BRANDON RIOS NEWS

Brandon Rios Will Fight Jose Zepeda If Diego Chaves Can’t Get Visa

Brandon Rios is looking to bounce back from losses to Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao. He’s scheduled to fight Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday but a problem with Chaves’ Visa may cause Rios to find a new challenger. “The issue is not with Chaves but it’s with a worldwide f-up with the state department with their computer going down. There’s backlog now of three...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Videos: HBO’s Harold Lederman previews weekend fights for Kovalev & Rios

HBO Boxing's Hey Harold series is back, which means so is Harold Lederman. Here, he previews the two headline fights from this weekend's HBO Boxing two-site card. First, he takes a look at Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves, and he also examines Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello. With the Rios vs. Chaves fight, Bam Bam is looking to establish himself as a legitimate contender...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev, Brandon Rios And Jessie Vargas

I can’t tell you why I find that photo so amusing, I just do. It has absolutely nothing to do with the week’s boxing schedule (though there are fights in Wolverhampton, where that kid’s team is from, this week). There’s a split-site triple header on HBO, featuring Brandon Rios and Sergey Kovalev. At the time of writing, Rios’ opponent Diego Chaves is involved in some kind...
Via Bloguin Best
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev, Brandon Rios And Jessie Vargas

I can’t tell you why I find that photo so amusing, I just do. It has absolutely nothing to do with the week’s boxing schedule (though there are fights in Wolverhampton, where that kid’s team is from, this week). There’s a split-site triple header on HBO, featuring Brandon Rios and Sergey Kovalev. At the time of writing, Rios’ opponent Diego Chaves is involved in some kind...
Via The Queensbury Rules
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves: Rios media workout highlights

Brandon Rios is set to make his return after almost 9 months since his last bout which was a loss to Manny Pacquiao in what looks to be a tough match with Argentine Diego Chaves in Las Vegas. The bout will be on HBO at The Cosmopolitan and offers Chaves the chance to get a big name on his resume. For his part, Brandon Rios looks to put the Pacquiao loss behind him and wants to show...
Via Fight Hub TV
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brandon Rios highlights & greatest hits

Love him or hate him, Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios almost always puts on a great show. It's been a while since we've seen him in there at his best, and coming out with his hands raised. He suffered the first loss of his pro career in his rematch against Mike Alvarado, but then was able to land a big fight against a comebacking Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao dominated the fight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao is ‘not afraid to face’ Chris Algieri

Speaking with Philboxing.com, Manny Pacquiao confirmed that he will fight ballsy New Yorker Chris Algieri on November 23 at the Venetian Casino & Resort in Macau, China. “I’m not afraid to face anybody in the ring,” said Pacquiao, 35, who outclassed Brandon Rios last November at the same Asian venue. The 30-year-old Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) captured the WBO junior welterweight...
Via Sports by Colin
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves HBO Boxing preview

Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios returns to the ring on HBO Boxing on August 2nd, taking on Diego Chaves. Rios hasn't fought since last November, when he lost a one-sided match against Manny Pacquiao. Now he looks to emerge in the welterweight scene as a legitimate contender in the division. In his path is the once-beaten Chaves, an Argentinean slugger whose lone loss came at...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves opening presser photos

Former Lightweight titleholder Brandon " Bam Bam" Rios took part in an opening press conference for his upcoming fight against Diego Chaves of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also on hand for the press conference (although Chaves was not present) was Jessie Vargas and Anton Novikov, who will be squaring off in the co-feature. As always, the Top Rank Knockouts were also on hand...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves press conference video highlights

After 8 months from his last performance against Manny Pacquiao, fan favorite Brandon Rios will finally return to the squared circle. On August 2nd, he will be fighting at The Cosmo of Las Vegas as he takes on former interim WBA welterweight champion Diego Chaves. Rios will look to be the second man to finish the tough Argentine off as he will want to make a big statement in his...
Via Fight Hub TV
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Chris Algieri In The Works

Negotiations are underway for Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao to face New York’s Chris Algieri, according to various media reports. The fight would likely take place in November in Macau, with junior welterweights Ruslan Provodnikov and Brandon Rios potentially facing each other on the undercard. “We have a Pacquiao offer on the table and we are negotiating that actually as...
Via The Queensbury Rules
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios vs Chaves In Play for August 2nd In Las Vegas

BRANDON RIOS vs. DIEGO CHAVES and JESSIE VARGAS vs. ANTON NOVIKOV HEADLINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING EVENT Saturday, August 2, Live on HBO® The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Tickets on Sale This Friday! June 20 at 10 a.m. PDT LAS VEGAS, NV (June 18, 2014) – Former world lightweight champion and pound-for-pound all-action fighter BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS of Oxnard...
Via BadCulture
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Garcia And Alex Ariza Part Ways (Also Adam From Jerusalem)

It’s not often that TQBR will link to an Elie Seckbach video. We’ll make an exception for this one, though, because it’s both newsworthy and hilarious. For the first two minutes or so it’s your standard ES hype video, selling Brandon Rios’ chances against Diego Chaves in August. Then, at 2.30, Robert Garcia casually mentions the fact that Rios won’t work with strength...
Via The Queensbury Rules
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves set for August 2 in Las Vegas on HBO

Brandon "Bam Bam" Riosof Oxnard, Calif. makes his eagerly-anticipated 2014 debut when he takes on Diego "La Joya" Chaves of Buenos Aires, in a 10-round welterweight battle, Saturday, August 2, in The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. The telecast will also include "The Pride of Las Vegas"...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao “I proved with Brandon Rios I’m not old; Now I have to confirm it”

It feels like Manny’s ‘end’ has been talked about forever. But he’s a warrior, and like many warriors who only know in their own mind when the end is really nigh, he has some loose ends to tie up. He took down Brandon Rios in November in what turned out to become a personal feud, and now he’s ready to avenge his 2012 split-decision loss to Timothy Bradley. A fight that...
Via Fight Hub TV
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacquiao Says He Learned Patience After Being KOed by JMM

Pacquiao was asked if being KOed by Marquez made him more cautious with Brandon Rios and would he be the same versus Tim Bradley. Here is what Manny had to say. “I was very happy with my performance against Brandon Rios.  Speed has always been a major weapon for me and I used it throughout the fight against Rios for one simple reason – it was working.  The power is still there...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios ‘deserves the chance’ to fight Ruslan Provodnikov

Russian banger Ruslan Provodnikov may throw fists with Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios within the next few months. The 29-year-old Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) most recently exited the squared circle on October 19 after punishing Mike Alvarado to capture the WBO light welterweight belt. The “Siberian Rocky,” who was controversially outscored by Timothy Bradley in March 2013, is a relentless...
Via Sports by Colin
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video interview with Robert Garcia: Talks Nonito Donaire’s next fight, Maidana, Rios & more

Trainer Robert Garcia is a busy man. The perennial contender for Trainer of the Year honors has one of the deepest stables in the sport. So, while he helps brother Mikey get ready for an upcoming title defense against Juan Carlos Burgos in less than one week, there's still plenty of other fighters and events on his mind. In this video interview with Garcia, he talks about some...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruslan Provodnikov & Brandon Rios Agree to 2014 Fight via Twitter (Photos)

Brandon Rios has somehow talked himself into another large fight for 2014. Rios and Junior Welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov both thought a fan’s idea of having the two sluggers fight would make an amazing watch for boxing fans. @RuslanProvod yes sir me to so let make it happen — Bam Bam Brandon Rios (@Brandon_Rios1) December 20, 2013 @vhuynh13 @Max_Kellerman @RuslanProvod...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: The Brandon Rios And Marcos Maidana Cheating Allegations; Floyd Mayweather Vs. ...

"Get me the other bottle. The one I mixed." It has not been the best month ever for strength and conditioning/nutrition guy Alex Ariza. He mocked a fellow with Parkinson's disease and kicked him (Freddie Roach), then had one of his fighters (Brandon Rios) test positive for a banned substance and another (Marcos Maidana) be subjected to allegations of cheating. ...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Ariza Putting Mysterious Substance in Maidana’s Face (Video)

Ariza is a shady character, he was in Pacquiao’s camp when he was knocking people out two and three times bigger than him. He was just with Brandon Rios who drug test came back positive for his fight with Pacquiao and he was working Marcos Maidana’s corner last night during Maidana’s beatdown of Adrien Broner. In this video he is putting something in a napkin and smashing it...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios failed a drug test following loss to Manny Pacquiao

Tweet Despite being dominated by Manny Pacquiao for 12 rounds last month, Brandon Rios failed his post-fight drug test per a report from ESPN’s Dan Rafael. According to the report, Rios tested for banned substance methylhexaneamine, which is sometimes used for weight loss but also can be used as a drug for performance enhancement. Rios has been suspended...
Via Los That Sports Blog
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Fails Drug Test Following Loss To Manny Pacquiao

ESPN.com writer Dan Rafael is reporting that former lightweight champion Brandon Rios failed his postfight drug test following his loss to Manny Pacquiao. Rios actually agreed to random drug testing by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association for his Nov. 23 welterweight showdown with Pacquiao in Macau. Rios, who lost by decision in a noncompetitive fight with Pacquiao, reportedly...
Via Thacover2
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Fails Drug Test Following Loss To Manny Pacquiao

ESPN.com writer Dan Rafael is reporting that former lightweight champion Brandon Rios failed his postfight drug test following his loss to Manny Pacquiao. Rios actually agreed to random drug testing by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association for his Nov. 23 welterweight showdown with Pacquiao in Macau. Rios, who lost by decision in a noncompetitive fight with Pacquiao, reportedly tested...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios failed post-fight drug test after Manny Pacquiao loss

Brandon Rios got swamped by Manny Pacquiao in their recent bout in Macau.  The joke is that Rios was a punching bag for Pacquiao. Aside from losing in the ring, […]
Via 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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