Brandon Rios vs Aaron Herrera Preview June 11th
The always exciting former world champion Brandon Rios will be fighting at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California this Sunday, June 11th when he takes on Aaron Herrera of Mexico in a 10-round welterweight tilt. This is a Premier Boxing Champions telecast which will be available live on Fox Sports 1 and FOX Deportes in the U.S. Rios last fought in November of 2015 when he was stopped in the ninth round by Timothy Bradley. Herrera’s last ring outing took place in March when he knocked out Mario Alberto Cruz in the eighth round.
Rios vs Herrera
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Aaron Herrera +333
- Brandon Rios -500
The 31-year-old Rios of Oxnard, California enjoyed a fine amateur career and was undefeated after his first 27 pro bouts. He’s a former world lightweight titleholder with a record of 33-3-1 with 24 Kos. His biggest wins have been against Miguel Acosta, Richar Abril, Urbano Antillon, John Murray and twice against Mike Alvarado. He faced Alvarado three times in an exciting trilogy and lost the second bout by a 12-round unanimous decision. He won both fights against Alvarado by stoppage and his other loss came at the hands of Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in November, 2013.
The 28-year-old Herrera is also a brawler so this should be an entertaining bout. He’s won his last three contests by knockout and will climb into the ring with a record of 32-61. He was unbeaten in his first 24 pro bouts and stopped 16 of his opponents. His six losses were to Fernando Garcia, Jason Pagara, Selcuk Aydin, Pedro Campa, Regis Prograis and Mike Reed with Reed, Prograis and Aydin all stopping him. Herrera’s draw was a six-round technical decision in 2014.
Rios stands 5-feet-8-inches tall and has a reach of 68 inches. He’s fought 205 rounds since turning pro back in 2004. Rios has pretty good power with a current knockout ratio of 65 per cent. However, he was handed a six-month suspension when failing his post-fight drug test against Pacquiao. He may be known as a brawler, but he does possess pretty good boxing skills. Rios is effective when he works his way on the inside, but sooner or later his natural instinct takes over and most of his bouts turn into slugfests.
Herrera turned pro in 2006 and has boxed 191 rounds since then. He has an inch height advantage as he’s 5-foot-9, but his reach is unlisted. He’s got decent power with a knockout ratio of 54 per cent, but his chin is quite questionable since he’s been stopped three times. Herrera’s biggest wins have been against Misael Castillo and Jorge Pimentel. He’s struggled when he’s moved up in class and that’s what he’ll be doing against Rios. Still, he has a puncher’s chance.
The key to this fight is the distance. If Rios can get inside then he definitely has the advantage as he has trouble with skilled boxers who keep him at bay. Sooner or later though Rios will get to Herrera and Herrera will have to stand his ground or it’s all over. This should be exciting while it lasts and I’ll take Rios by a stoppage.
Rios should be able to stop Herrera
Play: Rios -500 @ 5dimes.eu
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