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 Last update:  4/13/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever            &
Brandon Rios Weighs In, Two Pounds Over The Limit
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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.

Tags: Mauricio Herrera , Mercito Gesta , Brandon Rios , Mike Alvarado , Richard Abril , Alvarado-Herrera , Alvarado vs Herrera , Rios-Abril , Rios vs Abril

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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]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!]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, it's time for BamBam to move up. Hell he might have to skip 140 altogether...

comment by garfios, on 04-14-2012
[QUOTE=davis828]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 weight in anymore as opposed to going up to a loaded division? There'...

comment by Rox, on 04-14-2012
Rios VS Perro Angulo make it happen!!

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