Found April 14, 2012 on Boxing Watchers:
PLAYERS: Brandon Rios
The main events will have a tough act to follow after a terrific scrap between Mike Alvarado and Mauricio Herrera, but Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios is certainly capable of doing so. He'll take on Richard Abril in what was supposed to be a lightweight title bout until Rios missed weight.Two national anthems will be played before the punches start flying. There's also the Top Rank "This is boxing" video package, which is awesome.Rios comes out first with some live musical accompaniment. Bam Bam is 29-0-1 with 21 knockouts, and he's stopped 10 of his last 11 opponents. This is the second straight fight that saw him fail to make the 135-pound lightweight limit, so he's likely headed for 140 sooner rather than later.Hailing from Cuba and now residing in Miami, Abril makes his ring walk second. The 29-year old is 17-2-1 with just eight KOs. He'll get a portion of Rios' purse and is the only man that can leave with the WBA lightweight belt thanks to Ba...

Richard Abril robbed against Brandon Rios, Rios takes split win

Controversial Rios vs. Abril Results: Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios maintained his undefeated status on Saturday night - but he can say goodbye to the unblemished resume. That's due to the fact that he was able to somehow escape with a split decision victory in his fight against Richard Abril, however, to anybody watching the fight objectively, it seemed as if it was a clear...

Rios beats Abril by disputed decision

Brandon Rios barely remained unbeaten with a split-decision victory over Richard Abril on Saturday night after failing to make weight for the lightweight bout. Juan Manuel Marquez also won the WBO interim 140-pound title with a unanimous decision over Sergey Fedchenko in Mexico City on the split-site pay-per-view card. Rios (30-0-1, 22 KOs) seemed sluggish and wooden for long stretches...

Brandon Rios fails to make weight, again: weigh-in results, videos & photos

Yesterday at the official weigh-ins for tonight's HBO PPV card, Brandon Rios failed to make the lightweight limit. The Rios vs. Abril fight will still go on, however, Rios can't win the title which is at stake. He has said this will be his last fight at lightweight. Also, right here you can view the official weigh-in results for the Mike Alvarado vs. Mauricio Herrera fight...

Rios beats Abril; Marquez wins

In the Las Vegas portion of Saturday's split-site pay-per-view, Brandon Rios (30-0-1, 22 KOs) took a controversial 12-round split decision over a tougher-than-expected Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KOs). There really should have been no suspense waiting for the scorecard after the 12th round. Abril wasn't going to get the decision in a fight like this. The hardest foe to beat...

Unpredictable Rios hoping to repair reputation

Brandon Rios has packed more drama into the past few years than many boxers manage in their entire careers. If he beats Richard Abril on Saturday night to reclaim the WBA lightweight title, Rios will be in position for even bigger achievements. With a victory, Rios (29-0-1, 21 KOs) also could earn a shot at Juan Manuel Marquez, who will fight Sergey Fedchenko in Mexico City on...

Doesn't Anyone Want to Make Weight Any More? Rios Misses, Will Still Fight Abril

First it was Erik Morales, now rising star lightweight Brandon Rios. What is happening to the time-honored boxing tradition of making weight for your fights?Maybe I should say "lightweight," in quotes. Rios missed the 135-pound limitfor his Saturday night showdown with Richard Abril by two pounds. Incredibly, Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that he weighed in even...

Marquez, Rios on collision course?

Juan Manuel Marquez is the consummate "pro" boxer. Brandon Rios is the consummate "I don't care what you think," badass fighter. While the two Mexican fighters (Marquez being Mexican and Rios Mexican-American) are very different individuals at very different points in their career, they share one common bond. Both are action fighters who make for crowd-pleasing...

Brandon Rios Robs Richard Abril (Literally, Sort Of) In Las Vegas And Juan Manuel Marquez ...

In a makeshift split-site pay-per-view thrown together after Yuriorkis Gamboa went off the rails and bailed from his signed fight with Brandon Rios, Juan Manuel Marquez dominated the game Sergey Fedchenko in a unanimous decision win. Meanwhile, judges Jerry Roth and Glenn Trowbridge gifted a slip decision to Rios against replacement opponent Richard Abril at lightweight. Rios...

Brandon Rios vs. Richard Abril/Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Sergey Fedchenko full weigh in results

weights from Mexico and Las Vegas Juan Manuel Marquez (140) vs. Sergey Fedchenko (138.6) Brandon Rios (137) vs. Richard Abril (135) (Rios has one hour to make weight) Mauricio Herrera (140) vs. Mike Alvarado (140) Mercito Gesta (137) vs. Oscar Cuero (138)
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