By Luis Sandoval
With Brandon Riosí opponent Diego Chaves finally being cleared for a visa to be able to travel and fight in Las Vegas this Saturday night, the focus shifts back to the possible war both these fighters are expected to put on.
Both Rios and Chaves have come forward styles and have power in both hands which is the perfect recipe for an all-out slugfest.
When BoxingScene spoke to Rios he was asked what he expected from Chaves on fight night considering the high expectations for this bout. While fans might expect Chaves to war, Rios expects something different.
ďHeís probably going to feel the power and feel the pressure and then heís going to run. Iím pretty sure heís going to try to run and try to box meĒ said Rios. ďBut itís alright. Everybody thinks that I canít fight a boxer but I can. Itís just my last two fights it was different styles. Alvarado he really didnít box. He ran most of the time and Pacquiao, heís just a unique fighterĒ.
Chaves proved heís a true slugger when he faced a similar knockout artist like himself against Keith ďOne TimeĒ Thurman exactly a year ago. Regardless if Chaves boxes or slugs against Rios, Brandon is prepared to show the world that heís far from done.
ďIím going to go in there and show everybody that I still have a lot of gas in my tank and Iím not done yet. Itís not even half way empty, itís still full.† Iím still young in this sport and Iím ready. It just happens in my last fights I got too comfortable and I forgot what drove me there. I blame it on me and I donít blame anybody else. I got back down to earth and Iím ready nowĒ Rios would tell BoxingScene.
Riosí aggressive style garnered him popularity as his fights often resulted in exciting affairs and going into this fight, his mindset is no different. He only has one thing in his head going into the ring Saturday night.
ďIím ready to go out there and show the world that Iím not done yet. So whatís going on in my mind right now is war baby. The mentality of a warrior. The mentality that Iím going to go in there to kill and seek blood. Thatís the mentality I have right nowĒ.
Rios will try to score his first victory since 2012 and avoid losing three fights in a row. He believes this fight will put him back in the mix and prove heís still the same Bam Bam from before.
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