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Photos: Danny Garcia Blasts Brandon Rios With a Monster Shot

Danny Garcia stopped Brandon Rios with a right hand in the ninth round Saturday night in their WBC welterweight world title elimination bout. Photos by Chris Farina, Stephanie Trapp and Ryan Hafey.

Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) beat Rios (34-4-1, 25 KOs) at Mandalay Bay Events Center to set up a potential rematch against WBC and WBA champion Keith Thurman or a fight against IBF champion Errol Spence Jr.

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Garcia fought for the first time since losing the WBC title in a unification fight with Thurman in March.

"I felt the ring rust a little bit in the beginning," the Philadelphia fighter said. "He's a good inside fighter and he was giving me some good uppercuts. He came to fight. I came to box, and I did that. I came to bang, and I gave the fans what they wanted — a knockout."

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Rios was able to get back on his feet, but staggered toward referee Kenny Bayless, who waved off the fight at the 2:25 mark of the round.

"I'm mad," Rios said. "I don't like going out like that. I'm a warrior, I got back up and I wanted to continue. I guess the corner stopped it but I'm mad. I'm mad because I got up still. I'm a warrior. I'm still in the game. I didn't think he did much to hurt me."

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Garcia, from Philadelphia, was the world champion for six years dating to his win over Hall of Famer Erik Morales in 2012 through the March loss. Rios, from Oxnard, California, is a former lightweight champion.

David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) defended his WBC super middleweight title for the first time in a 12-round unanimous decision over Ronald Gavril (18-3, 14 KOs). The judges scored it 120-108, 120-108 and 119-109. The fight was a rematch of last September's bout in which Benavidez won the world title.

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Benavidez, from Phoenix, landed 315 punches to Gavril's 176 and connected on 41 percent of his power shots.

"I knew he was going to come out aggressive," Benavidez said. "I knew I could jab and box him all day. When I saw the opening I took it. I didn't knock him out though. He's a tough son of a gun."

In an undercard IBF 147-pound title eliminator between two welterweight contenders, Yordenis Ugas (21-3, 10 KOs) stopped Ray Robinson (24-3, 12 KOs) in the seventh.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by -SWIFT- on 02-18-2018

Swift iced that mother ****er!

Comment by PETUFF on 02-18-2018

Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter is a good fight but haters always going to talk bla blah run your big mouthers haters!:boxing::boxing:

Comment by PETUFF on 02-18-2018

Danny Garcia one of the best fighters outhere no doubt!:boxing::boxing:haters keep criying!:boxing::boxing:

Comment by Kannabis Kid on 02-18-2018

Everyone is talking like Garcia just steamrolled Rios or something, Brandon looked the best he has had in years and he gave Garcia a good fight just got lazy with his jab and got countered with a great right hand.…

Comment by Dle on 02-18-2018

Rios doesn’t belong at 147. Rios doesn’t belong in the ring with top 10. Rios doesn’t belong in boxing anymore. His ship has sailed. Let it go Brandon. Keep what sense you have left.

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