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Rios vs Barrera Showdown Will Happen, Says Beltran

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Marco Antonio Barrera (67-7, 44KOs) is ready to fight Brandon Rios (27-0, 20KOs) for the WBA lightweight championship. Fernando Beltran, owner of Zanfer Promotions, who co-promote Barrera with Top Rank, has stated that his boxer will accept the fight once Rios recovers from his right hand injury. Rios badly bruised his right hand last Saturday in Las Vegas when he captured the WBA crown with a tenth-round TKO over Miguel Acosta.

"Barrera will face Rios right when he recovers from his right hand [injury]," Beltran said. "Marco will go for his fourth crown."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CharliesRecords on 03-02-2011

[quote=xEDDIEx;10175127]So by your logic every fighter that gets interviewed by hbo is a disgrace if they dont learn english right?[/quote] No my logic is that if you claim to be Mexican, Mexican this Mexican that, wearing a mexican flag on…

Comment by -Antonio- on 03-02-2011

Morales and Barrera are crazy bastards. I love it. Maybe they think they think if JMM can keep up they can.

Comment by ronnie_N. on 03-02-2011

[QUOTE=Lac'em up;10174053]Rios is doing the same thing that Manny did, challenging boxers when they are their way out. He needs to focus on the fresh fighters that are on the up and up.[/QUOTE] dumbest post so far... :burnout:

Comment by EDD1 on 03-02-2011

[QUOTE=-Kev-;10173666]Mike Tyson was only 24 years old when he lost to Buster Douglas, and he had been boxing pro for only 4 years. 1 loss at that age, and with that little years as a pro, doesn't warrant thinking about…

Comment by xEDDIEx on 03-01-2011

[QUOTE=CharliesRecords;10174659]Now that Rios is champ he should learn to speak spanish...I saw him get interviewed by Boxeo Azteca what a disgrace!!!! ....your last name is "Rios" for godsakes..... Mexicans and Rivers (Rios) should go hand in hand....[/QUOTE] So by your…

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