Rios Suffers Broken Right Hand In Win Over Acosta

By Ryan Burton

Boxingscene has learned that newly crowned WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios suffered a broken right hand in his victory over Miguel Acosta.

Rios survived four grueling rounds to eventually overcome the Venezuelan and win his first world title.

The news comes moments after learning that Acosta had to be carried out of the arena on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital for head scans.

Suffice to say, both fighters paid a heavy price in the early leader for Fight of the Year.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TaurusJ27 on 02-27-2011

That guy is tough.

Comment by reneg_2 on 02-27-2011

[QUOTE=SluggerFan;10166208]I agree! Rios showed that he is more than just a brawler and also showed he has a great chin as well. After the fourth round, I thought he was on his way down but this man has no quit…

Comment by SluggerFan on 02-27-2011

[QUOTE=Catrin;10164330]HELL OF A FIGHT MR. BAM BAM RIOS! today u show the heart of a true MEXICAN WARRIOR & CHAMP... and u did it wit CLASE! LIL HOMIE... salud are now the new WBA lightweight champion! Viva Mexico! Puro…

Comment by ciscotx99 on 02-27-2011

I had never seen Acosta fight. The guy is the real deal. Rios heart and determination (and Chin) pulled off the win. WOW!!!!! I expect a bright future for the both of them!!!! I hope Acosta hospital visit comes back…

Comment by koolttt on 02-27-2011

[QUOTE=Southpawology;10164202]wow...he had a broken right hand?? he wasnt wincing in pain or anything from what i can recall??....even in the post fight interview he seemed fine... rios= BEASTTT[/QUOTE] That's what what I'm saying...never heard him complain to his corner or…

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