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Photos: Brandon Rios Training Hard For Urbano Antillon

By Chris Robinson

We are now a few weeks away from on of the sport's most anticipated summer duels as WBA lightweight champion Brandon 'Bam Bam' Rios will defend his crown against former title challenger Urbano Antillon at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. It is almost a foregone conclusion that their battle will result in a toe-to-toe trench war, the type of battle where each man will look to impose himself on the other.

Rios is coming off of a wild come-from-behind stoppage over Venezuela's Miguel Acosta last February, a fight that once again saw him inside of the Pearl Theatre at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rios was able to withstand an early assault from his elder in the opening rounds before turning up the pressure and registering three knockdowns on his way to a 10th round stoppage. 

 
 
A star was definitely born on that night but the 25-year old Rios isn't looking to let any momentum slip away, as evidenced by his grueling training regimen leading into the Antillon clash. A two-hour visit to trainer Robert Garcia's Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California shed much light into Rios' mind set heading into the fight as well as his carefree demeanor.


 
While in camp, Rios loves to crack jokes and talk smack with his team members but when it is time to train he is all about work. On this particular day he could be found sparring twelve intense rounds and as each stanza passed he only seemed to get stronger and stronger.


 
Rios' forte is an aggressive style based on hammering shots to the body and head, and his sessions definitely resonated on this day. July 9th is inching closer and closer and 'Bam Bam' looks to be more on point as each day passes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-22-2011

[QUOTE=UL1210;10727847]Rios always looks sick to me when he is cutting weight. He is not a small man and I don't think his body is going to be able to make it down to 135 very much longer. I give him…

Comment by UL1210 on 06-22-2011

Rios always looks sick to me when he is cutting weight. He is not a small man and I don't think his body is going to be able to make it down to 135 very much longer. I give him…

Comment by chiguy91 on 06-22-2011

yeah, i don't like rios, he's obnoxious in every video i seen of him, but he is entertaining to watch, i'll admit that. still, don't like his style, guerrero outclasses him imo. i would actually like to see rios/maidana in…

Comment by LeG00N on 06-22-2011

[QUOTE=Clint650;10726763]Rios by knockout. i think Guerrero and JMM will be tough fights for Rios, but everyone else will have a tough time giving him loss.[/QUOTE] Guerrero beats him on points JMM dissects him and stops him in the late rounds

Comment by LeG00N on 06-22-2011

[QUOTE=LaMexicanMigra;10726564]Bam Bam is a chicken that has ducked past challenges and wants to "cut in line" ahead of the #1 & #2 WBC ranked contenders, to get a shot at Soto's title. Soto is a real Mexican that fought his…

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