Las Vegas- In a dramatic bloodbath that had a scarce crowd at the Palms Hotel and Casino on Saturday night on their feet throughout, unbeaten prospect Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (27-0-1,20 KO’S) went through hell and back to stop Venezuelan champion, Miguel Acosta in the tenth stanza of WBA championship fight scheduled for twelve. In short; this was the most dramatic fight I have ever witnessed live and should be considered an early candidate for the fight of the year. “I always told my dad since I was little that I was going to be a world champion,” said elated Rios after the fight:” My dad was here and I became a world champion. I wanted to bring him a wish come true.”
Acosta (28-4-2, 22 KO’S) controlled the action in the first round with a jab and boxing and moving and fast powerful combinations. True to his nature Rios pressed forward but was not effective. Acosta landed a wicked uppercut in the second and was still in control, but Rios was getting closer to land his own artillery. Another huge uppercut in the third stanza only produced a smile on the face of Rios who attacked with abandon and trapped Acosta in the corner. Venezuelan fighter finished strong and had Rios hurt at the conclusion of the third. Acosta took control of the fight in the fourth and had Brandon Rios in a lot of trouble; RIOS WAS BACKING UP FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON THE VERGE OF BEING STOPPED. In between rounds trainer Roberto Grandpa Garcia urged his fighter: “Stay close to him, stay close to him. Let him hold. Let the referee break it up. Just stay on him.He followed my instructions,” concluded Garcia.