Robert Garcia and Brandon Rios recently reunited after a split between former fighter and trainer and now find themselves readying for battle with Danny Garcia.

The fight takes place on February 17th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Speaking ahead of the bout, trainer of Rios – Robert Garcia noted:

“For this fight Brandon has been so motivated and training so hard. He’s very close to weight already and we’ve had more than enough rounds of sparring.

“Brandon is like my little brother and he’s definitely part of the family. I’ve always been in touch with him even when I wasn’t training him. When we agreed to team up again, the promise was that he had to stay healthy and train hard and show us that he wants to be champion again. Since that day, he’s been on a mission. He’s doing it the right way.

“Danny Garcia is a great two-division world champion. We expect him to be confident and I’m sure he’s training hard to get a good win. Brandon is going to be motivated to give everyone a great fight. His mind-set is to go out and beat Danny Garcia and that’s what he’s going to do.

“Brandon is training hard to do what people don’t believe he can do. His confidence is like never before. I see the same Brandon that we’ve seen in the best moments of his career.”

Whether Rios has enough left in the tank to trouble the heavily favored Garcia remains to be seen but one things for sure, he’ll give it absolutely everything like he always does.

I for one expect this to be a fun fight – for as long as it lasts.

Photo credit: Idris Erba/Team Brandon Rios