Brandon Rios Officially Announces Retirement on Facebook

After being “grounded” for eight months, Rios got back into the ring last night against Timothy Bradley, only to suffer a 9th round KO loss.

Rios himself even admitted that prior to the fight, the first two weeks of training were a struggle. He felt that his body was no longer the same.

The proof was last night, as it was obvious that Rios was sluggish.

During the post-fight interview, he said that he was most likely to retire as his body was no longer the same and that he has “fought a lot of wars.”

As for his priorities? “Wife and kids” said Rios during the post-fight press conference.

Best of luck to him!

Read Rios’ official facebook statement below

Wanted 2 thank all my #teamrios fans. I have made decision 2 hang up my gloves. Have a family 2 think about & hope u guys have enjoyed the fights I have given the fans. I made it this far when ppl doubted me. Its difficult to ride this & walk away from a sport I love. Thank 2 all my loyal fans 4 your support & Team RGBA u will always be family 2 me.

Link to the Facebook post here

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