Advertisement
Advertisement

Brandon Rios Closing in on Marquez Explosion in Texas

By Rick Reeno

According to Bob Arum, the CEO of Top Rank, next Saturday's split-site pay-per-view is a likely springboard for a potential all-action fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Brandon Rios.

Both fighters will headline separate events on the HBO/Top Rank pay-per-view telecast. Brandon Rios (29-0-1, 22 KOs) will fight Richard Abril (17-2-1, 8 KOs) for the vacant WBA lightweight title at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, while Márquez (53-6-1, 39 KOs) faces Sergey Fedchenko (30-1, 13 KOs) for the WBO's interim-junior welterweight title at the new Arena Mexico in Mexico City.

If Marquez and Rios pull through as expected, Arum's company will attempt to finalize a deal to match them on July 14th at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

"That's the plan. We would like to have Rios against Marquez at Cowboys Stadium, if they win their fights on Saturday," Arum told BoxingScene.com.

Both Rios and Marquez are willing to fight each other in July.

The winner of Marquez-Rios could very well move on to a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao in the fall - but that possibility depends on the outcome of Pacquiao's fight against Timothy Bradley on June 9th at the MGM Grand.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 915angel on 04-02-2012

[QUOTE=RyunosukeRonin;11964291]Don't see a downside to this fight for the fans or fighters should be a douzy[/QUOTE] not watchin if it aint at 147

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 04-02-2012

Don't see a downside to this fight for the fans or fighters should be a douzy

Comment by 915angel on 04-02-2012

dont wanna see this fight unless rios moves up to 147.. marquez is just gettin acquainted at 147 he looks more comfortable... hell marquez is the marquee fighter here if rios wanna step up lets make it at 147 :boxing:

Comment by RIZO24 on 04-02-2012

[QUOTE=the mesiah;11963513][SIZE="4"]MAKE IT HAPPEN OLD MAN!![/SIZE] [IMG]http://theboxingtribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Brandon-Rios_Juan-Manuel-Marquez1-284x300.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] JMM is so good but Rios is so much bigger and stronger!!! I hope they fight..

Comment by the mesiah on 04-02-2012

[SIZE="4"]MAKE IT HAPPEN OLD MAN!![/SIZE] [IMG]http://theboxingtribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Brandon-Rios_Juan-Manuel-Marquez1-284x300.jpg[/IMG]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (47)
Top Headlines Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green Rematch Inching Closer Photos: Marcos Maidana Resurfaces in The United States Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin Video: David Benavidez Discusses His Future, Return, More Video: Francisco Santana Ready For War With Benavidez Crawford Not Concerned About Postol’s Height, Reach Edge Wilder, Arreola Test Clean For All Banned Substances Eleider Alvarez-Robert Berridge Set For PBC Card Video: Viktor Postol Ready To Put on a Show With Crawford Roach: I Want Pacquiao To Fight at Least Two More Times Video: Oleksandr Gvozdyk on PPV Fight, The Future, More Video: Oscar Valdez Ready For Statement Title Win With Rueda Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, More Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov WBA Eliminator is Ordered Postol: Of Course I Want To Beat Terence Crawford By Knockout Warren: Smith Will Be Treated as World Star After Beating Canelo Crawford's Trainer: Postol is Cashing Out, He Wanted a Check Francisco Santana on Benavidez, leans to Crawford over Postol Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Broner, More Video: Matias Rueda Confident of Shocking Oscar Valdez Video: Crawford's Trainer Media Interview - Two Parter Tommy Coyle Aims To Make History in Leeds Showdown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement