Brandon Rios will return to the ring this Fall on HBO. The question is against who? The potential matchup with Kell Brook was in negotiations but fell apart. Cameron Dunkin, Rios manager, told USA TODAY Sports that Ruslan Provodnikov and Jessie Vargas are in line for a Fall fight.
Vargas, 26, is coming off a lost to Tim Bradley last month, but the finish was filled with controversy. Vargas stunned Bradley and had him almost gone until referee Pat Russell stopped the fight with seven seconds remaining in the bout. Provodnikov is also coming off a lost to Lucas Matthysse in a very exciting fight.
No question that Brandon Rios vs Provodnikov or Vargas would be an exciting match.