Who wins this exciting fight? Rios wanted Maidana but it looks like Maidana is taking his murderous talents to the welterweight division (hoping to eventually see a Ortiz-Maidana rematch). Matthysse is still campaigning at 140 and Rios will soon look to move up since he is THE MAN at 135 with Guerrero gone and Marquez in limbo.
You have Rios is bruising puncher with KO power in both hands. Has will made of steel. A improving inside game with a decent jab that can make your nose bleed within 2 rounds. He knows how to cut you off and likes a war which seems to make him stronger than weaker. He just keeps coming and smiling as more punches are thrown his way as he throws his own bombs. He is what I like to call a throw back fighter. BAM BAM away
And You have Matthysse a rugged guy who likes to take his time and measure up his opponents. He is also a banger who mixes combos to the body and head to give his opponents no room to adjust if need be. He has shown the ability to box to a decent extent. His chin has never been questioned as he withstood and didn't waver from a Super Judah uppercut. He has been plagued by what I call the "Glen Johnson Syndrome" where he has been caught with different ranges of bad luck and the old adage of "shit happens". After 2 fights where there are still questions if he should have been the victor and a missed first time title opportunity from illness you have to wonder whoever is his next opponent he will want to take it out on them. Stamina is never an issue and he also has KO power.
From my description and your own knowledge of the two who do ya pick? The Crude Argentine? Or The Bad Ass Mexican American?
Too Bad Rios is with Top Rank...smh....roll over and croak Arum