger Urbano Antillon (28-2, 20 KO’s), I’m not one of them.  → read full story

Cintron to fight on Antillon-Rios undercard on 7/9

By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (32-3-1, 28 KO’s) will be fighting on the undercard of the WBA lightweight title fight between champion Brandon Rios vs.  → read full story

Juan Diaz wants title shot against Brandon Rios

By Jason Kim: Former IBF/WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Diaz (35-4, 17 KO’s) wants a title shot against WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (27-0, 20 KO’s).  → read full story

John Murray wants Brandon Rios, but has little chance of getting that fight

By William Mackay: EBU lightweight champion John Murray (30-0, 10 KO’s) would like nothing better than to have a world championship fight fall directly into his lap with the new WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (27-0-1, 20 KO’s) giving him a shot at his title in his next fight.  → read full story

Brandon Rios wants Juan Manuel Marquez

By Jim Dower: Fresh off his grueling 10th round TKO win over WBA lightweight champion Miguel Acosta last Saturday night, the new WBA champion Brandon Rios is now gunning for a fight against 37-year-old legend Juan Manuel Marquez for his next fight.  → read full story

Rios breaks hand against Acosta: He’s lucky that was the extent of his injuries

By Dan Ambrose: WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios broke his right hand in the 8th round last Saturday night against World Boxing Association lightweight champion Miguel Acosta, but continued to throw right hands until Acosta went down in a heap in the corner in the 10th.  → read full story

Rios looked like a more hittable version of Margarito against Acosta

By Dan Ambrose: Before anyone gets too carried away with clapping Brandon Rios (27-0-1, 20 KO’s) on the back for his 10th round TKO victory over WBA lightweight champion Miguel Acosta (28-4-2, 22 KO’s) last Saturday night, they need to realize that Rios looked like a more hittable version of former two time welterweight champion […]

Brandon Rios smashes Miguel Acosta in a Great Fight

By Francisco Hernandez: Photo credit Tom Casino/Showtime – The boxing gods are praising Brandon Rios and Miguel Acosta for putting on a great fight tonight in Las Vegas.  → read full story

Rios beats Acosta, but isn’t ready for Juan Manuel Marquez or Humberto Soto

By Dan Ambrose: Photo credit Tom Casino/Showtime – Brandon Rios (27-0-1, 20 KO’s) did what he had to do to wear down a constantly moving WBA lightweight champion Miguel Acosta (28-4-2, 22 KO’s) on Saturday night, knocking Acosta down three times to get a 10th round stoppage win at the Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, […]

Rios stops Acosta, captures WBA title

By Jim Dower: Photo credit Tom Casino/Showtime – Brandon Rios (27-0-1, 20 KO’s) came on strong after a poor start in the first four rounds on Saturday night and ended up stopping WBA World lightweight champion Miguel Acosta (28-4-2, 22 KO’s) in the 10th round to capture his WBA title at the Palms Casino Resort, […]

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