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 Last update:  2/20/2013       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Garcia: Rios Would Love To Fight Juan Manuel Marquez
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By Miguel Rivera

Last week BoxingScene.com ran an article with trainer Nacho Beristain, who said Mexican star Juan Manuel Marquez is more interested in facing Brandon Rios than taking part in a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao. Rios' trainer, Robert Garcia, says his fighter would love to get the opportunity to face Marquez.

At the moment Rios (31-0-1, 23KOs) is preparing for a very hard rematch with Mike Alvarado, scheduled for March 30th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. If Rios comes through, Garcia feels there is certainly enough time to hold a training camp for a September fight with Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs).

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who promotes both Rios and Marquez, says the Mexican star is making these type of comments as a tactic to negotiate the best financial deal for a fifth fight with Pacquiao in the fall.  

"Nacho and Marquez are in a position to choose their opponent, and Juan Manuel says that he wants to fight with Brandon. It's a fight that can happen without major problems, since both of them are with the same promoter [Top Rank]. A fight between Marquez and Rios would draw more attention than [Marquez facing] someone like [Tim] Bradley, by far. Nacho is right, because [Brandon's style] suits them, and it's not only about styles, but also about business. The fans would be very interested to see Marquez vs. Rios," Garcia said to La Presa.

Tags: Juan Manuel Marquez , Robert Garcia , Brandon Rios



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comment by bojangles1987, on 02-21-2013
I'd sure love to see Marquez and Rios fight.

comment by TheHook84, on 02-21-2013
The problem is that Brandon isn't a pay per view attraction. He needs to make a name for himself more before he gets bigger fights.

comment by ddangerous, on 02-21-2013
Make. It. Happen. :boxing: :boxing: :boxing:

comment by Muscles72, on 02-21-2013
I think rios is a bad fight for Marquez at this point.

comment by whoseyourdaddy, on 02-21-2013
[QUOTE=_original_]I personally think Diaz was a better fighter than Rios, except in the power department. That version Diaz would have easily UD'd Rios IMO.[/QUOTE] You took the words right out of my mouth...I was going to post that but you beat me to it. Bob Make it happen!!! and I promise I'l...

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