On Friday, December 21st, at La Villita Assembly Hall in San Antonio, Texas, WBC US NBC Flyweight Champion Joseph Rios will attempt to knock off yet another undefeated prospect when he faces highly touted boxer/puncher Juan Leija from Houston, Texas.
Since injecting new blood into his camp, with the addition of trainers Rick Morones and Mike Rios Jr, the hard punching title holder has defied the odds by scoring consecutive upset victories over previously unbeaten fighters Joel Garcia and Miguel Diaz.
In his most recent outing, Joseph Rios won the coveted WBC distinction by overwhelming Diaz with relentless aggression and accurate power punches for eight action filled rounds.
The Alamo City fighter claims that his title winning effort is only the beginning.
“I feel like a brand new fighter,” claims Joseph Rios. “Since training with Rick Morones Jr, as well as my brother Mike Rios Jr, my career has been revitalized. I feel so confident every time I step in the squared circle now. I truly believe that I can beat anyone in the Flyweight division at this moment.” Continue reading
By Joseph Herron – On Friday, September 21st, at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, rugged fight veteran Joseph Rios (12-7, 4 KOs) upset previously undefeated Flyweight prospect Miguel Diaz (9-1, 4 KOs) in the main event of an entertaining five bout fight card, presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions.
Both fighters were coming into the eight round featured bout with two big respective wins on their resumes.
Diaz originally won the vacant WBC minor Flyweight title by beating formerly undefeated Mexican prospect Austreberto Juarez (10-1, 2 KOs) in March of this year, and Joseph Rios bested previously unbeaten Joel Garcia (5-1, 1 KO) on June 23rd in a gritty, six round slugfest. Continue reading