LONDON (18 September) – The scintillating showdown between reigning welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley and the all-action Brandon Rios will be screened exclusively live on BoxNation on November 7th.
The pair collide at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas in an explosive contest for Bradley’s WBO title that is guaranteed to have fight fans on the edge of their seats.
The ‘Channel of Champions’, BoxNation, through their exclusive output deal with leading promoters Top Rank, will once again bring boxing lovers another thrilling clash to add to a mightily impressive upcoming schedule.
BoxNation has already confirmed a host of live fights including Miguel Cotto’s superfight with Canelo Alvarez, Lucas Matthysse against Viktor Postol, the meeting between knockout kings Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux and next Saturday Frank Buglioni’s world title shot against champion Fedor Chudinov.
The meeting between two-time champion Bradley and former world champion Rios fits in nicely to the stacked BoxNation schedule, with both men having fought in Fights of the Year in 2013 and 2012, respectively, as they look to end this year on a similar high.
“I am excited to get back into the ring on November 7th against a very game and very dangerous Brandon Rios,” said Bradley. “I know that Rios is dedicated to giving the fans what they pay for and so am I. I guarantee you that the Thomas and Mack Center will once again deliver a great event.”
“We’ve been looking for a big fight and at last we have it. I’ll be ready,” Rios said.
“If I was going to come back to train a fighter, it was going to be one who had shown character in and out of the ring just like Tim Bradley,” said Teddy Atlas, Bradley’s new trainer.
“Fighting for the world welterweight championship is the most important thing in this fight plus I know Rios and Bradley will give the fans one of the best fights of the year. Both Bradley and Rios are warriors and will give the fans what they want to see. Thanks to Team Bradley for taking this fight. Let’s go out and give Southern California a fight that fans will never forget,” said Robert Garcia, chief trainer for Rios.
Also on the fight card will be one of boxing’s rising superstars with two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko defending his WBO featherweight world title against top-ten world-rated contender Romulo Koasicha of Mexico.
Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director, said: “This is a really exciting clash to add to the busy BoxNation schedule over the next few months. We are very pleased to bring BoxNation subscribers top fight after top fight and Timothy Bradley against Brandon Rios has the potential to steal the show from what is a jam-packed calendar of live world class matchups on the channel. We always aim to deliver the very best fights around at the best value so are delighted to do that once again through our exclusive output deal with Top Rank.”
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