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Rios Discusses Bittersweet Feelings on Maidana in Oxnard

By Luis Sandoval

Robert Garcia’s Boxing Academy in Onxard, CA has become a hotbed for boxers as it houses some of boxing’s top names as well as good upcoming talent. The latest fighter to join Garcia’s stable is hard hitting Argentina native Marcos Maidana.

Many have wanted to see Maidana square off against one of Garcia’s most prized pupils Brandon Rios but that fight won’t be a possibility anymore as they are now both trained by the same trainer.

Rios was on the latest edition of BoxingScene’s official radio show The Boxing Lab and talked about the Marcos Maidana situation. When Rios was previously on the show, he said that he felt Marcos Maidana would be the fighter that would give him his war and he wanted that fight the most. Fast forward to today and Rios will still get to fight Maidana but it will be with bigger gloves and head gear.

“I haven’t sparred with him yet. I was supposed to spar with him when I was training for Mauricio [Herrera] but I hurt my arm and my elbow. I got hurt it in training so I had to pull out so that’s why I didn’t get to spar with him. But I’m back now and he went on vacation back to Argentina I think, I’m not too sure but he’ll be back in the gym. And when he gets back I’ll be there so we can duke it out. I can fight him still but in sparring. Not in the ring like I wanted to but we’ll be sparring partners together and it’s going to be great” said Rios.

Many fans were a bit disappointed when they realized a fight between these two would not be a possibility anymore. When Rios himself heard the news of Maidana coming to Onxard, it was bittersweet.

“You know it was disappointing because of the fact that I wanted the war. We can do it in sparring now but it’s not the same as in [actually] fighting. I was disappointed but then I was like whatever because it was a good that he came because he thought Robert could help him out better. So I’m happy for Robert. Robert’s name is getting big out there” Rios would tell The Boxing Lab.

“Robert [now] has two brawlers; he has boxers so he pretty much has everything. It’s going to be great for our team and it’s going to be great for Robert.”

You can listen to Brandon Rios’ interview in its entirety by listening to The Boxing Lab podcast: http://tobtr.com/s/3420761

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PR ESQ. on 08-02-2012

[QUOTE=tlarry;12392629]You don't know your fighters if you call Maidana classless. Rios, absolutely. Maidana? A class act who nobody wants to fight because he's such a huge risk in the ring, preferably at 140. Robert Guerrero wouldn't reschedule his fight fight…

Comment by PR ESQ. on 08-02-2012

[QUOTE=WarMaidana;12392652]are you dumb? Maidana has more class than most boxers[/QUOTE] The notion that I am dumb is comical and hilarious; u dont want to go there son! Nevertheless, perhaps, in retro and upon further review, what I truly meant to…

Comment by Bushbaby on 08-02-2012

[QUOTE=tlarry;12392629]You don't know your fighters if you call Maidana classless. Rios, absolutely. Maidana? A class act who nobody wants to fight because he's such a huge risk in the ring, preferably at 140. Robert Guerrero wouldn't reschedule his fight fight…

Comment by _original_ on 08-02-2012

I think we all would have loved to have seen Rios-Maidana, but Rios-Alvarado might be just as good.

Comment by Earl-Hickey on 08-02-2012

[QUOTE=tlarry;12392629]You don't know your fighters if you call Maidana classless. Rios, absolutely. Maidana? A class act who nobody wants to fight because he's such a huge risk in the ring, preferably at 140. Robert Guerrero wouldn't reschedule his fight fight…

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