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Rios vs Barrera Could Be Next, Soto Fight Doubts

By Rick Reeno

WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios is poised to face the winner of the upcoming WBC championship rematch between belt owner Humberto Soto and challenger Urbano Antillon. Soto-Antillon takes place on the May 7 pay-per-view undercard to Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

On Saturday night at The Palms in Las Vegas, Rios knocked out Miguel Acosta in the tenth round to capture the title in a Fight of The Year battle.

After the bout, BoxingScene.com was advised that former three division champion Marco Antonio Barrera is a serious possibility for Rios in his next fight. Acosta has already knocked out Antillon, and Rios has doubts about Soto taking the fight.

"After watching this, Soto will never take the fight, never. This fight was going to be against Soto, but he said he wasn't ready. But now he's fighting next week. He will never take the fight. So maybe Barrera or whoever my manager Cameron Dunkin, and my trainer Robert Garcia get for me," Rios told BoxingScene.com.

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

[QUOTE=BritishBoxing92;10165223]oh dear..why not fight the lineal champ JMM or even Soto? (not saying soto is a lineal champ just saying he is the wbc champ) instead they are interested in fighting an old barrera? :nonono: i want to see a…

Comment by Left Hook Tua on 02-27-2011

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;10165281]I see people bashing Rios for calling out Barrera, but people won't bring up the fact that JMM hasn't mentioned Rios' name and that's the only fight in this division that makes any sense. Soto is a glorified gate…

Comment by isbj on 02-27-2011

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;10165281]I see people bashing Rios for calling out Barrera, but people won't bring up the fact that JMM hasn't mentioned Rios' name and that's the only fight in this division that makes any sense. Soto is a glorified gate…

Comment by mani1 on 02-27-2011

[QUOTE=MXboxingfan;10165390]I think Brandon Rios can build his name by fighting John Murray.[/QUOTE] John Murray is a nobody he would never fight Rios.

Comment by MXboxingfan on 02-27-2011

[QUOTE=Left Hook Tua;10164931]he needs to build his name. not too many bigger names out there than barrera. plus rios-barrera is better than morales-maidana. at least there's not much size difference and barrera is not as shot.[/QUOTE] I think Brandon Rios…

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