Originally Posted by RingKing
No, I would not say Rios is a great offensive inside fighter. He's more of a brawler with decent to good inside skills. I think his method is to throw and throw and throw some more until the other guy falls down. He has no game plan outside of what I have mentioned. At least I don't see him setting traps to create other openings.
Fighters who I think are great/superior inside fighters?
Jose Luis Castillo
Bernard Hopkins - when he wants to
Barrera - when he wants to
Terry Norris - maybe would classify him as good to very good
Meldrick Taylor - although he lacked world class power
Which is honestly why I see Rios as limited, and would pick a few at 140lbs to beat him.