Found April 12, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
There was a collective sigh heard across the boxing community when it became evident that Yuriorkis Gamboa would not be fighting Brandon Rios in a legitimate dream fight on April 14 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Some even held out a little hope that, somehow, Gamboa would show up at the scheduled presser in Los Angeles after ducking the first one in the Cuban's adopted home of Miami. That didn't happen. Top Rank president Todd Duboef didn't offer up replacement names, as though Gamboa was just running late in L.A. traffic and was en route. Though the air was let out of the promotion's sails and HBO backed off broadcasting the Gamboa-less main event on their regular airwaves, a new possible opponent emerged due to a melee that occurred at the Miami presser. 135-pound titlist Richard Abril was in attendance as Miami served as his home territory as well. Abril (at right) and Rios (at left) got into each other's faces at the conclusion...

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...

Rios, Abril, Alvarado, Herrera & Gesta video interviews

This weekend, a number of Top Rank's fighters are showcased on their dual-site pay per view card. Two of the included match-ups are Brandon Rios vs. Richard Abril, and Mike Alvarado vs. Mauricio Herrera. Prospect Mercito Gesta also appears in a separate bout. You can check out out preview of the PPV fights, and right here, you can watch special video interviews with all five...

Brandon Rios ready to take next step

By Allen Trieu As always, Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios is confident and outspoken leading into a fight. The 25-year-old Mexican-American fighter is as brash as he is talented. After accumulating a 29-0-1 record in his first 30 fights with 22 KOs, Rios is firmly established as a rising star in the sport. On Saturday, he takes on Richard Abril on HBO pay-per-view (9 p.m. ET)...

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...

Brandon Rios & Richard Abril workout quotes & photos

Undefeated former World Lightweight Champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (29-0-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and his opponent  World Boxing Association (WBA) interim lightweight champion and Cuban expatriate Richard Abril (17-2-1, 8 KOs), of Miami, Fla., hosted a Las Vegas media workout at the Top Rank Gym Tuesday.  These two warriors face off for the vacant WBA lightweight...

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...

Brandon Rios “Whoever they put in front of me in the ring, I do not care who it is…I will be ready”

Former lightweight champion Brandon Rios is quickly becoming a rising star in the world of boxing. Sporting a undefeated record, Rios came into his last bout with John Murray as the champion. He would come out the winner but lost his title on the scale, missing weight. The event was chronicled in HBO’s portrait of [...]

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 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)

Mike Alvarado vs. Mauricio Herrera presser quotes & photos

This Saturday, April 14, from the Mandalay Casino in Las Vegas a junior welterweight collision will erupt between Mauricio Herrera and Mike Alvarado as part of the telecast that will feature Juan Manuel Marquez versus Sergey Fedchenko for the interim WBO Jr. welterweight championship, and Brandon Rios versus Richard Abril for the interim WBA lightweight championship. Right here...
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