Brandon Rios returns to the ring soon after signing a new deal with streaming service DAZN but also has a keen eye on the upcoming Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner fight.

Rios will fight in Kansas next month but knows if he were to win in impressive fashion it could put him back into the contender picture again for some big fights.

One big fight coming up in January, expected to be on January 19th, is Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner. Most likely in Las Vegas but pending Manny Pacquiao sorting out some outstanding US tax issues with the IRS.

Rios for his part thinks there’s really only two ways it can go.

Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Rios said:

“It is what it is. I see Pacquiao winning by unanimous decision but it all depends on how Broner comes into it. If he takes it lightly and f**** around, actually I see Pacquiao knocking him out or wins by unanimous decision. But if Broner comes back and trains very well, trains like he wants to win it again, I see Broner winning.”

Broner from early training footage looks to be taking the fight deadly serious and is training as ferociously as ever at the moment.

Time will tell if the old Broner does decide to finally turn up again.