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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
5 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
8 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
13 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
13 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
13 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 Bloguin Best
13 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

Pacquiao vs. Rios PPV does less than 500k buys

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios HBO pay-per-view produced only 475,000 buys, according to multiple reports. Even with anticipated lower than usual numbers due to the fight being held out of the United States, Pacquiao vs. Rios producing less than  500k buys hurts both HBO, and Top Rank, not to mention Pacquiao himself. On the one hand, somebody such as, oh, Floyd Mayweather...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 11/26: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Brandon Rios Recap

(Above, a "pre-enactment" of what Manny Pacquiao did to Brandon Rios in Macau; via) Sometimes a fight fan invests in watching a fight card that, on paper, seems as though it should be high quality, and it falls short of expectations when all is said and punched. When that happens, nothing can be done. But other times, a card looks overpriced and underwhelming, and that...
Via The Queensbury Rules
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Forget Mayweather, Bring On Bradley vs. Pacquiao II

LOS ANGELES, CA - Bradley defeated Marquez decisively to retain the WBO welterweight title. Pacquiao returns to action and annihilates Brandon Rios to become the WBO international welterweight champion. Top Rank is synonymous  with WBO titles. Provodnikov, Rigondeaux, Garcia, and Andrade are all WBO title holders and fall with in the ranks. (Shame on your Peter Quillin for sneaking...
Via BadCulture
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

What Manny Pacquiao’s Victory Means

Manny Pacquiao won a decisive victory over Brandon Rios Saturday night, blowing through 12-rounds of dominance. The win erased a two fight losing streak for Pacquiao, whose quick feet and fast hands were too much for Brandon Rios. Known for his blood-and-guts style of fighting, Rios was the perfect kind of nightmare of an opponent to face coming off suffering a brutal knockout loss...
Via The Farm Club
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Pound for pound rankings update after Pacquiao vs. Rios & Froch vs. Groves

It's time to update the top 20 pound for pound boxing list! We've seen a lot of big action, highlighted by this weekend's Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight, as well as Carl Froch vs. George Groves, and that means we've made a long awaited update to our top pound for pound boxers list. ---> Continue to our updated top 20 pound for pound boxers list. Also...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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