After being out of the game for about eight months, Rios returned to the ring against Timorhy Bradley for the WBO Welterweight title.
From the very start of the fight, Rios looked completely out of it. Not too surprising, as Rios even admitted that the first two weeks of camp were very difficult for him.
Bradley dominated the fight completely.
CompuBox numbers through eight rounds had Bradley 231 for 520 while 78 for 428 for Rios.
By the 9th round, Bradley dropped Rios twice, with the final blow being Bradley landing an uppercut; Bradley had won by KO.
During his post-fight interview, Rios expressed frustration over not training for eight months then immediately jumping into training. He felt that his body was no longer the same.
“It’s time to hang up the gloves!” Rios admitted painfully.
Brandon Rios is only 29, but fans have noted his slurring of speech. This is most likely due to the damage he was received throughout the years in boxing.
“My body isn’t the same anymore. I’ve been in a lot of wars.” Rios said.
“When it’s time to hang em up, it’s time to hang em up. Thank you guys.”
Watch below for slow-mo’s of both round 9 knockdowns
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