Found April 10, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
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've heard it all before. There's the split site HBO pay-per-view featuring Juan Manuel Marquez and Brandon Rios, Michael Katsidis on ESPN on Friday night, Felix Sturm fighting Sebastian Zbik in Germany, fights on virtually all the Spanish language networks and even some from Britlandia. Can you even handle this much boxing? Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Serhiy Fedchenko and Brandon Rios vs. Richard Abril, Saturday, HBO PPV, Las Vegas and Mexico City. This card doesn't deserve to be on PPV – but it's a forgiveable business decision considering the shenanigans that went on with Yuriorkis ...

Rios, Abril, Alvarado, Herrera & Gesta video interviews

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...

PPV Mega-Preview: Rios-Abril, Marquez-Fedchenko & Alvarado-Herrera

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...

Brandon Rios ready to take next step

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)...

Brandon Rios & Richard Abril workout quotes & photos

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...

Video: Brandon Rios has confrontation with Richard Abril mid interview

  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 “Whoever they put in front of me in the ring, I do not care who it is…I will be ready”

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 [...]

Mike Alvarado vs. Mauricio Herrera presser quotes & photos

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...

Michael Katsidis headlines on Friday Night Fights this week

Former interim Lightweight titlist Michael Katsidis “The Great” (28-5, 23 KOs) and Albert “Tornado” Mensah (19-3-1, 7 KOs) will meet in the 10-round Junior Welterweight main event on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra on April 13. Friday’s show will air at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2 HD, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN3 from Las Vegas. The card is presented by...
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