By Ernest Gabion
The WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (27-0, 20KOs) is capable of making his ring return earlier than previously expected. This past Saturday in Las Vegas, Rios knocked out Miguel Acosta in the tenth round to capture the WBA title. Following the win, it was initially thought that Rios had broken his right hand. After further review, the hand was found to be badly bruised, and not broken. Rios' timetable, regarding the amount of time needed to heal the hand and other fight related injuires, moves from 4-5 months to 1-2 months.