Here's Showtime's Al Bernstein with a recap of last night's Brandon Rios vs Urbano Antillon and Kermit Cintron vs Carlos Molina fights from California:
Realistically, Brandon Rios (28-0-1, 21 KO) is in my view the best lightweight in the world right now. Our rankings won't reflect that until Juan Manuel Marquez officially moves up in weight next weekend, but I think at that point I'll probably just put Rios at No. 1. His resume is already as solid as anyone else in the division, plus both Humberto Soto (2) and Robert Guerrero (3) are both moving up, too. Soto has already given up his 135-pound belt, and Guerrero is moving up to 140 on August 27.
There will also be a huge shake-up with our 154-pound rankings tomorrow, as Carlos Molina and Erislandy Lara both made statements last night, and so did Kermit Cintron in the other direction. It was sort of expected that Paul Williams would be moving back into our 154-pound rankings, but spoiler: No.