Dennis Taylor

Rios-Antillon set for July 9

Unbeaten lightweight Brandon Rios will battle Urbano Antillon in a 12-round fight July 9 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., according to the Los Angeles Times.

Rios (27-0-1, 20 knockouts) will be defending the WBA title belt he won Feb. 26 with a 10th-round TKO of Miguel Acosta in Las Vegas. Antillon (28-2, 20 KOs) lost his most-recent fight to WBC lightweight titleholder Humberto Soto, who outpointed him Dec. 4 in Anaheim, Calif.
Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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