Brandon Rios has fought at 135lbs for the final time as he makes his long awaited passage up to the talent laden junior welterweight division with a plethora of fan friendly bouts now probable for the relentless still undefeated Mexican-American slugger fighting out of Oxnard, California.
Rios was phenomenal against the very brave & game Murray on the co-headliner at New York’s Madison Square
Garden Saturday night if one considers the now well documented drama of the weigh in Friday. Whatever don’t kill you, make you stronger & the incessant body assault of Bam Bam came, saw & overcame the invariable ill effects of weakness & fatigue his crash diet must surely have extracted from this emerging force in world boxing.
The innate father & son-like dynamic of the Rios-Robert Garcia coalition is uplifting to purists & fans generally in the epoch of superstars surrounded by fair-weather friends, yes men & assorted entourage parasitic sponges. The visible & tight bond between the two is a throwback to former generations of boxing’s rich & fabled precedent. Rios is far from the most sophisticated fighter on earth; his is an approach that relies on his sizeable heart without much consideration for the subtler nuance of the sweet science – the brutal honesty pervasive therein is an attribute that yields an effective homage to the lineage of immense Mexican derived champions he so fervently longs to join.
Matt Hamilton, for ESNews Reporting!
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