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Garcia: Rios Would Love To Fight Juan Manuel Marquez

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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_;13063017]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…

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