Originally Posted by Flyers2001
*My opinion on Broner vs. Rios is similar to Gatti vs. Mayweather. Rios style is tailored made for guys like Broner. Rios is not going to move he is there to be hit even though he has a rock solid chin his face can be busted up. Rios will come in and press the action but I don't think he has 1 punch KO power and for every shot he lands, he will have to take 3 in return, esp uppercuts which Alvarado was landing on Rios and Broner on Demarco. I just think it is a terrible matchup for Rios.
Agree completely with your take on Rios/Broner and it's comparison to Gatti/Mayweather.
Another point worth mentioning is that Rios is soft to the body, and Broner hurt DeMarco really bad with solid, ripping body shots before moving the attack upstairs. I see him not only beating Rios, but really hurting him to the body then working upstairs and REALLY beating him down. It's one thing to in-fight with another brawler like Alvarado, it's a completely different animal doing it with a guy like Broner who is faster, far better defensively, sees shots really well, and rolls even better.
Rios gets beaten worse than Floyd beat Gatti, IMO. I don't see the fight happening though. Al Haymon doesn't work with Top Rank, and Rios is all TR property. Plus, he's being positioned for a fight with Manny down the road at 147, no need risking that 0 to Broner at 140.
I would love to see Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse and Broner. Matthysse can box, and while he does not have the extra gear speed or pressure wise, he's got a solid chin, doesn't get too far on the inside where those upper cuts will catch him, and his best shot is something Broner gets hit with - a straight to the body. Landing that straight to the head will be a whole different animal though.
Danny, I'd love to see how Danny handles the pressure and defensive style, along with how he'd be able to throw between the shots of Broner. He showed an amazing sense of timing and adjustments with Khan, which seen him get busted up early, but get his timing down on Khan's fast hands, and really wrecked him later. Different styles obviously between Khan and Broner, but the principle is there... timing and punching between punches to negate the speed advantage.
It'll be very interesting to see what Broner does at LW. A real shame though, is that if Mercito Gesta beats Miguel Vazquez for the IBF title, it's another situation where a Top Rank fighter is in his way. And worse yet, that'd put Gesta at #2 for the RING at Lightweight, which means he wouldn't have a chance to snag the lineal title there.