Brandon faces a man on Saturday who is arguably his most-dangerous opponent yet in Urbano Antillon, but he's already thinking ahead to the so-called pound-for-pound king of boxing. He's angling for a shot at Manny Pacquiao.
"I don't know if I'll ever get to fight him, but if I do, I'm going to make him fight," Rios told the Orange CountyRegister. "I'm going to attack him, because that's what I believe in. The money doesn't matter to me. I'll fight for nothing but the trophy. People come to see you fight."
Rios (27-0, 20 knockouts) will be defending his WBA lightweight belt against Antillon (28-2, 20 KOs) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., a bout to be televised by Showtime.
Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) currently is preparing to defend his WBO welterweight crown against Juan Manuel Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KOs) on Nov. 12at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a pay-per-view event.