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 Last update:  5/5/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Rios Still Very Much an Option For Marquez on July 14th
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By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that despite earlier reports that a junior welterweight fight between Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39KOs) and Zab Judah (42-7, 29KOs) is being discussed for July 14th at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, former champion Brandon Rios (30-0-1, 22KOs) is still very much an option for Marquez.

Last month's split-site pay-per-view was put together by Top Rank to build a July meeting between Marquez and Rios. In the main event from Mexico, Marquez won the WBO's interim-junior welterweight title with a twelve round decision over Sergey Fedchenko. However, Rios struggled to make weight and won a controversial decision over Richard Abril in the lightweight co-feature.

While Judah is confident he will land the fight with Marquez, Rios is still being heavily considered for the spot.

Tags: Juan Manuel Marquez , Brandon Rios , Zab Judah , Marquez-Judah , Marquez vs Judah


 

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comment by v.cassiusali@ya, on 05-06-2012
rios has not proven his worth yet...an unknown abril exposed him...a total mismatch... maidana-marquez is better...

comment by Snake..., on 05-05-2012
it's better then the judah fight....at least Rios will try to win unlike zab who will quit after 4 rounds..

comment by encino man, on 05-05-2012
rios' best win is anthony peterson. i wouldn't even pick rios in a rematch. the dude is fun to watch but i can't believe the hype he gets. people on here seriously thought he was gonna be a p4p fighter? get real. marquez beats the ever-loving dog**** out of this guy.

comment by Simply Zyzz, on 05-05-2012
step aside fat boy, that fight is too big for ya

comment by Rox, on 05-05-2012
Rios wont make weight.

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