Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Rios Warns John Murray: Bring Your A-Game or Go Early!

By Terence Dooley

Oxnard’s Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios will attempt to add to his amazing ten fight stoppage streak this Saturday night when defending the WBA lightweight belt against Manchester’s John Murray on the undercard of Miguel Cotto versus Antonio Margarito at New York’s historic Madison Square Garden venue.

The 25-year-old champion is considered a monster at 135lbs, he has picked up inside the distance wins over Urbano Antillon, Miguel Acosta and Anthony Petersen since the last time he heard the final bell – a majority draw over Manuel Perez in 2008.

Rios has warned Murray to make sure that he is in top form or run the risk of an early night.  “If Murray hasn’t trained hard and doesn’t brings his best then he could go early,” said Rios when speaking to the Main Event Boxing Show.

“If Murray has worked hard then he could go late.  I’ve been training hard with Tony [Margarito] and am looking forward to my first fight in New York,” revealed the 28-0-1 (20) champion, who also ruled out the possibility of overlooking Murray ahead of taking on bigger names in 2012.

Check out the Main Event Boxing Show on Premier Sports, Sky freeview channel 433 from 10pm on Friday night, for the full interview.

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hindsight 20/10 on 11-30-2011

Both Murray & Rios have a high glove guard; but it's only Rios that really makes use of the upper cuts, both like to come forward, both like to scrap it out; no boxing clinic will be seen Sat. night.…

Comment by ChangoHater on 11-30-2011

[QUOTE=1chase;11492985]I can't wait until Adrien Broner calls out Rios. "The Problem" will end all of this hype Rios has gotten. Yea he is kinda Big on fight night but just not enough technical skills for Broner.[/QUOTE] there not even in…

Comment by 1chase on 11-30-2011

I can't wait until Adrien Broner calls out Rios. "The Problem" will end all of this hype Rios has gotten. Yea he is kinda Big on fight night but just not enough technical skills for Broner.

Comment by Sparked_1985 on 11-29-2011

Perfect style match-up for Rios. This is a slaughter. 3 rounds max. I hope John is getting well paid for it.

Comment by wazaa. on 11-29-2011

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;11490191]John Murray on the best PED's in the business will still get destroyed by Rios.[/QUOTE] :haha: This. I will be shocked if this fight goes passed the sixth round. Yes, [B]SHOCKED[/B].

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Anthony Joshua Demolishes Molina in Three, Klitschko Next Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares - LIVE Results From LA Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Dillian Whyte Gets Bruising Split Nod Over Dereck Chisora Ivan Baranchyk Will Look To Close Out The Year in Style Dereck Chisora vs. Dillian Whyte - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Katie Taylor Dominates Viviane Obenauf Over Six Rounds Scott Quigg Drills Jose Cayatano in Featherweight Debut Lipinets' Manager Moving Him Fast: "This is a Special Guy" Kal Yafai Drops, Dominates Luis Concepcion To Win WBA Title Jeff Horn's Coach Confident: We Can Beat Pacquiao, I Know How! Callum Smith With Brutal Knockout of Luke Blackledge Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina - CompuBox Historical Review Photo: Shannon Briggs, Tyson Fury - Face To Face in Manchester Joseph Parker Eyes Wilder, Joshua - Wants Unifications Luis Ortiz Stops David Allen: Benn, Morrison Win Jose Cayetano Plans To Target Quigg's Repaired Jaw For KO Win Charlo: I’m A Bigger, Better, Faster Fighter Than Julian Williams Tureano Johnson To Return on Vargas-Berchelt Card, Jan. 28 Williams Criticizes Charlo's Biggest Wins Versus Bundrage, Trout John Molina's Trainer Predicts 'A War' With Terence Crawford Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares: Pre-Fight Report Card Artur Akavov May Move Down to 154 After Saunders Loss Jermall Charlo a Razor-Thin Favorite Against Julian Williams Joseph Parker Edges Andy Ruiz To Capture WBO Title Hughie Fury World Title Shot is Coming Soon, Says Frank Warren Joshua Vows: There Will Be a KO - Molina Will Tire and I'll Unload! Unbeaten Jeff Horn Overcomes Knockdown; Stops Ali Funeka in Sixth Froch Ridicules Golovkin: Your Best Wins Are Murray, Macklin! Making Cotto-Kirkland a PPV is Not a Healthy Start to New Year Video: Shawn Porter Discusses His Future, Predicts Fights Lenny Z Sees Freddie Roach as Difference Maker in Lipinets Bout Video: Demetrius Andrade on Culcay Fight, Wanting Erislandy Lara Schaefer: I Sort of Left on Top, Boxers Are Happy To Have Me Back! Video: Mikey Garcia, Schaefer on Getting McGregor in The Ring Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz - CompuBox Historical Review Molina Weighs 143.2 On Second Try; Gives Money to Crawford Video: Errol Spence on Status of Kell Brook Shot, Garcia-Thurman Video: Naazim Richardson Reacts To Parting With Bernard Hopkins Photos: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs. Leon Harth - Official Weigh-In
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement