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Team Rios: We Preferred Marquez, Not Alvarado II

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Trainer Robert Garcia admits that he, and super lightweight contender Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23KOs), preferred to do something other than a direct rematch with Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23KOs).

Rios stopped Alvarado in the seventh round of a "Fight of The Year" candidate last October. Rios was then promised an April 20th clash with Manny Pacquiao. But not everything went as expected when two months later Pacquiao was knocked out in the sixth round by Marquez.

With Pacquiao staying away from the ring until a fifth fight with Marquez in September, Rios is now left out in the cold - and forced to enter a direct rematch with Alvarado - targeted for an HBO televised date of March 30th in Las Vegas.

"[Rios' manager] Cameron Dunkin is the one who will give us final notice. It's still not officially done, but if it happens than we're going to do it again. We preferred to do other stuff, there 's bigger names and bigger fights, but if there is no way out then we're going to have to do it. Brandon knows that this is how boxing is. We had plans, that Pacquiao was our next opponent, but this is how boxing is - it's full of surprises and there is nothing that we can do," Garcia told BoxingScene.com.

"We know that Marquez wants a fifth fight with Pacquiao and I don't blame him. We would like a shot at Marquez - but he's smart, he's a businessman and now he's thinking business. And a fifth fight with Pacquiao is going to get him so much money, and he's 39, so I don't blame him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by [email protected] on 01-22-2013

old man marquez will not sweat fighting rios...rios is too young to fight old man marquez...

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 01-21-2013

[QUOTE=Juan,000,000;12938226]lol nobody even brung up the Bradley pacquiao fight.[/QUOTE] People were inferring the consequences of the Bradley Pacquaio fight, as was I.

Comment by CAMPER on 01-21-2013

[QUOTE=-PANDA-;12938964]and sechenko/jessie vargas does?[/QUOTE] Never said they did either...

Comment by ddangerous on 01-21-2013

[QUOTE=-PANDA-;12939270]true but rios isn't featherfisted like baby bull...he has a much better chin as well jmm does indeed to better against fighters who try to bring the fight to him but he's also looked vulnerable, like when katsidis dropped him…

Comment by heavyweight74 on 01-21-2013

Rios is a beast no doubt about it but a fight with JMM would test his skills bigtime. the bull rusher vs. the tactician. Rios has a ton of power but JMM knows exactly how to capitalize on mistakes that…

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