Brandon Rios Loses Title on Scales, Fight Up in The Air

by David P. Greisman, live from Madison Square Garden.

Brandon Rios dropped his World Boxing Association lightweight title at the scales after failing to make 135 pounds.

And his bout with John Murray will only go on if he makes a weight limit Saturday morning that was negotiated between both camps.

Rios will only be allowed to gain 10 pounds before Saturday’s weigh-in; he must make 146.6 pounds by 9 a.m. Eastern Time.

Rios’ first weigh-in attempt came at about 5:10 p.m. on Friday, with him standing behind a towel and tipping the scales at 136.4 pounds. A moment later, he stepped back on the scale and saw the machine read 135.6 pounds, according to the figures announced by Michael Buffer.

He had an hour to lose the additional ounces. But his final weigh-in attempt showed him at 136.6 pounds; he’d not been able to make weight.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Samadafish on 12-03-2011

Didn't Garcia that rios was a gym rat & he was always working out & bob said that he wasn't one of those guys that becomes champ & gets lazy. Blah blah blah. Really thought this kid was it but…

Comment by War-Robbo on 12-03-2011

Cant believe he didnt make weight, very poor example being set by Brandon.... Come on Murray!!

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-03-2011

what was Garcia doing all during trainer, especially the last week, not checking wt?? funny on the video stream it was only announced 135.6, w/Lathan's head up his ass while the towell blocked the view as he'd stripped...go to the…

Comment by DAN916 on 12-03-2011

How he gain a pound in a hour while trying to lose 6 ounces??

Comment by shadeyfizzle on 12-03-2011

[QUOTE=Babalu11;11505253]I don't think he was lazy during camp. This guy was training with Margarito at 10, 000 ft altitude. He always looks dead at weigh ins. It's time to move up to 140 lbs.[/QUOTE] Aint about laziness. Its about irresponsibility.…

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