Brandon Rios' Manager: Brook on 8/29 is Real Possibility

By Steve Kim

In the wake of Kell Brook's sixth-round stoppage of Frankie Gavin this past Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport spoke openly of the possibility of 'Special K' facing Brandon Rios in the late summer in defense of his IBF welterweight title.

Rios' manager, Cameron Dunkin confirmed to on Monday afternoon - "I got an offer this morning about it but I'm waiting to get all the details. But I've been talking to a few people at Top Rank about it."

As for when and where this fight would take place, should it come to fruition, Dunkin stated:

"It's going to probably be August 29th and in some arena in England."

And yes, Rios is more than willing to punch his passport.

"All he cares about is how much he's going to get paid and that's the only thing I'm trying to get done here is find out much how much money there is. I think they're still working on it," said Dunkin.

The 29-year old Rios soundly defeated Mike Alvarado in his last outing in late January in their rubbermatch in Denver, stopping his rival in three. His record stands at 33-2-1 (24 KO's). Brook, who is also 29, improved to 35-0(24 KO's) with his victory over Gavin.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Snoop Frog on 06-02-2015

Should be an action packed fight. Marquez would be a legit test for Brook, but Brook first needs to take out a guy a step down from Marquez.

Comment by kiaba360 on 06-02-2015

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;15750375]Why is Rios even an option?[/QUOTE] He's one of the only guys available for August. [QUOTE=Redd Foxx;15750590]Terrible fight for Rios. He's got fans and is actually developing as a fighter. Whybemade to look bad against a relatively unknown up and…

Comment by #CaneloKhan on 06-02-2015

Rios is a live dog all you have to do is look at what carson jones did to brooks, beit been years ago but aint like brooks competition really stepped up since then more like plateaued out.

Comment by LacedUp on 06-02-2015

[QUOTE=Lou Cipher;15750899]Lets see if Brook lowballs his way out of the fight like a little pussie....if he does make the fight (no way in Hell) then he gets respect and we will see what he's really made of. [B]Khan has…

Comment by Ljc on 06-02-2015

Good fight. I think brook will be first man to stop rios

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