Who Wins: Brandon Rios vs. Lucas Matthysse at 140 Lbs.
this would be an action-packed war from the opening bell and should definitely be made sometime 2013. even though both fighters are under rival promoters (GB and TP) who's had differences in the past, that should not be enough reason not to give boxing fans a fight to remember.
rios is a guy who just straight up loves to fight and trades a lot of punches with bad intention. he's undefeated (lost to abril though scorecards show otherwise), does have a solid chin and some head movement but subpar footwork.
as for matthysse, he's more of a ferocious boxer-brawler with a high percentage of ko wins.
if the fight were to take place, i see every minute of every round to be filled with fireworks, both fighters exchanging bombs in the middle of the ring. but as they reach the middle rounds, i think rios will start to welt as he takes more punishment from matthysse's crisp right hands and starts to get pushed to the ropes. matthyyse wins 12th round TKO.