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Brandon Rios Punishes John Murray, Eleven Round TKO

By Edward Chaykovsky

Madison Square Garden, New York City - Brandon Rios (29-0-1, 22KOs) stopped a very brave John Murray (31-2, 18KOs) in the eleventh round. Rios lost the WBA lightweight title on the scale after being unable to make the division limit of 135-pounds on Friday.

The went right to the middle of the ring and started trading hard punches on the inside. As promised, Murray did not take a step back and showed his tough nature by taking Rios' hard punches and coming back with hard blows of his own.

In the third, Rios stunned Murray and uppercut on the inside and started punihsing Murray for a moment. Murray recovered quick and started firing combinations. A lot of people saw Murray being blown out early. He was game and fighting Rios in a high tempo toe to toe battle.

Murray started taking damage in the sixth. Murray suffered a cut on his face and he started to swell from the punches that were landing, especially uppercuts, at close range. In the seventh round, Murray lost a point for landing a bad low blow. By the eight, Murray's eyes were both bruised up and swollen bad. Murray was game and continued to fight Rios in close quarters.

In the tenth, Rios seemed to hurt his right hand and Murray started landing some good punches on the inside when Rios stopped throwing. Rios' inactivity didn't last long. They were trading a lot on the inside. Murray was doing everything possible to turn the tide. He was coming up short and none of his punches were unable to hurt Rios.

In the eleventh, Murray started taking a lot of damage against ropes after being stunned by a series of uppercuts. Rios started unloading with his combinations until the referee jumped in to wave it off.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 12-04-2011

Rios is a damn monster! It is going to take a fighter brining a hammer into the ring to stop Rios. Rios was obviously weight drained and still came out possessed like a demon. He is going to fuk up…

Comment by MJ223 on 12-04-2011

Still smh at Rios.... Props for the win though given the circumstances

Comment by IronDanHamza on 12-04-2011

Rios didn't look great to me. Looked like he was a little drained. Maybe the whole 'I haven't eaten' is true, who knows. But John Murray took another beatdown. Don't know where he goes from here but like I said…

Comment by Ringlife on 12-04-2011

Another good win for Rios and this guy Murray has a lot of balls I would like to see him fight again.

Comment by monzon_ on 12-04-2011

There's absolutely no shame in Murray losing to Rios. We knew beforehand that it was an extremely tough fight to take, that Murray's defence is suspect and that he marks up badly. Murray's a top European level fighter, and was…

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