Roberto Garcia Ready For Brandon Rios

With Brandon Rios needing an opponent for his return to the ring on September 22nd, Robero Garcia is ready to be a last-minute option for the welterweight.

“I’m ready to go,” said Garcia. “I’ve just finished a two-week sparring session with Shawn Porter, so I’m itching to return to the ring against Rios. Let’s make it happen.”

Both fighters are coming off losses, with Rios being stopped earlier this year in Brooklyn by Danny Garcia in the 9th round, and Garcia losing to Martin Murray on June 23rd for his WBC silver middleweight title.

“Garcia has always wanted to fight Rios,” said manager Lee Holliday.

“It’s an intriguing fight of former champions. I have spoke to the WBC about Garcia fighting for the 154 pound WBC Silver Belt and received an absolute yes that they would endorse Roberto Garcia for that challenge. Winning the WBC Welterweight Silver belt would certainly open the doors to face WBC current champion, Jermell Charlo.”

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