Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Brandon Rios Says Erik Morales is After One Final Payday

by Chris Robinson

During my latest swing through the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California, I caught up with former champion Brandon Rios after another spirited workout.

Coming off of a split-decision victory over Richard Abril in April that resulted in several members of the press taking shots at him and questioning his skills, the outspoken Rios at first wasn’t in the mood to talk but eventually opened up and fired back at his critics during our one on one interview.

Aside from lashing out, Rios also took a look at some recent storylines in the sport, giving his take on various subplots surrounding the likes of Andre Berto, Juan Manuel Marquez, Amir Khan, and others.

Another name brought up during our dialogue was that of former four-division champion Erik Morales, who was last seen suffering a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Danny Garcia on March 24th in Houston, Texas. And while Garcia has moved on towards a lucrative July 14th date with Khan in Las Vegas, so too does Morales continue to create interest, as he was a rumored foe for Marquez’s now-cancelled July 14th showcase in Dallas, Texas and is presently being considered for a rematch with Marcos Maidana or the winner of the upcoming Lucas Matthysse-Humberto Soto encounter.

Now 35 years old and having been a professional for over nineteen years, Morales comes across as a fighter simply looking to cash out, according to Rios.

“Just looking for another payday,” Rios would state. “Erik Morales didn’t look good in his last fight. He didn’t look too good. He looked old already. His age is catching up to him I think. He looked very old. He looks like he’s already came down his hill. He’s not a [Juan Manuel] Marquez, who still looks fresh at an older age. He didn’t look like that.”

As for Rios, it appears that he is lined up for a July 7th date with the capable Mauricio Herrera at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

Exclusive coverage from Chris Robinson's latest Oxnard road trip
Chris Robinson is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He can be reached at Trimond@aol.com and www.Twitter.com/CRHarmony
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pinoy4ever on 05-27-2012

erik morales vs bam bam lets get that on

Comment by BoxerDood on 05-27-2012

As sad as it sounds, I'd seriously pick Morales over Rios right now...He has some serious proving to do.

Comment by EdMon917 on 05-27-2012

LOL @ Bum Bum trying to talk about any other fighter especially a legend like Morales. This pig got humiliated by an unknown. Shut your mouth you overrated fvck.

Comment by iloveboxing2 on 05-27-2012

Morales is probably over the hill but Erik is proven fighter that won him several titles making him marketable and he can still fight. Rios on the the other has long way to go and should really think first before…

Comment by KickAzz on 05-27-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12171745]During my latest swing through the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California, I caught up with former champion Brandon Rios after another spirited workout. [[URL=http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=53285]Click Here To Read More[/URL]][/QUOTE] yeah, EM is after a final payday, so hopefully Rios…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines NSAC Head: McGregor is Younger, Stronger, Longer, Big Puncher Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Post-Undisputed Report Card McGregor's Trainer: No Doubt Mayweather Gets Knocked Out! Estrada Training Hard, Expects High Drama With Carlos Cuadras Euro News: Virgilijus Stapuliones, Frenois vs. Dib, More Ellerbe: Mayweather Brought Boxing Back, People Talking Again! Malignaggi: The Boxing World is Laughing at McGregor! Roy Jones Jr. and BeIN Sports Ink Television Deal For Events Harmonito Dela Torre Furious Over Saul Rodriguez Withdrawal McGregor KO Would Resonate Far Beyond Weekend in Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo Took Mayweather Fight Too Soon, Better for It Cleverly Expects Mayweather To Stop McGregor Inside of Six Retirement Crosses Canelo's Mind, But Not Ready to Walk Away McGregor Motivated By Dismissive Boxing Fans, Vows to 'Educate' Samuel Vargas Edges Ali Funeka Over Ten Rounds Mayweather-McGregor: Camps Warned To Avoid Confrontations Photos: Payano vs. Santiago, Herring vs. Miller - Official Weights IBF Abolishes Second Weigh-in For Unification Bouts Arum Discusses Crawford's Future, Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Joshua: Mayweather Will Beat McGregor in Landslide, Can't Compete Marcos Hernandez Camp Notes For Kevin Newman Bout Arum Gives Latest on Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Fight Jeff Horn: I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor! Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December! Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone McGregor: No Fan of Canelo, Golovkin - I Want Lomachenko-Rigo Chris Algieri: McGregor Loses, Took Me 10-15 Fights To Transition McGregor: Horn Mauled Pacquiao - That Was No Robbery Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21 Usyk vs. Huck: Otto Wallin vs. Timur Stark Added To The Card Euro News: Braehmer-Brant, Pawel Stepien, Pierre Madsen, More Andre Ward: We Could See Mayweather Win With BIG Knockout Pacquiao-Horn Funding Issue Resolved: Manny Plans To Fight Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement