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BREAKDOWN Series: Danny Garcia Stops Brandon Rios + More Welterweight Talk

Danny Garcia defeated Brandon Rios on Saturday night


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Feb. 17, former two-division world champion Danny Garcia returned to the ring to score an emphatic 9th round TKO over former lightweight champion Brandon Rios. The bout took place inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. on SHOWTIME’s airwaves and it was a contest that was far better than many expected, as Rios gave a great account of himself prior to the stoppage.

But where does Garcia (34-1, 20 KO’s) go from here? There are a lot of interesting names at 147 pounds, including IBF champion Errol Spence Jr., WBA/WBC champion Keith Thurman, WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn, former lineal junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford, former IBF champion Shawn Porter, and emerging contender Yordenis Ugas, amongst others.

PHOTOS: Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios & David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril Los Angeles Press Conference

Danny Garcia and Brandon Rios in Los Angeles (Photo: Chris Farina – Mayweather Promotions)


By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, inside of the Conga Room at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, two division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-1, 19 KO’s) came face to face with former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (34-3-1, 25 KO’s) for the first time ahead of their scheduled Feb. 17 showdown. Garcia and Rios will square off on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions telecast that will take place from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Also present for the press conference were WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (19-0, 17 KO’s) and top contender Ronald Gavril (18-2, 14 KO’s), who will square off in a co-feature rematch of their thrilling world title bout this past September in Las Vegas. Benavidez defeated Gavril by split-decision and it’s a rematch many are clamoring for.

PHOTOS: Tim Bradley triumphs over Brandon Rios in Las Vegas

Tim Bradley was successful vs. Brandon Rios on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Who would have imagined that Timothy Bradley would have stopped Brandon Rios on Saturday night in Las Vegas?

That’s exactly what happened, as the Palm Springs native successfully defended his WBO welterweight title on HBO’s airwaves with a dominating ninth round TKO over Rios.

Brandon Rios announces his retirement from boxing following TKO loss to Timothy Bradley

Brandon Rios and trainer Robert Garcia prior to his fight with Timothy Bradley (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

It’s been quite a career for former lightweight champion Brandon Rios.

A Kansas native who now calls Oxnard, Calif. his home, Rios was able to beat the odds stacked against him by winning the WBA lightweight champion of the world while also entertaining fans with several memorable action fights during his career.

PHOTOS: Final Tim Bradley vs. Brandon Rios Press Conference

Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

On Thursday, Nov. 5, soon-to-be opponents Brandon Rios and Tim Bradley faced off with one another at their final press conference inside of the Wynn Las Vegas ahead of their HBO-scheduled showdown this Saturday night from the Thomas & Mack Center.

Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KO’s) will put his WBO welterweight title on the line against Rios (33-2-1, 24 KO’s), a former titlist in the lightweight ranks. in a matchup that has the city and the boxing world anticipating a memorable one.

Bob Arum talks Tim Bradley vs. Brandon Rios and why Canelo may be in line for the winner

Bob Arum speaking in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

It’s once again Fight Week in Las Vegas, as we are counting down the days to this weekend’s HBO-televised battle between former lightweight champion Brandon Rios and two-division titlist Tim Bradley.

The two men collide on Saturday night from the Thomas & Mack Center for Bradley’s WBO welterweight title in a fight that doesn’t figure to disappoint.

Brandon Rios rips Manny Pacquiao for using shoulder injury ‘excuse’ following Mayweather defeat

Brandon Rios training in Riverside, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Inside of trainer Robert Garcia’s new boxing facility in Riverside, Calif., you will find former lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios on the scene.

Rios faces off with Tim Bradley on HBO on Nov. 7 inside of the Thomas & Mack Center for a clash for Bradley’s WBO welterweight title and so far his spirits in camp are very high.

PHOTOS: A Closer Look at Robert Garcia’s New Gym in Riverside, Calif.

Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia talking shop in Riverside, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson)


By Chris Robinson

Ever since relocating to the West Coast in late 2009, Hustle Boss has frequented some of the best boxing hotbeds in Las Vegas and Northern and Southern California, including the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy.

Decorated trainer Robert Garcia, a former junior lightweight world champion who has since gone on to win multiple ‘Trainer of the Year’ titles, has established himself as one of the faces of the sport in recent years. Garcia held the IBF junior lightweight title briefly in the late 90′s and has spent recent years honing the skills of Brandon Rios, Marcos Maidana, Nonito Donaire, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Jesus Cuellar, and countless other prizefighters.

Brandon Rios hammers Mike Alvarado in Denver to nab trilogy honors

Brandon Rios dropping Mike Alvarado in the third round of their trilogy finale

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago in Broomfield, Co., just outside of Denver, Brandon Rios punished hometown favorite Mike Alvarado over the course of three-sided rounds in the third and final match in their memorable trilogy.

Rios was on top of Alvarado from the outset of the fight and scored the lone knockdown of the match in the third when Alvarado opted to take a knee.

Photos: Brandon Rios (146.75) and Mike Alvarado (146.5) weigh in ahead of trilogy showdown

Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios weighing in for a third time (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Weights from Denver, Co. as former lightweight champion Brandon Rios (146.75 pounds) and hometown favorite Mike Alvarado (146.5) make the welterweight limit ahead of the third fight of their memorable trilogy.

Rios vs. Alvarado III will take place tomorrow night from the 1STBANK Center in nearby Broomfield in an HBO attraction that will have big implications for both men.

Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia hit Denver to officially announce Alvarado III

Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia have landed in Denver (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

A crucial match for former lightweight champion Brandon Rios is just around the corner, as a third encounter with all-action Mike Alvarado is slated for Jan. 24 in Broomfield, Co.

This figures to be somewhat of litmus test on where Rios’ career stands at the moment.

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado set for trilogy showdown Jan. 24 [An exclusive look back]

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado will meet for a third time on Jan. 24 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

Rios and Alvarado

By Chris Robinson

Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are getting ready to settle their score.

The two former junior welterweight champions, who have split a pair of thrilling fights, will meet for a third time on Jan. 24 at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Col., right outside of Alvarado’s hometown of Denver. HBO will televise the rubbermatch, just as they did the first two matches.

Rios (32-2-1, 23 KO’s) stopped Alvarado in under seven rounds in October of 2012 in an absolute firefight of a match in Southern California that left the boxing world buzzing.

Brandon Rios reveals key reason for Algieri having the edge over Pacquiao

Is Chris Algieri ready to upset Manny Pacquiao? (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

The upcoming welterweight title showdown between reigning WBO champion Manny Pacquiao and recently crowned WBO junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri certainly has drawn a wide range of opinions from people within the sport.

Some feel that Algieri’s awkward, rangy style is enough to throw Pacquiao off his game while others feel the Filipino icon still has enough left in his tank to offer up a dominant performance on Nov. 22 when the two meet in Macau, China.

For former lightweight champion Brandon Rios, who dropped a wide points loss to Pacquiao in November of last year, he feels his former stable mate will actually be able to pull off the upset.

Brandon Rios reveals why Chris Algieri has the edge over Manny Pacquiao


Brandon Rios reveals why Chris Algieri has the edge over Manny Pacquiao, as the Oxnard star speaks with Chris Robinson

Brandon Rios in Las Vegas to support Marcos Maidana ahead of Mayweather rematch

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HustleBoss.com catches up with former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (http://hustleboss.com/tag/brandon-rios/), as he is in town to support his friend and stable mate Marcos Maidana this weekend vs. Floyd Mayweather.

Official Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves Weigh-In from the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas

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HustleBoss.com was on hand inside of the Chelsea Ballroom inside of the Cosmopolitan as former lightweight world champion Brandon Rios and his opponent, Argentina’s Diego Chaves, weighed in ahead of their HBO showdown.

Brandon Rios admits the Diego Chaves fight is some ‘do or die sh*t’ for his career

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HustleBoss.com catches up with former lightweight champion Brandon Rios ahead of his match vs. Diego Chaves

Guess who Brandon Rios may be fighting next?

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Source: (http://www.boxingscene.com/rios-chaves-vargas-novikov-close-8-2-hbo–78140)

Updates on the next possible opponent for former world champion Brandon Rios.

Brandon Rios feels Manny Pacquiao may go for an early knockout against Tim Bradley


HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson continues to speak with former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) about the April 12 rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley, set for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Brandon Rios discusses Marcos Maidana’s chances against Floyd Mayweather

HustleBoss.com speaks with former champion Brandon Rios about the May 3 Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana showdown.