Re: Bam Bam Rios and Broner showing critics what theyre made of.
I give Rios props for fighting the big and dangerous Alvarado but it was never a matter of Rios avoiding dudes that can punch, it's good boxers he's avoiding. Alvarado is tailor made for him. B level technician Abril made him look silly, he can't hang with a slick boxer that has a decent chin and Arum knows this which is why it'll be the Alvarado's of the world from now on. Still a very credible opponent for a 1st fight at 140 and one he deserves props for winning if he does.
Demarco's arguably the #1 fighter at 135 so thats a great first step up for Broner too. There's only one other fighter you can argue better than Demarco at 135 and that's Vazquez who gets criminally underrated.