|Brandon Rios Juan Manuel Marquez|
On April 14th Juan Manuel Marquez and Brandon Rios are set to co-headline a HBO PPV event. Marquez will face Serhiy Fedchenko and Rios will be facing last minute step-in Richard Abril. The fight will take place in Las Vegas. Whilst both of these fights are relatively big, Top Rank are planning to stage two more fights leading from this show that are a lot bigger.
There have been a lot of rumours recently that Marquez and Rios will meet in the ring at Cowboys Stadium in Texas providing they both win their fights in April. Bob Arum has repeatedly said that he wants this fight to happen but some people believe it is just a way to sell the underwhelming PPV on April 14th.
|Marquez giving Pacquiao more than he can handle.|
Anyway, if the fight does happen, then fight fans all around the world will be extremely lucky as the winner could get a chance to fight Manny Pacquiao later this year. Marquez will almost certainly jump at the chance to fight Pacquiao as he has been talking about it for a very long time and whilst this fight isn't Rios' main target, I'm sure he would also jump at the chance to step in the ring with somebody as great and as well-known as Manny Pacquiao.
Of course, this fight can only happen if Pacquiao manages to beat Timothy Bradley on June 9th. If he doesn't, he will surely want to fight Bradley in a rematch in November.
Many believe that if Marquez and Rios do meet in the squared circle it will be the fight of the year, and we all know how the fights between Marquez and Pacquiao go (non-stop action all the way through), and let's not forget Rios. Any fight that involves him will definitely be entertaining.
So to sum it all up... As long as Marquez and Rios win their fights on April 14th, we will all be treated with two amazing fights later this year.