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Brandon Rios Says He Wants Top Fighters at 140, Would Fight Broner or Garcia

Brandon Rios says he's up for fights with anyone at 140, but is realistic about his chances of facing Golden Boy fighters. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Brandon Rios says he's up for fights with anyone at 140, but is realistic about his chances of facing Golden Boy fighters. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Brandon Rios says that he's looking to take on the top fighters at 140 pounds as he has started working out again after an injury forced him out of a July 7 fight with Mauricio Herrera, and also says that he's open to fights with Adrien Broner and Danny Garcia -- but knows that that may be a tall order.

On Broner: "I’m not scared of him and would love to fight him, but with the feud brewing between Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank Promotions it is unlikely that this fight would even happen."

On Garcia: "Yeah, I’d take it. Why not? But again, unless the feud is squashed, none of these fights will happen."

So what I'm personally taking from this is that Brandon Rios might be the only guy who is willing to openly acknowledge that he really can't do much about fighting Golden Boy guys while he works for Top Rank, and if he worked for Golden Boy, vice versa. That's oddly refreshing, as annoying as it is that it's the reality.

First things first, I'm just hoping to see Rios back in the ring sooner than later. I'm really interested in how he looks at 140, and if he can become a top fighter in the division. It could be a different ballgame for him up there than it was at 135.

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