Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/27/14
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 Saturday in a split-site pay-per-view doubleheader. Top Rank already has discussed putting Rios and Marquez together in a 140-pound bout at Cowboys Stadium on July 14. But given Rios' unpredictability, nobody is looking too far past his current bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, even though Abril (17-2-1, 8 KOs) is a fill-in opponent for fellow Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa, who bailed out of the matchup last month in a contract dispute. ''I'm not letting this unknown coming in and ruining eight years of hard work I put into building my professional boxing career,'' Rios said. Rios ruined much of that hard ...
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