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Brandon Rios: Acosta, He Hurt Me Bad To The Body

By Rick Reeno

The Palms Resort and Casino, Las Vegas - Saturday's grueling lightweight bout left both of the involved boxers with some visible scars of war. Brandon Rios (27-0, 20KOs)captured the WBA lightweight title with a tenth round knockout of Miguel Acosta (28-4).

Rios advised BoxingScene.com that he broke his right hand in the contest. After the fight was over, Acosta was taken to the back, put on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital. His face was swollen and he was badly hurt as the paramedics took him away.

"He stung me a few times. He was strong. In that one round [when he stopped punching], he hurt me with a body shot. I've been hurt with a body shot before. I was dropped twice before with body shots. He hurt me to the body but I knew that I would get him," Rios told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pullcounter on 02-28-2011

acosta needed to keep going to the body, that's how you stop someone as relentless as rios and other pressure fighters.

Comment by BaDaBiNgVIP on 02-28-2011

Props to Rios. it was a great fight. He hung in there and pull out the win. I like that he doesn't sugar coat anything he says. He says what he feels, even though he says some stuff that may…

Comment by Jago1986 on 02-27-2011

Not many boxers as honest as Rios

Comment by ernestot on 02-27-2011

what's not to like about rios.

Comment by Ruffus74 on 02-27-2011

Props to Rios for admitting he got hurt and call it like it is!!!

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