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Rios needs to fight Argentinian Matysse and avenge the Asswhoopin his Buddy Chavez Cheato Jr. got from Argntinian Martinez….

Posted October 18, 2012 7:35 am 


M. WARD, sorry brother but I have to correct your statement below.. Rios showed ZERO tecchnique other then to plow forward head first and get tagged all night long winging wild shots.. Alvarado was the only one of the two showing any kind of technique but he let himself get suckered into a Tough Man Contest and eventually got caught by a Rios Hail Mary Shot.. against a top Elite Guy who Bangs, Rios is a dead duck.. like MargaCheato vs Paquiao without his Cement Wraps… totally innefective and a KO waiting to happen… eventually Rios will retire a broken Wreck like his Criminal Buddy MargaCheato…

Posted October 18, 2012 7:33 am 

M. Ward

Both Rios and Alvarado had heart and were connecting without let up and without reservation, so that makes the fight “sweet.” Each employed power and technique with precision, so that spells “science” in the sport. The people were happy and satisfied without being “screwed,” so that’s good for boxing. Truly classic!

Posted October 17, 2012 9:52 pm 


Pacquiao won’t even have to train for this human heavybag.

Posted October 17, 2012 12:24 pm 

Bakie Longta

Rios is sensational but I think Pacquiao is in another level. I believe Rios is still green to face Pac..too dangerous for his career but I would love to see that fight.

Posted October 17, 2012 3:54 am 


congrats to both fighters. anyone saying Brandon doesn’t have skill is crazy. inside fighting is an art. u have to b willing to take punches to land better punches sometimes. the first time he hurt mike in the 6th that my friends was a absolutely beautiful counter right in the midst of a Alvarado combination. these two warriors gave us their all much respect to both.

Posted October 16, 2012 10:08 pm 

te tumbo

TheFACTS, the blind worship of St. Pacquiao*, which compels his fanboys to attack ANYbody who dares question Manny’s* presumed “greatness” only inspires me to dig-in deeper. not to mention Arum’s promotional antics, which place his profits above the integrity of my favorite sport with Punkuiao* as his primary accomplice. not only will I not forget, I won’t allow ANYbody else to forget either.

Posted October 16, 2012 8:04 pm 

M. Ward

Rios and Alvarado had heart and were connecting without let up and without reservation, so that makes the fight “sweet.” They both employed power and technique with precision, so that spells “science” in the sport. The people were happy and satisfied without being “screwed,” so that’s good for boxing.
Classic indeed.

Posted October 16, 2012 8:03 pm 


Tumbo,Don’t usually agree with you but that’s about it.Nobody hates pac personally his fans take it that way though you hurt their little feelings.Lord have mercy if you talk smack about pac he’s a saint who never declined a test,cheated on his wife only a couple of times & finally got humbled by the beating Marquez gave him lol.He’s loyal to his religion & uncle bob at the same time how does that work??…….It doesn’t……

Posted October 16, 2012 5:33 pm 

The Mad Scientist

Gus- that’s pretty much what the Brandon Rios haters want..for the kid to keep putting his health on the line for peanuts..Bam-bam deserves his return.

Posted October 16, 2012 5:20 pm 

te tumbo

avoiding THEE biggest payday to instead hawk older, greener, and/or declining competition for smaller paydays waS Punkuiao’s* M.O. it backfired with his inability to eliminate Marquez like he promised. combined with his loss v. Bradley, Punkuiao* ended up with his primary P4P rivals being the only credible opponents left to face (lol). he’s FInally rematching the 39-year-old Marquez for the first time in Nine (9) F’n Years and already confirming a career conflict to avoid Floyd in 2013 by resigning with his Pimp the Bobfather Arum. i will Never forget how this little s.o.b. has disrespected my favorite Sport.

Posted October 16, 2012 4:01 pm 


Rios can continue fighting Tough fights for mediocre paydays or take the big fight with Pacman for very big payday. His fights are all wars so why not take the one big money fight for the one tough fight rather than many fights for peanuts.

Posted October 16, 2012 1:20 pm 


JMM is no exception now. Pacquiao will blitz and smoke him on December. Mayweather is still scared to fight the one dimensional Asian midget.

Posted October 16, 2012 12:01 pm 


Rios is an exciting fighter but trying to put him in the same breath as a Manny Pacquiao is a fking joke….The knocks on him are legit he takes a TON of shots and his ability to sustain that kind of ongoing damage is a reasonable question as he faces bigger men… I think the critiques are the result of some overzealous fans, getting to hyped on his prospects ie competing with Pac Man…. Last guy that Pac saw at 140 was the lineal Champ undefeated at the weight with his only career loss to FMJ at 147…. Pacquiao ended Hattons career with ONE shot and had him down from right hands in the first round…. Brandon Rios is not even close to Pacs league… Don’t get carried away…

Posted October 16, 2012 9:42 am 


Donaire has some amazing balance, he moves like RJJ and FMJ with those lightening bursts and fast jump hooks… He is dominating these fighters with no problems for the most part and the reality is that none of these guys are able to really mount much of an offense against him….Fighting to survive can mute even the best boxers offense at times, truth is that Nonito is going to be damn near impossible for most fighters within his weight range to beat….

Posted October 16, 2012 9:07 am 


You guys are ridiculous NEVER in the history of boxing has a former Flyweight turned WW’s into “tailor made” opponents… There is NOT another guy who came from 130 in 2008 who could have stopped Cotto, bludgeoned Oscar or basically ended Margaritos career as a fighter due to that frozen eye…All the excuses for his opponents are laughable considering they are in the ring with a guy who is 5″6 and has and unusual blend of speed and enough snap even at the higher weights…. The ONLY guy who troubles him is likely the second best technical boxer in the sport (Marquez) whose skills have allowed him to compete despite being well past the age where lower weight fighters can keep up can anyone say (Ivan Calderon)….. Give Pac Man his due, the guy has made history and excuses and bs cannot explain his ascent the guy is an ATG fighter….. That said Mayweather will take him to task ….

Posted October 16, 2012 7:45 am 


Donaire is NO JOKE. Anyone who dares open UP against Donaire will end UP on their backs. Donaire has SUPREME SKILLS and Boxing IQ. That’s why he’s ranked Top 4 P4P by ALL EXPERTS.

Posted October 16, 2012 1:14 am 

The Mad Scientist

Nonito’s last 3 opponents basically got inside the ring with the intentions of defending themselves from the counter left hook before anything else..IMO, Rigo will revert to the same tactic once he feels Donaire’s power..I believe Abner Mares is the only fighter at 122lbs who would dare to bring the fight to Donaire without a doubt..Im not sure who wins between those two but I slightly favor Donaire because of the speed and power..

Posted October 16, 2012 12:49 am 


Rios is a beast. Still upset about the Donair fight, the dude he fought didn’t even look like he wanted to be there. Not Donairs fault though. They need to put him in with a live body. His last 4 fights have been terrible. But damn Rios is a beast

Posted October 15, 2012 11:32 pm 

M. Ward

Both fighters had heart and were connecting without let up and without reservation, so that makes the fight “sweet.” They both employed power and technique with precision, so that spells “science” in the sport. The people were happy and satisfied without being “screwed,” so that’s good for boxing.

Posted October 15, 2012 11:28 pm 

The Mad Scientist

Mex -the hate Brandon Rios gets is from insecure fans who really wanted to believe Bam-bam could only manhandle lightweights..they still can’t believe the way ax-man Rios chopped that solid wood in the hot heat and send that sturdy oak tree falling down in less than 30min..

Posted October 15, 2012 10:47 pm 



Posted October 15, 2012 10:01 pm 


Let ME get MY last celebration IN on this weekends Fights since I only celebrate for a couple days before I move on to the next one……I picked Donaire and Rios to WIN by stoppage and I was CORRECT!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!!

Posted October 15, 2012 9:29 pm 


Wow!!! Never seen so much hate on a guy who just won impressively. Rios gave fans a great fight and fans still complain.Would you guys rather watch Mosley vs Pac again???? You haters are no fans of boxing you want action fights and you still complaining. Maybe you should watch UFC.

Posted October 15, 2012 9:19 pm 


Has pacquiao made weight for any of his recent title bouts? Nope! Aside from taylor-made opponents he fights at catch-weights! i.e he fights for a 154lb title at a catch weight! He fights a guy who’s been suspended for a year, is rustier than nails, and dried out in weight! Pactards, arum is milking you idiots dry!

Posted October 15, 2012 9:12 pm 


Marquez schools pacquiao and rios all day!!!

Posted October 15, 2012 8:58 pm 

The Mad Scientist

Im sure Brandon Rios can appreciate mine or your concern but he’ll continue to do what he loves to do best..that is go to war against anybody who dares to outlast him in a dogg fight..”war Bam bam!”

Posted October 15, 2012 8:18 pm 


Great fight for us fans but bad for the health of both guys. 2 guys too tough for their own good. After the fight Rios 26 YO was slurring. Not good. Defense is huge in this sport which is savage! I hope the best for these 2 warriors.

Posted October 15, 2012 8:03 pm 

The Mad Scientist

Bottom line is Brandon Rios exceeded his critics expectations considering he was debuting at 140lbs against a strong, solid, top undefeated fighter..everybody hates to be proven wrong and now Bam-bam’s detractor resort to not even consider some of the kid’s good qualities or strong assets when breaking down possible fights against future foes..

Posted October 15, 2012 8:02 pm 

terror tim

Alvarado showed he could be the better boxer but get too careless at times and when he got in trouble he didn’t know how to hold and stall things to gain his wits. Hopefully he comes back stronger but he isn’t young and the clock is ticking for him. Should get some good fights because he is entertaining but he needs a new trainer.

Posted October 15, 2012 7:51 pm 


lastletter manny is quick, but not that quick, when you fight 30 year olds you will look quicker and faster than the older man. their is a reason manny fights only 30 yr olds or in bradleys case a young jr welterweight in the welterweight, to have an advantage. why doesnt he fight victor ortiz and andre berto who are young and hungry and known. no excuses pactards about ortiz last fight, because manny always fights somebody coming from a defeat

Posted October 15, 2012 7:50 pm 


I wouldnt mind seeing Rios in with Pac. It would show Pac wants to take on a young hungry lion who would like to mix it up and not a light hitting fighter whom I have lost all respect for in Bradley. Granted I think Pac beats Rios but it would still be a good fight while it lasted

Posted October 15, 2012 6:38 pm 



yea that would be something and I think Rois would be beaten to hell. NO get in the inside and through uppercuts, Matthysse wold be doing combos and beating him up.

Posted October 15, 2012 6:34 pm 

te tumbo

it should be noted that Rios was Shook and Rocked by several of Alvarado’s shots. there was at least one moment when he looked on the verge of being out on his feet before quickly recovering enough to assume his puncher’s posture and slinging some counters of his own. of course, that’s Brandon’s style so it’s not a criticism per-se but his chin and jaw can only take so much direct punishment. conversely, he seems to have brought his own KO punching power with him to 140lbs and anything that can KO Alvarado is good enough to KO any other 140lbr.

Posted October 15, 2012 6:27 pm 

te tumbo

“Pac (of course with the exception of JMM) will blitz and smoke all these guys”(?). unfortunately (with the exception of ringworn veterans like Marquez and Morales), the rest fit the profile of prime fighters that Punkuiao* NEVER agrees to fight. consequently, citing potential matchups v. the likes of Mathysse or Khan or Rios is purely academic. otherwise, Punkuiao* is a notorious Ducker who favors set-ups NOT legitimately competitive matchups.

Posted October 15, 2012 6:22 pm 


Rios vs. Danny Garcia
Rios vs. Mathysse
Rios vs. Khan
Rios vs. Maidana
Rios vs. JMM
Rios vs. Eric Morales
Rios vs. Malignaggi
Rios vs. Gamboa
Rios vs. even comebacker Hatton

Rios can lose to all these guys. What makes you think he’s got a chance against Pac? Pac (of course with the exception of JMM) will blitz and smoke all these guys.

Posted October 15, 2012 6:11 pm 


BTW, he’s 2 or 3 fights away from vegetable…I wanna see rOACH making fun of him, in a year or so…

Posted October 15, 2012 6:06 pm 


He won’t be fighting Pacquiao. Rios is not a draw.

Posted October 15, 2012 6:04 pm 


He did win in exciting fashion…but took monstrous shots to the head; he’s already slurring his words. I’m sorry to hurt you’re sensibilities but the guy’s a punching bag.

Posted October 15, 2012 6:03 pm 

The Mad Scientist

I like the way the punching bag breaks mofo’s down and then ktfo!..hopefully the heavybag gets a crack at Manny Pacquiao in April..

Posted October 15, 2012 5:35 pm 


Rios is a punching bag.

Posted October 15, 2012 4:48 pm 


MATTHYSSE vs RIOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted October 15, 2012 4:39 pm 


mook `that was a good showing by rios everyone admits that…yuuuup!

Posted October 15, 2012 4:23 pm 


that fight was shaping up to becoming a robbery because alvarado was def winning every round so luckily rios got the stoppage because who wants another controversial bob arum pay off fight in the fans face…nozzzir!

Posted October 15, 2012 4:21 pm 

Mookie Blaylock

can we ALL admit that rios first fight at 140 against a solid strong undefeated alvarado was a good start OR CAN WE NOT GIVE HIM THAT EITHER?

Posted October 15, 2012 4:20 pm 


Alexander was touted as a P4P entrant until nights with Bradley, Mattheysee and Kotelnik…. Rios is new to the division and looks ripe to get KOed by me… He just takes to much and despite his Gatti like guts I thought Alvarado was going to get him out of there at several points in the bout.

Posted October 15, 2012 4:16 pm 


Mad Scientist Deven Alexander fought Bradley and that is one of the reasons I give Mattheysee MORE of a shot over Rios….. Many thought Lucas was the victim of a hometown decision against Alexander, (Mattheysee put him down)Rios has very little vetting above 135 and this Alvarado win has guys smoking the “hype pipe” when Lucas has fought better fighters than him and done damage to all… Judah included….

Posted October 15, 2012 4:14 pm 


Rios is stupid if he takes the Pacquiao fight next. His career is just taking off and he woudn’t want to end it prematurely by fighting Pac. He would get a ton of money though.

Posted October 15, 2012 4:10 pm 

The Mad Scientist

SRed -Matthysse never fought Bradley..anyways, hopefully GBP and Top Skank can patch up their diffrences so we can see some good fights at 140lbs..IMO the division is still up for grabs regardless if the ring magazine recognizes Danny Garcia as the established champion..

Posted October 15, 2012 4:09 pm 



Posted October 15, 2012 3:52 pm 


sredmond` cosigned

Posted October 15, 2012 3:43 pm 


i meant if he would have been fully energized,sorry my bad!!

Posted October 15, 2012 3:42 pm 


mad scientist`abril was officiaslly 100% robbed in that rios fight it’s no secret a top brawler is going to look suspect against an elite boxer and that’s exactly what you had in the ring that noght but the winner was actually announced the loser and i dont care if rios was fully energized that whole fight he was simply out boxed by a supreme boxer in abril….yezzzzir!!

Posted October 15, 2012 3:40 pm 


Mayweather would knock out Rios without issue, there is no way Brandon goes 12 with Floyd…. Such fantasy matchups are laughable… Now guys wanna see Mayweather fight Rios but gave him grief for waxing Marquez who is 5X the fighter that Rios is…. Foolishness

Posted October 15, 2012 3:39 pm 


Mattheysee was in with Deven Alexander who is a good fighter and was being touted as a P4P entrant prior to bad outiings with Bradley, Kotelnik and Mattheysee who put him on the canvas… Alexander looks strong at 147 yet had a hard night with Lucas… Rios does not have much to go on at 140 absent beating Alvarado, he is a BADLY abused fighter who has had trouble making weight in the past and has almost no defense….Lucas has the advantage in this contest he has been in with more vetted fighters ie Judah and Bradley….

Posted October 15, 2012 3:37 pm 

The Mad Scientist

Lucas Matthysse has never been pushed or lured into a dogg fight by a willing young fighter with heavy hands that can test his chin and that cannot be ignored..obviously Brandon Rios being weight drain and depleted for the Richard Abril fight is not being taken into consideration..instead the critics choose to come to the conclusion the Abril would’ve befuddled the kid anyways,,how convenient..

Posted October 15, 2012 3:31 pm 


mark – I mentioned him on another article…I agree. He’d be a great test for Rios, for sure!

Posted October 15, 2012 3:28 pm 


Not one word from you great boxing fan’s about Lucas Matthysse ?I love his style and he got robbed in his two loses. I see mayweather and any other fighter having trouble him.I like to see Rios take a fight with Matthysse first before Mayweather. MAYWEATHER SHOULD LEARN FROM MEXICAN FIGHTERS TO TAKE ON ALL COMERS AND FIGHT LIKE WARRIOR .

Posted October 15, 2012 3:26 pm 


Boxtradamus – I think they were referring to his ability to take Rios’ hard shots when they said “size”, because Rios was landing BOMBS and they hardly fazed Alvarado, any other lightweight would’ve been down and out. I picked Rios to KO Alvarado, I personally saw it happening sooner, I was surprised how well Alvarado took the shots for as long as he did.

Posted October 15, 2012 3:06 pm 


john – Another Jr. Welterweight for a Canelo? NO THANKS! I’ve seen that happen already.

Posted October 15, 2012 3:03 pm 


I love RIOS he’s great for boxing but is not an elite fighter. He’s a “B” GUY. Will produce good fights or decent efforts against the top “A” guys but cannot win at the “A” level. Perhaps he can catch an aging Marquez in a year ro two, or dust off Juan Diaz but he can’t compete with Manny, Floyd, Bradley. I’d like to see Canelo take Rios on ! THAT would be a true test.

Posted October 15, 2012 2:58 pm 


I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!!!

Posted October 15, 2012 2:42 pm 


LOL @ Max Kellerman and Roy Jones as they were talking about how Alvarado’s SIZE advantage was such a factor in the Fight. Then when he got stopped as I predicted all the SIZE talk went out then window…..I am even BETTER than the HBO commentators.

Posted October 15, 2012 2:42 pm 


Much better . Rios VS Alvarado rematch! Under Card Donaire vs Mared or Jorge Arche, I. Vazquez & G Rigondeaux.

Posted October 15, 2012 2:31 pm 


Manny Pacquiao VS Brandon Rios …..
The fight is no MUCH.. Remember David Diaz & Antonio Margarito . that gonna happen.

Posted October 15, 2012 2:20 pm 


Guys are riding the hype of a big win as per usual, its normal to be honest… Fighters are overestimated based and underestimated based on their last performances…. Reality is that Rios is a fan friendly fighter that would likely NOT fare well against an elite fighter or a guy like Mattheysee who gives EVERYONE hell and hits like a tank… Brandon was looking very spent vs Alvarado and that cannot be ignored…

Posted October 15, 2012 2:18 pm 


Jimmy Z, you’re absolutely right. Rios is as tough as they come. Maybe too tough for himself, he takes too many punches, and he’s going to be slurring his words soon if he doesn’t learn a bit more defense.

Rios vs Maththysse would be one great fight. I think Maththysse is technically more sound in all areas, but I can never sell Rios short. He keeps coming, and wills his way to win his fights. This would be a very entertaining fight. On paper, Maththyesse would seem to have all the advantages, but Rios is too damn tough to count him out.

Rios vs Pacquiao is a total different story. Pacquiao is a southpaw that has blazing speed and power. He’s a very agile fighter that is very unique. Everyone that’s ever fought him or sparred with him have plenty to say about his power. And Rios gets hit, and hit a lot. Rios has very slow hand speed, and is very slow on his feet. I don’t see Rios having much of a chance, BUT, Rios is tough as nails, and he gets stronger in the later rounds. If Manny were to bang inside with him, there’s always the chance he gets caught. I don’t see that happening, but Rios as I mentioned is unbeaten, and he always has a chance against anyone. I one of these fights is made.

Posted October 15, 2012 2:10 pm 


Pacquiao VS Rios ?
Rios will likely always get the better of Mike Alvarado, or possibly anyone else remains right in front of himbeing competitive with Manny Pacquiao are ridiculous to say the least . there’s gulf in hand and foot speed that would be too vast for Rios to overcome Rios,who is a lineal attacker,would not be able to handle Manny’s style of fighting-moving IN & OUT at different angels. Pacquiao becomes an APEX predator against those who take the fight to him. Rios would end up looking like David Diaz & Antonio Margarito in that one Im afraid as unlike Alvarado,Manny Pacquiao PACK the PUNCH to HURT Rios..

Posted October 15, 2012 2:07 pm 


Rios made for an exciting night but yes like previous posters i agree that his career is going to be fairly short so he better grab the best fights he can as soon as he can and get out because he’s going to pay for it dearly in the end and i don’t wish harm on no one but rios needs to learn some defense if he wants any kind of longevity,um just sayn…yezzzir!!!

Posted October 15, 2012 1:58 pm 


Guerrero by decision.

Posted October 15, 2012 1:57 pm 

big head

i read on ring tv it look like andre berto and robert guerrero is a done deal on nov 24th

Posted October 15, 2012 1:56 pm 


Also SAID that Boxing is a Sport NOT a division. Rios and Donaire just showed YOU why I SAID that.

Posted October 15, 2012 1:55 pm 


tacoBENDER-No one wants to mention that Alvarado was a natural Jr. Welter because that just puts more feathers in MY cap. I’ve SAID for YEARS that being established in a division is irrelevant. Being established as the BETTER Fighter is what’s relevant.

Posted October 15, 2012 1:54 pm 


OMG… what really intrigues me about this site is that when a boxer does well(ie-BAM BAM) HE is way too often criticized and scrutinized… what the F! Brandon Rios just finished giving everything in the ring against a NATURAL junior welter opponent. Rios is NOT Margacheato!!! just because they had or have the same trainer. I’m way too often baffled at the reactions of some so called boxing fans… we were just ENTERTAINED by two great fighters who left it all in the ring.. we should be APPLAUD these two warriors instead of BASHING them… JUST SAYIN’

Posted October 15, 2012 1:40 pm 

The Mad Scientist

Mookie -exactly, all the haters just want to talk about what this or that fighter can do to Brandon but ignore the fact that so called punching back hits back with bad intentions..yes, Lucas is strong, tough as nails and he hits very hard but I seriously doubt Brandon would have a hard time finding his chin repeatedly also..we already know Rios can take a good punch constantly throughout a rough fight, it remains to be seen if Matthysse can handle a constant attack from a heavy handed pressure fighter who can bring the fight to you all night..

Posted October 15, 2012 1:12 pm 

The Best!

F Manny he needs to stay at 147 and challenge everybody on that weight class. what is he and Roach planning another BS catchweight again or is he going to make Brandon fight at 147?

Posted October 15, 2012 1:07 pm 

suckapunch 77

you have to be kidding me….Pac will destroy rios to a pulp…lol

Posted October 15, 2012 1:03 pm 


Pacquiao next! Now that is a very good match up! Bombs away! Let see if Rios can take blinding speed with a big power in bunches! Let see if he can dance with Pacqiuoa! I’m guessing Pacqiuoa will KO Rios and end his career! Be careful what you wish for! It might just come true!

Posted October 15, 2012 12:54 pm 

big head

matthysee can be beat as well he aint invincble but matthysee aint soft he just as tough as rios is with a good chin that why it be a great fight i just think matthysee will win dnt mean im a rios hater

Posted October 15, 2012 12:48 pm 

big head

i aint a rios hater at all of course i know he can punch back i aint saying matthysee going to have a easy time with him i just think matthysee will win yall just make it seem like rios cant get hurt he can just walk through anything he already said he was hurt by mike he just hide it which it was smart

Posted October 15, 2012 12:45 pm 

Mookie Blaylock

you guys do know brandon is allowed to hit back at lucas mathyess rite, all of the rios haters only bringing up what lucas is gona do and how he’s gona do it, rios might be a punching bag but this punching bag hits back

Posted October 15, 2012 12:37 pm 

big head

yeah rios a good inside fighter he throws goods short hooks and uppercutts on the inside but i dnt care how tough rios is or how much chin he got at the end of the day he can get hurt if he keep taking these shots by these hard hitters and strong guys eventually it going to take it toll on him and you dnt wont to take to many shots from matthysse

Posted October 15, 2012 12:33 pm 


Lucas Mattheysee is tough as NAILS he would likely put severe hurt on Brandon Rios… Lucas is serious strong and he has hurt pretty much EVERY fighter he has been in with at 140 pounds… He is MORE natural to the weight than Rios who simply does not see a punch he does not like to take…. I would favor Lucas in that fight to be honest…

Posted October 15, 2012 12:32 pm 


Rios has no shot vs. Matthysse. Matthysse is the most Devastating Puncher at 140. And Rios likes to EAT punches. Similar to Chisora and Margarito, Rios will be knocked out because some Punchers Punches are just too devastating to absorb. EASY Fight to call. Most guys try to avoid Matthysse’s power at all costs but Rios will invite it…..That’s an example of INSANITY. MY definition of Insanity is very POOR to no reasoning SKILLS and that’s what that IS.

Posted October 15, 2012 12:30 pm 

jimmy Z

Any more brutal fights like this for Rio and he will turn into another Jerry Quarry or Muhammed Ali

Posted October 15, 2012 12:30 pm 

big head

well ponce del leon is more arkward then brandon rios is rios is more straight forward so it make it easy for broner to land especially if rios dnt move his head

Posted October 15, 2012 12:03 pm 

The Mad Scientist

Matthysse might be a bit more polished than Rios but much like Mike Alvarado, Lucas doesn’t have the ability to keep Brandon Rios off of him for a long time IMO..the problem is the Argentinian is a puncher who wont be able to resist trading blows..if Matthysse doesn’t take Rios out during early exchanges I have no doubt the bout will become a dogg fight on the inside wich would favor Bam-bam..I haven’t seen anybody in the game today who is a serious inside fighter like this kid Brandon this point and time I give Rios more than a punchers chance against Manny Pacquiao if the fight is made in April..

Posted October 15, 2012 11:54 am 


Rios is good, but far from being a boxer/puncher…when he meets someone who’s a bit more polished (Lucas Mathysse), he’s going to lose. He has to figure out a way to win a fight without need of a brawl. The moment when Alvarado would box, Rios had NO answer, it was only when he’d choose to slug it out with Rios. I also thought the stoppage was a bit premature, but can’t argue too much…with that being said, GREAT fight and props to Rios for the win.

Posted October 15, 2012 11:12 am 

buster brown

cant really argue with the stoppage. Alvarado’s eyes rolled back at least once.

Posted October 15, 2012 10:43 am 


He was hurt bad in this fight looked like he was going to throw up in his corner.. although he got the win he took a lot of serious shots from Alvarado.. I think the stoppage was a bit too soon.. you have to give guys time to fight out of that type of situation.. but he got the win and I do give Rios credit for it.. the question is can he continue taking this type of punishment.

Posted October 15, 2012 10:34 am 


Rios continues taking that kind of punishment and he is going to end up with slurred speech and brain damage.. he has heart and can bang but he has very little true Boxing Skills.. against the top Boxers who can Bang he will get seriously hurt.. Alvarado was tagging him all night long but got caught up in the Macho Brawling instead of easily boxing his way to a guaranteed win like the Cuban Abril did..

Posted October 15, 2012 10:32 am 

Mike J

First, this was an AMAZING fight and Rios is a B&G warrior all day…with the way the fight was going, I totally agree with the stoppage. When you have fights like this and one gets hurt like that, the ref has to step in. As for Rios’ next fight being Pacman or even a JMM, he’s got the size and will, but I dont know if he has enough skill to beat either of those guys.

Posted October 15, 2012 9:58 am 


Brandon Rios would get shredded by Juan Manuel Marquez he is NO match…The Alvarado win was gutty and certainly fun but the miles that Rios is racking up are going to QUICKLY take their toll the kids a punching bag who makes EVERY night a hard night and a skilled pin point techincian would have a field day raining on his ass…

Posted October 15, 2012 9:49 am 


Anyone looked at the schedule for the next month, lousy. I can’t find one fight that jumps out at me as being a potential firecracker. This is why boxing will continue to gradually die. Lack of activity by the top names as the “deal makers” bicker behind the scenes. Kids growing up are used to instant gratification with their video games etc. They’ll gravitate to combative sports with busier schedules and more news. It’s not rocket science but the greedy few “deal makers” don’t seem to care as they continue to line their pockets for as long as they can.

Posted October 15, 2012 9:27 am 


I like Mike Alvarado and everything but he wasn’t that big of a name at 140-Khan, Garcia, Peterson, Juda, Mathysse all stoop out alot more than Mike. That was a good win for Rios but plz stop with the Pacman talks-a real fan of the sport wouldn’t care for this fight-what I get it-u guys wanna see toe to toe action-just bombs away but how does beatn Rios help Pac legacy at all at this point in his career. I mean just a fight ago people were talkn trash out Rios when he was clearing outboxed by Abril now after 1 fight vs the 6th or 7th best guy at 140 and he’s ready for imo the number 1 or 2nd best fighter in the world get real-Rios need to sit his ass down somewhere b4 he mess around and get a Ricky Hatton beat down

Posted October 15, 2012 8:37 am 


Anyone thinking Rios is going to stop Manny Pacquiao is crazy… Pac has been in with MUCH bigger guys and hitters… What was that Rios 2nd fight at 140 pounds? Do you really think he hits harder than Miguel Cotto who has stopped WW’s with bodyshots??

Posted October 15, 2012 7:55 am 


Brandon Rios is a semi reincarnation of Antonio Margarito as it pertains to toughnss but he was looking glazed to me in a round or so before he stopped Alvarado…. He is an EASY target and feeding him to Pac Man would be fun for as long as it lasted but he would take more fire in 4 rounds than he ever has in his life….Fun to watch but the conclusion is not really in question…

Posted October 15, 2012 7:53 am 


The funny thing about this fight is you could see on Alvarado’s face that Rios was breaking his spirit. By the 4th, 5th, 6th round, even thought Alvarado was seemingly doing great and had an excellent workrate, there was something on his face that told otherwise. It was almost like Alvarado didn’t want to be fighting this fight and taking punishment, even though he knew he could do it and he was built for it (which he is). Rios, on the other hand, seemed like he was in his natural habitat. He seemed more comfortable and relaxed. But ultimately though, Mike got hit with a monster right hand. And that was the beginning of the end. I will never forget the look on his face when the ref stopped the fight and was holding him against the ropes. It was a look of pure defeat.

Posted October 15, 2012 7:32 am 


Boxing was never dead …it lives in MEXICANS and Bam Bam

Posted October 15, 2012 7:26 am 



Posted October 15, 2012 7:00 am 


Pac is to old, he is done!

Posted October 15, 2012 5:27 am 


Sal.o please wake the hell Rios should never be mentioned in the same sentence as Pacquaio. Idiots keep giving your hard earned money to Arum. You guys amuze the crap out of me.

Posted October 15, 2012 4:49 am 

Bakie Longta

It was an all-war,very entertaining fight bet Rios & Alvarado. I wonder if Rios can do that to Pacquiao who is a very agile & fast , hmm maybe not. Pacquiao may not be as strong due to age but he’s very skillful of different level.

Posted October 15, 2012 3:22 am 


Manny will paint Rios face all night long. Rios was fighting Alvarado straight up Manny doesnt fight fight straight up. Manny has quicker footwork and hand speed. Rios won’t be looking good trying to fight a quick puncher and power that Manny has. Rios will be smiling all night and eating leather. Hey ! the Rios and Alvarado fight was great for boxing!

Posted October 15, 2012 2:22 am 

Mookie Blaylock

nice to see abril has a fan base after “beating” rios any updates on abril next tv date or opponent for that matter? pathetic abril couldnt even hurt a weight drained rios potna!!

Posted October 15, 2012 2:01 am 

Woop Woop

I tell you who can beat Rios and thats Abril. He’s done it once already and would do it every day of the week.

Posted October 15, 2012 1:57 am 


To REM ,,first this is not the same Pacquiao that fought Ricky Hatton ..Second Rios can take a better punch then Hatton,, I still think Pacquiao can pull it off against Rios but believe me it wont be easy…

Posted October 15, 2012 1:38 am 

Mookie Blaylock

gotta love the haters, how many sites and articles from espn,eastside boxing,yahoo, ringtv, sports illustrated love the brawl that took place. enuff said

Posted October 15, 2012 1:27 am 


First the thought of Rios and Pac is a joke ill just rewatch the Hatton fight Hattons better than Rios. Second yeah 2 brainless dudes beat the crap out of each other i guess casual fans love it but that fight just wasnt my cup of tea. No movement no defense no skill and mastery involved not worthy to be called pro boxing. Rios will never compete with the top of the division like that he’ll get embarrassed.

Posted October 15, 2012 12:51 am 


for rios ..

Posted October 15, 2012 12:45 am 


manny will destroy rios could end up ruining rios jmm would be a better match up ….

Posted October 15, 2012 12:45 am 


The Rios vs Pacquiao or Rios vs Marquez fight will do big business in ticket sells ..people love to see Rios fight ,,he is a crowd -pleaser ,,,it wont be as easy for Pacquiao as people think ,,first Pacquiao is getting older and slower and Rios is getting stronger…I still think Pacquiao will win but he will have trouble with Rios….

Posted October 15, 2012 12:27 am 

Mookie Blaylock

first of all broner couldnt stop lil ponce de loen how you figure he can stop rios 2nd pac is older, at this point i would favor a young hungary rios to lure pacauaio into a brawl and smother him with upper cuts and combos to the body, all pac has is a fast powerful straight left hand, pac never goes to the body and pac doesnt throw upper cuts if rios can smother and not let pac get full extension on his left then i like brandon odds

Posted October 15, 2012 12:27 am 


Rios stops PAC MAN in the 10th… too much brutality.. no way Rios will be stopped.. he’s a CHINGON

Posted October 15, 2012 12:25 am 


Pac stops Rios, Rios is too much s straight forward fighter for Pac, he’ll get KO’d due to his willingness to brawl…that’s how Pac likes em!

Posted October 15, 2012 12:19 am 


Pac would kill him or any fighter who walks forward in a shell trying to lean on you who doesn’t move his head. It would look similar to Sergio Martinez vs JCC Jr., with the difference being that Rios would fight with more heart and be sparked for it. Pac will lay him out Ricky Hatton Style. The money ain’t worth your chin being cracked and shattered. Fast feet, lighting hands, Power from unseen surprising shots and endurance is a bad match up for someone like who wins fights the way rios does by leaning on people and outlasting them. I’d even pick Broner to abruptly stop him at Rios’s weight much less Pac who I feel would destroy him and anyone who fights like Rios.

Posted October 15, 2012 12:13 am 

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