Brandon Rios and Victor Ortiz's somewhat unorthodox way of challenging and accepting a fight between one another wasn't just for show. The two will square off against each other, according to Rios.
Rios recently spoke to Fighthype.com and said the two former world champions will most likely meet next February.
"I've been getting messages and stuff like that saying 'is the fight really happening?'" Rios said. "Yeah, it's gonna happen in February but we don't know yet what date, where...last time I talked to my lawyer it was going to be in either The Forum or the Staples Center, but we don't know where at yet, but it's gonna happen. It's gonna happen in the middle of February."
He also talked about the possibility of any skirmishes at the eventual press conference, telling fans to stay tuned.
"The fight is already hyped-up because people have been wanting to see this fight, we don't need to hype it up even more than its been hyped-up," Rios said. "So now they're gonna have to wait until the press conference to see what's gonna happen at the press conference."
After Rios defeated Mike Alvarado in January 2015 won the vacant WBO International welterweight title, he then lost to Timothy Bradley last November with the WBO welterweight world title on the line. Rios has lost 3 of his last 5 fights. Ortiz lost his WBC welterweight title in his first ever defense against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2011. Ortiz has lost 4 of his last 6 fights.
Credit to Badlefthook.com for the transcription.