Found April 11, 2012 on
Pro Boxing Fans:
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 of the fighters mentioned above:
Brandon Rios Video Interview
Richard Abril Video Interview
Mike Alvarado Video Interview
Mauricio Herrera Video Interview
Mercito Gesta Video Interview
All of the video interviews here were conducted at the recent media days and public workouts that the fighters held. Crystina Poncher conducts the interviews, and you'll get a good feel for how each man is doing before the upcoming clashes.
Of course, as is the case with most Brandon Rios encounters, Rios-Abril has heated up and these two have been showing serious disdain for one another. Enjoy all of the video inter...
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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)...
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...
Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios has dominated the lightweight division for the past few years, and held the WBA title before being stripped of the belt for failing to make weight against John Murray in December. Rios is scheduled to face Richard Abril Saturday April 14th to regain his lightweight title and appeared to be eager to get [...]
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...
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 [...]
April 14 Pay-Per-View Previews and Predictions: Rios-Abril, Marguez-Fedchenko, and Alvarado-Herrera
On Saturday, a dual-site PPV offers an interesting spread of fights involving some of the best in the business. In Las Vegas, Brandon Rios takes on Richard Abril, with an interesting lead-up in Mike Alvarado taking on Mauricio Herrera. And from Mexico City, their favorite son returns...
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...
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...
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)
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...
Beard slap, mofo! There are a lot of guys with great beards (in the figurative sense) fighting this weekend, but no-one with great facial hair. But chin hairs aren't the main criterion upon which we judge our fights, so it's all good. This week's schedule is actually kind of packed. I'd make some kind of post-Easter resurrection comment, but I lack motivation/you...