One fighter who might have missed out on a huge payday is Brandon Rios. According to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, the former lightweight titleholder from Oxnard, Calif., was in the mix to fight pay-per-view kingpin Manny Pacquiao next spring.
“I’m picking Pacquiao to win, because that’s who I want to fight,” the 26-year-old Rios (31-0-1, 23 KOs) said Friday night.
However, Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) has possibly wiped out those plans with a single right hand Saturday night. The Mexican legend’s sixth-round blow had Pacquiao out cold for close to a minute and effectively ended the Filipino’s status as the best fighter on the planet. [Click Here To Read More