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Rios Did Heavy Work With Cayo For Acosta Shot

By Ryan Burton

Brandon Rios knows that his upcoming title fight with Miguel Acosta won't be easy. One of the reasons why he is confident that will leave the ring with his hand raised is because of the sparring he received in training camp.

Rios' sparring partners ranged from lightweights to middleweights. One of the fighters that Rios sparred with is Victor Cayo (26-1) out of the Dominican Republic. The junior welterweight's only defeat was a TKO loss to the heavy handed Marcos Maidana last March.

Rios feels that Cayo's style is very similar to the style of Acosta. Rios told BoxingScene, "I sparred a lot with Victor Cayo. Cayo was the perfect sparring partner because of his style.  If you have seen a Cayo fight then you have seen an Acosta fight."

Acosta-Rios takes place on Saturday at The Palms in Las Vegas and will be broadcast by Showtime on Saturday.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SluggerFan on 02-24-2011

I have no idea who to pick in this fight! I have never seen Acosta but I have seen Rios and knows this guy comes to fight. I really don't care what happens or who wins, I just want to…

Comment by patpatpts on 02-24-2011

[/QUOTE] here go the sparring

Comment by theplayerpimp on 02-24-2011

Dam thats a great sparring partner to prepare for acosta. War bam bam

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 02-24-2011

Well, I don't see the comparison. Whatever floats his boat.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-24-2011

cayo doesnt stick to game plan thats why he got ko by madaina acosta is a smart veteran with more power then cayo

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