Advertisement
Advertisement

Beltran: Marquez Has Fully Ruled Out Brandon Rios

By Miguel Rivera and Rene Umanzor

According to promoter Fernando Beltran, WBO interim-junior welterweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has fully ruled out the possibility of facing former lightweight champion Brandon Rios on July 14th at Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

As BoxingScene.com previously reported in an earlier story, Marquez has two names at the top of his list, former four division world champion Erik Morales and undefeated Filipino Mercito Gesta. Marquez and Beltran are nervous about Rios' recent weight struggles. He failed to make weight for his last two outings, but those two encounters took place at 135-pounds.

"I spoke with Juan Manuel and Brandon Rios is completely ruled out because of his discipline in terms of weight issues. We are nervous about having to enter a strong training camp and then there will be a problem. And to tell you the truth, he has the least recognizable name among the proposals that we've received," Beltran said.

BoxingScene has confirmed that Erik Morales will indeed meet with Golden Boy Promotions at their Los Angeles office on Monday afternoon to discuss his options,  which includes a July bout with Marquez. Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer advised BoxingScene that he's spoken with Top Rank President Todd DuBoef, who co-promotes Juan Manuel, about the Marquez-Morales encounter.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 05-14-2012

I must be the only one who doesn't want to see Morales again. When was his last good win??? 2005.

Comment by Jack Napier on 05-14-2012

might as well fight Gesta likely we get Pac-JMM 4, so Marquez fighting a lefty is smart it's meaningless, but at least it keeps him in Pac mode wanted the Rios fight, but understand why he's turning Rios down screw…

Comment by Camp Beast on 05-14-2012

Good! Rios doesn't deserve a Marquez payday after that boxing lesson he took from Abril and after failing to make weight two fights in a row. Much rather see Morales(missed weight last fight) or Judah. In that order!

Comment by EdMon917 on 05-14-2012

[QUOTE=omh;12123450]glad that bum isn't getting rewarded after robbing abrillo[/QUOTE] CO-SIGN. Have Bum Bum make weight and win an actual fight then he could get another big fight going.

Comment by tlarry on 05-14-2012

Rios has not only beaten nobody, he looked lousy in his last fight against a no-name tomato can. He missed weight, he doesn't represent himself as a professional, and clearly doesn't deserve to be in the ring with a legend…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (29)
Top Headlines Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Shows His Power on The Heavy Bag Groves Feels Murray Never Recovered From Pounding By Golovkin Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Details Strategy, Camp For Molina Teddy Atlas: I Don't Think There is Any Interest in May-Pac Rematch Whyte Eyes Anthony Joshua Rematch: I Want To Whup His Ass! Video: Joel Diaz on Recent Defeats of Victor Ortiz, Tim Bradley Custio Clayton Continues His Streak With Knockout Win Video: Justin Fortune on Khan, Golovkin, McGregor, Canelo, More Miguel Vazquez: I Will Ask Al Haymon To Get Me Adrien Broner Jermell Charlo Tells WBC That He Wants Canelo Alvarez Clash Video: John Molina Talks, Ruslan Provodnikov Crashes Interview Golovkin's Promoter: Canelo Talks Not Dead, Still Our Priority! Video: Ruslan Provodnikov Cracks Away on The Mitts Video: Provodnikov on Golovkin vs. Canelo, Facing John Molina Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Final Press Conference Video: David Avanesyan Confident of Stunning Shane Mosley WBC Eyes Tourney, With WBA/IBF, To Set Golovkin's Opponent Lara: I Want Golovkin Next, He Would Solidify My Legacy! WBC Prez Wants Canelo Hate To Stop, Plans To Give High Ranking Video: Martin Murray Confident of Taking Down George Groves Video: George Groves on DeGale vs. Jack, Haye, Facing Murray Dorticos Already Back In Gym After FOTY Win Over Kalenga Lara-Martirosyan II Leads Second-Most Watched '16 SHO Telecast Video: George Groves, Martin Murray Go Face To Face Ricky Burns Focused on History, Becoming 3 Weight Champ Jorge Linares Inks New Pact With Golden Boy Video: Martin Murray Gives Take on Canelo-Golovkin Rift George Groves: I'm Looking To Take Martin Murray Out! Video: Dillian Whyte on PEDs in Boxing, Joshua-Breazeale, More Dillian Whyte Wants Two Tuneups, Then More Experienced Foes Rances Barthelemy, Mickey Bey Discuss Training Camp, More Eubank Offers To Give British Title To Blackwell, Hennessy Reacts Enzo Maccarinelli Vows To Beat Dmytro Kucher in Style Khurtsidze's Coach: We're Ready To Face Golovkin in September Ruenroeng, Casimero Make Weight Following Photo-Op Confusion Francisco Vargas Nears Testing Record For Combat Sports in Cali Lara To Golovkin: I've Called You Out a Few Times, Let's Fight! George Groves vs Martin Murray Now WBA Title Eliminator Well-preserved veteran Nick Casal eager to end five-year hiatus Parker's Coach Confident His Boxer Will Succeed Where Tua Failed
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement