Robert Garcia says Brandon Rios is a new guy and this training camp is his best yet
Aug 01 2014 5:01 AM
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Trainer Robert Garcia talks abut Brandon's preparation to face Diego Chaves and also touches on the Mayqeather vs. Maidana rematch.

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deepwater2 says:

Sometimes it's best to back to the the things that got you there in the first place. I hope Rios still has it. Looking for forward to the fight.

The Commish says:

Gerry Cooney & I have a guy who is retired and recently was hired to do so P.R. work for all the guys at the gym in Oxnard. He regularly gets us guests frrom that gym to be on our SiriusXM show. The guy who has made the most appearances from there is Brandon Rios, who has been on six times in the last year.

He joined us last Monday, and was as open as he's ever been.

“I really feel I've grown up,” Rios told us. “Things were coming too easy for me. I thought I could get by with just enough work, but I've learned that isn't true. Every day now, when I go into that gym, I give everything I've got. Everything. I feel better than I ever have.”

Asked if he feels if he'll need that peak condition to beat Diego Chaves–the man he will be facing on Saturday–Rios said, “Absolutely. Chaves is a top fighter who I expect will be ready to go to war. In a tough fight, stamina plays a huge factor. I feel like my stamina right now has never been better.”

When Gerry and I spoke to our correspondent off-air, he said, “I have never seen Rios look so good. Robert Garcia is thrilled with the way he looks. Everybody is. I'm telling you, Brandon Rios is going to impress you this weekend.”

The fight against Chaves is tomorrow night in Las Vegas and will be seen on HBO. Chaves is 23-1 (19 KO's), his lone loss coming a year ago against Keith Thurman by 10th round knockout. Rios is 32-2-1 (23 KO's). His last fight was a one-sided decision loss to Manny Pacquiao last November.

-Randy G.

The Good Doctor says:

[QUOTE=The Commish;60086]Gerry Cooney & I have a guy who is retired and recently was hired to do so P.R. work for all the guys at the gym in Oxnard. He regularly gets us guests frrom that gym to be on our SiriusXM show. The guy who has made the most appearances from there is Brandon Rios, who has been on six times in the last year.

He joined us last Monday, and was as open as he's ever been.

“I really feel I've grown up,” Rios told us. “Things were coming too easy for me. I thought I could get by with just enough work, but I've learned that isn't true. Every day now, when I go into that gym, I give everything I've got. Everything. I feel better than I ever have.”

Asked if he feels if he'll need that peak condition to beat Diego Chaves–the man he will be facing on Saturday–Rios said, “Absolutely. Chaves is a top fighter who I expect will be ready to go to war. In a tough fight, stamina plays a huge factor. I feel like my stamina right now has never been better.”

When Gerry and I spoke to our correspondent off-air, he said, “I have never seen Rios look so good. Robert Garcia is thrilled with the way he looks. Everybody is. I'm telling you, Brandon Rios is going to impress you this weekend.”

The fight against Chaves is tomorrow night in Las Vegas and will be seen on HBO. Chaves is 23-1 (19 KO's), his lone loss coming a year ago against Keith Thurman by 10th round knockout. Rios is 32-2-1 (23 KO's). His last fight was a one-sided decision loss to Manny Pacquiao last November.

-Randy G.[/QUOTE]

Good insight there Commish. Always love to hear true insider info.

I hope that Rios is in good form. It always helps the sport when you have brawlers who can get in there and create good fights. Guys throughout the years like Katsidis, Margarito, Alvarado, Paul Williams, and a few others were never truly loaded with skill but you knew they were not stopping until the clock or their senses stopped working.