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 Last update:  5/11/2014       Read more by Salvador Rodriguez         
Brandon Rios vs. Omar Chavez Eyed For July 19 Bout?
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By Salvador Rodriguez

The legendary Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. has revealed that his son, Omar Chavez (32-2-1, 22KOs), has been offered a fight on July 19 against former lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23KOs). Omar is willing to take the fight - but only if the fight takes place at the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds. Omar says a catch-weight of 150 is being requested and that is too low for the boxer to make in a safe manner.

"They made me an offer for the fight, but they want 150 pounds and I'm not going to lose [that much weight] and come into the fight with nothing. It is a fight that interests us, yes, but at super welterweight - because going that far below the weight will kill me," Omar said.

"It's not really a fight that I had in mind, but we are ready for good opportunities and this is one of them. The problem is the weight. They want me to come down and I can not lose that much. Brandon Rios is a good fighter, he likes to come forward, he always makes good fights. I think our styles would go well together, but I think [the fight] is unlikely, because he wants me to come down [in weight] and I'm not going to go down. If they accept the fight at 154 pounds, we are ready."

Tags: Brandon Rios , Omar Chavez


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comment by Hougigo, on 05-13-2014
All these names being tossed around. I just heard Omatoso and Prescott

comment by bose, on 05-13-2014
[QUOTE=boxing maniac]Ive been hearing that Roberto Garcia might be a possible opponent for Rios IMO that would be a heck of a fight ![/QUOTE] Another tough fight if that get made for Rios. Tough fight after tough fight.

comment by bose, on 05-13-2014
This is another brutal fight that should be compared to Gatti vs. Ward and Castillo vs. Corrales. Tough brutal fight if this get made, Omar aint one to back down and we know what Rios brings to the table. War, just a brutal war, no other way around this fight if it gets made.

comment by boxing maniac, on 05-12-2014
Ive been hearing that Roberto Garcia might be a possible opponent for Rios IMO that would be a heck of a fight !

comment by Boxingscener, on 05-12-2014
how about a fight between Brandon Rios and Robert La Amenaza Garcia. Both have scheduled fights a week apart july 19 and july 25. Both are come forward fighters with power why not make the fight??? Brandon Rios is 31-2 (23 kos) vs Roberto La Amenaza Garcia who's 35-3 (23 kos) both are mexican w...

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