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 the action started earlier than expected during this interview with Top Rank Boxing reporter Crystina Poncher:
Clearly there is no love lost between these two fighters. From previous interviews it’s apparent Rios doesn’t have much respect for Abril, if any at all. Abril was named a replacement to face Rios after Yuriorkis Gamboa reneged on the match up.
And kudos to Crystina for showing excellent reflexes to get out of the way once things escalated!