Photos and report by Ricardo Conde
WBA #3 lightweight contender “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios (24-0-1, 18 KOs) of Oxnard, CA continues his preparations with his roadwork. The undefeated Rios will take on WBA #2 lightweight contender Anthony Peterson (30-0, 20 KOs) on Saturday, September 11 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV in a WBA lightweight title eliminator in the co-feature of HBO’s B.A.D. “Boxing After Dark” which will be headlined by WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa against IBF featherweight champion Orlando Salido. “Battle of the Champions” is being presented by Top Rank in association with Arena Box and Zanfer Promotions. Tickets are priced at $200, $100 and $50 and are available at the Pearl Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.