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Video: Brandon Rios Post-Fight Reaction To Knockout, More

Video by Ryan Burton

Danny Garcia stopped Brandon Rios with a right hand in the ninth round Saturday night in their WBC welterweight world title elimination bout.

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.

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

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

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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.

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WesternChamp on 02-18-2018

it was not an early stoppage! rios almost stumble when he got up and tried to play it off by started hopping. danny would have put rios back down if the fight wasnt stop.

Comment by WesternChamp on 02-18-2018

the punch didnt seem all that hard but all you gotta do is look at rios head/neck and how it kinda twisted to the side when that punch landed. i knew rios was done when i saw that.

Comment by millcitymauler on 02-18-2018

Brandon’s slurring and rambling is getting more pronounced with every fight. I know the sports world in general could give a [email protected] about boxers, but I recently read that only ONE single concussion can damage the brain as evidenced by…

Comment by Pakutu93 on 02-18-2018

Kabooooommm!!!!!!!

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 02-18-2018

Rios is delusional. He got hit harder than I thought

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