By Luis Sandoval
Brandon Rios quickly became a force to be reckoned with at Junior Welterweight as he moved up from 135 pounds and beat a strong undefeated Mike Alvarado by stopping him in 7 rounds. Another fighter is currently contemplating such a move up and that is Adrien Broner and people are already envisioning a fight with him and Rios.
After his victory over Gavin Rees, Broner has been asked about possibly fighting Rios in various interviews. Broner has gone on to say he either didn’t know who Rios was or that Rios would be easy work.
BoxingScene caught up with Brandon Rios and asked him for his thoughts regarding some of Broner’s recent comments. The always candid Rios did not hold back as he went on to say Broner still has not beat any top name fighters and is definitely no Floyd Mayweather.
“That's stupidness because this mother****r acts like he's on top of the world. He hasn't really done sh*t. He's fighting little motherf****s. Midget motherf****s is who he's fighting. He fights little f**kers that actually hit him without power. Imagine if I hit him with those type of shots [Rees] hit him with. I think he would've been done. Me and Lucas Matthysse or even Danny Garcia would f***ing hurt this guy. He's stupid” Rios would tell BoxingScene.
“He thinks he's the next Mayweather. He ain't no Mayweather. It showed that night. With a little midget with no power hit him, and if that was Mayweather in that situation, that would never happen. So this motherf****r ain't no Mayweather. He's stupid.”
This would definitely be a fight fans dream fight but the possibilities of it happening are small considering both men are with rival promoters. Both men and known to be outspoken but Rios believes Broner wouldn’t say the things he’s saying if they were to meet up in person.
“And he asks 'Brandon who?’ If he don't know who the f**k I am then I think he's in the wrong sport because everybody knows who I am. So it’s kind of stupid for this guy to say that sh*t. He looked retarded for saying that. Ignorance, he's a fu**ing ignorant dude. But you know what, I bet you anything if I go [up to him] face to face he won't say sh*t. Look what [Robert] Guerrero did; he bitched him out. Made him look like a bitch in front of the cameras! 'I still got my 0", that's all he could say. 'I still got my 0'. What does the 0 matter if you fu**ing [have] not challenged the best. I want the best. I don't care if I have an 0 or not, I want the best. That's who I want” declared Rios.
While a fight with both men probably won’t happen soon, it seems like things are already brewing between both. Let’s hope the Top Rank-Golden Boy feud ends soon so fights like these could be made.
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