Brandon Rios talked to Boxing Scene's Ryan Burton about this weekend's tremendous fight with Mike Alvarado.
Quotes from the video:
"I knew coming into the division that I wanted the toughest guy out there and I knew Mike Alvarado was the toughest guy. That's why we picked him."
"I didn't have no doubt in my mind. I came into the fight and I told everybody that I predicted a knockout. I knew I was going to knock him out. That was in my mind."
"I wanted to knock him down. Mike Alvarado is a very tough customer and he wouldn't go down. The referee had to stop it or he would have hurt himself even more. I wanted to literally drop him."
"I told everybody before this fight, there's a new threat at the 140 division and it's me...and here I am."
"I feel great, I told you I was going to make it comfortably. I had no problem with it. I knew I was going to come out victorious because I don't have to kill myself to make weight anymore."
"When I stunned him in the sixth, you never know because he has a minute to recuperate. I had to come back out again, I seen him doing the little twist and knew if I hit him with the right overhand the first time I could do it again."
"He hit hard, he had great power. But I was never really hurt. He dazed me, he stunned me...like BOOM! WHOA! Where he woke me up, but nothing like seriously like I was hurt. It just shows everybody how great of a chin I have."