Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas - Following his knockout loss to WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (33-1-1, 13KOs), former lightweight world champion Brandon Rios (33-3-1, 24KOs) announced his retirement from boxing.
Rios, who wasn't in the best shape, went down in the ninth round from a hard shot to the body and the fight was practically over from there.
At the post fight press conference, Rios thanked his promoter Top Rank, the media in attendance, and said his time in the sport was over.
Rios admitted to "not giving it his all" when it came to his camp and the actual in-ring performance. He said his money was well invested and there wasn't any reason to take beatings in the ring for no reason.
"My body is not the same. I've had a lot of wars and I think it's time to stop. So I don't think I will fight anymore. It's time to retire. I went eight months without training and then when I tried my body didn't react the same," Rios said.