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Old 11-21-2012, 09:31 PM
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Default I don't think Broner would beat Rios

I think Broner looked great last Saturday and hes world class, but i think Rios has the perfect style to beat him. I have yet to see Broner get on his toes and box (effectively). He seems like hes best at stalking his opponent (De Leon, Demarco, Escobedo, Litzau ect) and i think Rios would be more than happy to make it an in close exchange. Rios doesn't have the long arms of Demarco, he has short arms made for compact hooks and in fighting and hes already naturally stronger than Broner and IMO hits harder. Since people like comparing him to Mayweather, i wanna bring up the first Castillio fight. Floyd tried early to bang a little with Jose to prove that he can stay inside with him when he needed to , but when it didn't work, he was forced to fight on his heels for the remaining portion of the fight. This is the biggest difference between Broner and Floyd. Floyd had the ability to fight on his back foot because that was natural to him, he had the skill and ring IQ from a technical standpoint to do so. Broner hasn't showed me yet that he can box/counter while on his toes. If he did, he would have did that to De Leon. Broner would not, and i repeat not, get the better of Rios in an up close dog fight. It simply wouldn't happen.
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