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Brandon Rios Weighs In, Two Pounds Over The Limit

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas - The weights are in for Saturday night's HBO pay-per-view. In a battle for the vacant WBA lightweight championship, interim beltholder Richard Abril (17-2-1, 8KOs) came in at 135-pounds. Former champion Brandon Rios (29-0-1, 22KOs) weighed in at 137, two-pounds over the lightweight limit. Rios struggled to make weight for his last fight in December against John Murray and initially planned to move up to 140 before agreeing to this fight.

No official decision, at least not yet, on whether Rios is going to sweat off the weight to make 135, or if a deal will be reached with Abril to move forward with Rios at 137. 

Rios came back an hour later and weighed in at 139, which appears to be his final weigh-in attempt.

In a junior welterweight bout, Mike Alvarado (32-0, 23KOs) and Mauricio Herrera (18-1, 7KOs) both came in at 140-pounds.

Undefeated lightweight contender Mercito Gesta (24-0-1, 12KOs) weighed 137-pounds, while Oscer Cuero (15-7, 12KOs) came in at 138-pounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 04-14-2012

not making the wt has been a problem the past 2/3 bouts but the big problem is moving up vs bigger & harder hitting guys& w/the way Brandon takes shots, how long does he last???

Comment by garfios on 04-14-2012

[QUOTE=Njord777;12001386]I won't pay to watch Marquez keep his name relevant or for Brandon Rios to scrape by another weight draining fiasco...can anyone hook me up with a link?[/QUOTE] you need a satllite...

Comment by garfios on 04-14-2012

[QUOTE=Chief2ndzOnly!;12001110]While it is sad. We all know that he cant make 135 anymore, Hell, he knows he cant make 135 anymore, but he did give a solid effort to make the weight. There's no need in killin himself any longer,…

Comment by garfios on 04-14-2012

[QUOTE=davis828;11999335]I think Rios gets sparked by B-level fighters at '40. He's had trouble making '35 (or even '37 at that) for the last three or four years. Why drain yourself continuously at a weight class you know you can't make…

Comment by Young Thug on 04-14-2012

Rios VS Perro Angulo make it happen!!

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