|Rios calls out to Brook across the pond for a throwdown.|
Last weekend, after his brilliant victory over Jo Jo Dan, Kell Brook made it clear he was willing to fight pretty much anyone out there. Fellow Englishman Amir Khan came up, of course, but the name of a particular Oxnard, California fighter came up, as well.
Yup, Brook called out Brandon Rios. And Rios has responded with a clear affirmative. On Twitter this week the man known as "Bam Bam" not only expressed his willingness to fight the talented "Special K," he went out and pushed for it.
"Let's make this fight happen man," Rios Tweeted to Brook in the very early hours this morning.
What makes this whole thing so intriguing is the fact that Brook clearly wants to fight again soon, word is out that he may even want to get in the ring again this spring. With Khan apparently looking to get it on with Chris Algieri or someone not named Brook at the moment, Rios seems like a pretty good option.
He may have been bested by Pacquiao in 2013, but Rios always comes to fight. What's more, he looked magnificent in his third go round with Mike Alvarado this year. Sure, Alvarado clearly wasn't his best that night - but that's Alvarado's fault, and it takes nothing from Rios' performance.
That being said, Brook is truly a fighter on the rise. His strength, impressive straight punches and formidable defense make him a dangerous foe for anyone. Rios would undoubtedly love to play the spoiler, though. Besides, this would promise to be a fun fight. Both men like entertaining fans and rarely, if ever, put on anything less than a good show.
There are lots of interesting fights out there in this banner 2015. That doesn't mean there isn't room for another one.