Lundy: Juan M. Marquez Would Pick Brandon Rios Apart

By Chris Robinson

Fresh off of his dominant victory over Dannie Williams this past Friday night, I touched bases with once-beaten lightweight contender Hank Lundy to get his thoughts on his performance as well as discussing his past, present, and future in the sport.

A brash and brazen Philadelphia native, Lundy is chomping at the bit to land a title shot and expressed a key interest in WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco, as well as showing intrigue in fights with lineal lightweight king Juan Manuel Marquez, former champion Brandon Rios, and outspoken junior lightweight titlist Adrien Broner.

Rios and Marquez both have scheduled fights in less than two weeks’ time when they co-headline an HBO pay per view event from different locations on April 14th. Rios will be facing off with WBA interim lightweight champion Richard Abril at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas while Marquez locks horns with once-beaten Ukrainian Sergey Fedchenko in his native Mexico City.

If both men are successful, it’s very likely we could be seeing a Marquez-Rios clash in July at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

It figures to make for a captivating evening but Lundy isn’t too enthused when giving a prediction on such a possible fight.

“I like Marquez to sit back and pick him apart,” Lundy would state. “Marquez, one thing people don’t know, that’s Marquez’s type of fight right there. He has to box Marquez and Brandon Rios can’t box. Him coming forward, it would be like the same thing like with Juan Diaz, when he fought Marquez. He came forward and what happened?

“Marquez picked him apart on the inside with the short shots, that’s what happened,” Lundy would add. “Brandon Rios throws no straight shots, he throws all looping punches. And the same thing would happen with him if he fought Marquez.”

Marquez is coming off of a majority-decision loss to Manny Pacquiao in the third fight of their memorable trilogy this past November but gave a tremendous account of himself, fighting well enough to convince many that he had won the bout.

Asked if he was surprised to see Marquez fight so well at age 38, Lundy pointed to the history between the two fighters when giving his response.

“No, because, at the end of the day, Pacquiao is tailor made for Marquez,” Lundy added.

“And there’s a couple fights, there’s two fights I’ve seen where he beat Pacquiao. But at the end of the day, things happened. They are tailor made for each other; styles make fights. To me, Marquez has Pacquiao’s number.”

Exclusives from Photojournalist Chris Robinson inside the Mayweather Boxing Club
Floyd Mayweather: 'Welcome to the Doghouse!' - A look inside the Mayweather Boxing Club on Tuesday, April 3rd as Floyd Mayweather Jr. tells super middleweight prospect Badou Jack 'Welcome to the doghouse' prior to his sparring session with Andre Dirrell. It was an intense scene as 50 Cent, Hasim Rahman, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Roger Mayweather and others watched on
Introducing Floyd Mayweather's sparring partners  -  Exclusive photos from Camp Mayweather as we take a look at Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s sparring partners, plus showcase other young talent in the gym. Including cameos by 50 Cent, Roger Mayweather, Andre Dirrell, Hasim Rahman, and others
Yuriorkis Gamboa trains at the Mayweather Boxing Club - Amidst turmoil in his career, Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa trains at the Mayweather Boxing Club
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mars Volta on 04-06-2012

yeah well at least Rios would have a punchers change vs JMM you on the other hand would be a no hoper

Comment by GRUSTLER on 04-06-2012

[QUOTE=ThePhantom5;11976654]Diaz II shouldn't have been that hard. Also he didn't have to go to war vs Katsidis. A prime Marquez beats Kats with out taking much damage at all. That why I'm calling is a slow decline. Its very subtle…

Comment by Bushbaby on 04-06-2012

I don't think so. I'm picking Rios's youth & size & power in this fight.

Comment by kidjalapeno on 04-06-2012

Jmm did have trouble in the first diaz fight..diaz had mad pressure on him but can he take rios pressure and power.. cant he keep him off him break him down stop him late at this age???jmm is a warrior…

Comment by Gary Coleman on 04-06-2012

Rios is limited as a fighter and severely overrated, in my opinion. I agree, Marquez takes him to school.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Schaefer Explains Ringstar Business Model, PBC Relationship Roach Still Wants Pacquiao vs. Canelo: I Love That Fight! Parker's Promoter Still Pushing To Keep Ruiz Fight in Auckland Manny Pacquiao: I Need a Convincing Win To Prove I'm Still Here Scott Quigg Makes Featherweight Debut on Anthony Joshua Card Pacquiao vs. Vargas Lands on BoxNation Katie Taylor Inks Promotional With Eddie Hearn, Pro Debut Set Oscar De La Hoya: 2016 is Maybe The Worst Year For Boxing Roach: I Don't Think Andre Ward is The Fighter He Used To Be Video: Freddie Roach Talks Golovkin, Kovalev vs. Ward, More Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Have Retirement Pact in Place Video: Justin Fortune Discusses The Heavyweight Division Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Sure, Why Not Video: Bob Arum Talks Schaefer, Trump, King, UFC, More Arum: I Would NEVER Do Pacquiao vs. Golovkin - It Was a Joke! Video: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work For Vargas Title Clash Video: Freddie Roach on Thurman-Garcia, Lebedev-Gassiev, More Mason Menard's Fight Now Off Due To Bookkeeping Issue Molina Still Wants Danny Garcia Fight: He Has Holes in His Armor Video: Manny Pacquiao Talks Camp, Retirement, Vargas, More Demetrius Andrade Very Motivated as Jack Culcay Clash Nears Photos: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work at Wild Card Gym Canelo Says The Ball is in Golovkin's Court: Accept The Offer! Ricardo Mayorga Crashes Into Taxi, Pursued For 200K in Damages Canelo Eager To Prove WBO Prez's Prediction of Mayweather KO Vences: A Win Over Casey Ramos Will Open A lot of Doors For Me Photos: Juanma, Vazquez Explode in Very Tense Final Presser Ustinov's Manager Expects WBA To Order Klitschko Title Fight Premier Boxing Champions Reveal Season 3 Schedule Helenius Faces Basile on 12/17, Chisora Rematch Eyed For March Arthur Abraham Shelved For Three Weeks Due To Elbow Injury SHO's Espinoza: Mayweather Won't Even Joke About Ring Return Curtis Stevens-De La Rosa Added To PPV Portion of Kovalev-Ward Briggs Claims Haye Used His Name: He Backed Out of Our Deal Cuellar Vows To Take Mares Out - Targets Frampton, Santa Cruz Klitschko: No Retirement, Joshua Fight Will Be Biggest in Years Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Juanma Repulses Me, I Will Knock Him Out! Jarrett Hurd vs. Jo Jo Dan Set, Jorge Cota is Now Out Badou Jack Thinks Ward-Kovalev is 50-50, Leans Ward With Pick De La Hoya Not Concerned With The Return of Richard Schaefer

Latest Active Forum Threads