Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Brandon Rios Talks Morales-Matthysse, Bradley Stripped - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  8/12/2011       Read more by Chris Robinson         
   
Brandon Rios Talks Morales-Matthysse, Bradley Stripped
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Chris Robinson

At the moment WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios is one of the hottest names in the sport. The Oxnard, California-based fighter is coming off of a scintillating 3rd round TKO over Urbano Antillon last month that only further heightened his appeal and people are dying to see what his next move is.

While Rios admits there is business to settle at 135 pounds, he also can’t hide his interest in one day moving to the junior welterweight division. He often keeps his eye on the action taking place at 140 pounds and I thought he would be a good person to ask when discussing the upcoming Erik Morales-Lucas Matthyse clash for the vacant WBC title.

Morales meets up with the dangerous Argentinean on September 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as part of the ‘Star Power’ pay-per-view event and the fight figures to be chalked full of excitement. Giving his take on the bout, Rios seems happy that Matthyse is still in the picture after losing disputed split-decisions to Devon Alexander and Zab Judah over the past nine months.

“It’s going to be a good fight,” said Rios. “I think Lucas Matthyse deserves another shot. I know his last two fights have been losses, I think by split-decision, but I feel he deserves another shot for a world title. I’m glad for him and it’s going to be a good fight.”

It’s pretty amazing to see the 34-year old Morales in a fight so meaningful at this point in his career, as he was pretty much left for dead after his decision loss to David Diaz in August of 2007. ‘El Terrible’ resurfaced in 2010 and surprised many this past April by giving a spirited effort in pushing Marcos Maidana to the limit over twelve full-throttle rounds.

Despite coming up short on the scorecards, Rios admits he was shocked to see Morales fight so well.

“I thought it was great, the way he performed in that fight with Maidana,” Rios added. “Nobody gave him a chance but he showed he still has what it takes to become a world champion. It’s definitely going to be a good fight with him and Lucas Matthyse because he definitely has the style like Maidana.”

Rios is torn as far as giving a prediction on the fight but sees a long night for both men.

“It going to go to a decision. Morales, he won me over with Maidana because I thought Maidana was going to tear him up. He took good shots like it was nothing. It’s hard to say [who wins] but I think it’s going to be a good fight. I’m not sure who’s going to win or not,” Rios said bluntly.

What shouldn’t be overlooked when assessing the fight is the fact that the WBC belt that Morales and Matthyse will be fighting for was blatantly stripped from champion Timothy Bradley. While it appears to be a move by Jose Sulaiman’s ( ) in order to give Morales a crack at a fourth world title, Rios can sympathize with what Bradley is going through.

“Yeah, I don’t know why they stripped him,” Rios said of Bradley. “He’s a good fighter, he’s been winning, and they just took his belt away. For them to take it away like that, it’s not right.”

Rios finished up by revealing that his injured hand is doing much better and that he is almost 100% and ready for ‘whoever’ they put in front of him. It looks more and more likely that he will be seeing time on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez trilogy at the MGM Grand on November 12th.

Chris Robinson is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. An archive of his work can be found here , and he can be reached at Trimond@aol.com
Tags: Timothy Bradley , Erik Morales , Lucas Matthysse , Brandon Rios , Morales-Matthysse , Morales vs Matthysse


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by jrrod02, on 08-13-2011
[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO]And I wonder why theres so many mexican champs giving free belts bradley should get his belt back wbc needs to get banned[/QUOTE] The WBC gives Mexicans belts the same way the WBO gives Puerto Ricans belts. Boxing first and foremost is a business, and as far as that, Mexi...

comment by newcastleking, on 08-12-2011
were salido and arce given a belt for free? nope, they smashed the p. r. champs for them titles. real tough ricans but they got smashed bro.

comment by lopez36, on 08-12-2011
[QUOTE=ma51f]Bradley got what he deserved. 7 months not defended and likely another 7 months before he could defend it. He has admited he will wait for a pacman/mayweather fight which would be at 147lbs.[/QUOTE] i dont know why people get upset,bradley himself already said he probably won't fi...

comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO, on 08-12-2011
And I wonder why theres so many mexican champs giving free belts bradley should get his belt back wbc needs to get banned

comment by ma51f, on 08-12-2011
Bradley got what he deserved. 7 months not defended and likely another 7 months before he could defend it. He has admited he will wait for a pacman/mayweather fight which would be at 147lbs.

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (6) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Boxer's Medal Refusal Creates H...
  Brandon Rios Return Eyed For 1/...
  Mayweather Willing To Return To...
  Donaire Looks Impressive in Spa...
  Floyd Mayweather Jr. Gives Take...
  Mayweather: Let Pacquiao Beat A...
  Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Interested...
  Stevens: When I Put N'Dam Down,...
  Takayama-Argumedo Ordered For V...
  Marco Huck Breaking From Sauerl...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.