Advertisement
Advertisement

Photos: Miguel Acosta Sparring For Brandon Rios Bout

By Hilmar Rojas

The lightweight champion, the World Boxing Association, the Venezuela Miguel "Aguacerito" Acosta, met late Wednesday with a session of ten rounds of sparring as part of the reopening of the Gimnasio Mocho Navas in Petare, Venezuela. Acosta will make his first defense of the black and gold belt on February 26 in Las Vegas, when he takes on Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios.

As part of hiss preparation, the Venezuelan bundled up with a number of professionals - Fernando Angulo, Jaider Parra, Alfonso Perez, Marco Antonio Avendaño and Frank "Gocho" Rojas - two rounds each and three minutes each.

Acosta said: "I'm comfortable with the work we have done and we've had a great preparation. I feel good about the movement and the speed that I've achieved with my hands. Today I was with boxers of lesser and greater weight, left-handed and right-handed, and I saw everything. I did well. "

Acosta, under the supervision of his coach Orangel "Memin" Ramos and his manager, Oscar Acosta, was working on speed and strength in each of the round. Furthermore, the cardiovascular, respiratory and resilience of the champion was evaluated by the team.

"He did well with the way he dodged the punches and stepped to the side, though he wanted to more sparring partners that were different, some who went forward, some more stylists, weights that were large and small, fast and slow," said Ramos.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eaner0919 on 02-03-2011

Acosta is going to be one tough cookie to crack

Comment by ViciousVic on 02-03-2011

[QUOTE=feroth;10052475]What do you mean by better or more suitable than Soto? I personally think Soto knocks Rios out in 10 or 11 rounds but I do think Acosta is gonna give Rios an even fight. If he goes to the…

Comment by feroth on 02-03-2011

[QUOTE=ViciousVic;10052370]I always thought Acosta was a more suitable and better opponent then Soto thats why im high on this fight. I think Acosta will give Rios trouble early on but Rios should run over him in the later rounds when…

Comment by ViciousVic on 02-03-2011

I always thought Acosta was a more suitable and better opponent then Soto thats why im high on this fight. I think Acosta will give Rios trouble early on but Rios should run over him in the later rounds when…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Mikey Garcia: I Look Forward To Winning Another World Title! Ed Brown Beats Gilbert Venegas Again, Remains Unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz: I'll Win a Rematch - in Los Angeles or Belfast! Carl Frampton: I Wanted a Fight The People Would Remember Antonio Orozco Wins Hard-Fought Decision Over Abner Lopez Joseph Diaz Jr. Makes Quick Work, Crushes Victor Proa in Two Carl Frampton Beats Leo Santa Cruz, Wins WBA Belt in a War Luis Nery Breaks Down David Sanchez For Stoppage Win Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Mikey Garcia Drops Elio Rojas Four Times For TKO in Five Tony Harrison Stops Sergey Rabchenko in IBF Eliminator LIVE HBO Latino Results From Indio, California Photo: Golovkin Heads To London To Face Off With Kell Brook Leo Santa Cruz: I Saw Defects in Quigg Win, I'll Catch Frampton! Paulie Malignaggi Beats Gabe Bracero in Battle of Brooklyn Tevin Farmer Dominates Ivan Redkach For Decision Win Josh Warrington Stops Patrick Hyland, in Line For Gary Russell Frampton: Santa Cruz is Definitely a Bigger Fight Than Quigg Robert Garcia: Mikey is Only 28, His Prime is Still Ahead McGuigan: No Size Advantage for Santa Cruz vs. Frampton Dillian Whyte Dominates David Allen, Wins WBC Regional Belt Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton: Pre-Fight Report Card Michel Soro, Hassan N'Dam Batter Opponents in France Luke Campbell Survives Knockdown, Beats Mendez For WBC Silver Santa Cruz vs. Frampton LIVE Results From Barclays Tyrone Nurse Outpoints Tommy Coyle in Cracker To Retain Mikey Garcia's Coach: We'd Love Terence Crawford in The Future! Leo Santa Cruz: The Pressure Is On Me In Carl Frampton Fight Ryan Burnett, Yafai, Gavin, Eggington, Feigenbutz Win in Leeds SHO’s Espinoza: Santa Cruz-Frampton Part of Unofficial Tourney Paulie Malignaggi: I’d Love To End My Career in Brooklyn Michel Soro Returns To Action in Le Cannet, France McGuigan: Santa Cruz Facing Frampton Because of Gonzalez Fight Frampton’s Promoter Eyes Russell, Selby Next - No Quigg, or Rigo Photos: Adonis Stevenson Blasts Williams Hard - MEGA Gallery Santa Cruz Expects Carl Frampton To Out-Weigh Him In Ring Mikey Garcia: If No Layoff, I Definitely Would Be a Big Star Berto Wouldn’t Be A Gimme For Danny Garcia, Says Showtime VP Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Post-Fight Report Card Frampton Must Defy Conventional Wisdom To Upset Santa Cruz
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement