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

Danny Garcia defeated Brandon Rios on Saturday night

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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)

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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.