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Arum Gives Update on Brook-Rios For September 12

By Steve Kim

The last we saw of Brandon Rios he was beating Mike Alvarado into submission in front of Alvarado's hometown fans near Denver, Colorado on January 21st. His next assignment could be for the IBF welterweight title versus Kell Brook (35-0, 24KOs).

Bob Arum, who's company Top Rank promotes Rios, said on Friday:

"Eddie Hearn is going to call me on Monday. He's in San Francisco. He has a fighter fighting against Andre Ward and so once he gets back he'll let me know." (For the record Paul Smith is facing Ward at the Oracle in Oakland tomorrow night).

"Then it'll be up to Brandon and Cameron (Dunkin, Rios' manager) to make a decision.

Dunkin says he has an antsy client on his hands.

"Brandon wants any fight, it's not that he's picking this one - he just wants any fight."

If this fight comes to fruition it will be scheduled for September 12th in the U.K.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jewish-Reptile on 06-20-2015

F this fight, I wanna see Ortiz vs Bam Bam, dude means to put a hurting on him, that shi.t be personal. More interest.

Comment by Nomadic on 06-20-2015

[QUOTE=Ringlife;15802824]I hope this fight happens, if it's in the UK they will probably show here in after noon, then show the replay later in the evening, make it happen Dunkin and team Rios.[/QUOTE] I hope it happens in the UK…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 06-20-2015

weakass update. essentially its 'Monday I'll get on the phone with Eddie'. that's really not an update is it?

Comment by wildman on 06-20-2015

I hope it doesn't happen. What a bore! Brook needs to step up and fight big fights now. Rios is a retread blown up lightweight, not an elite welterweight.

Comment by Ringlife on 06-20-2015

I hope this fight happens, if it's in the UK they will probably show here in after noon, then show the replay later in the evening, make it happen Dunkin and team Rios.

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