After his highlight reel KO of Brandon Rios, Danny Garcia is once again a player at welterweight

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Last night in Las Vegas, former WBC welterweight champ Danny Garcia iced a game (if faded) Brandon Rios in fine, highlight reel fashion. The ninth-round KO “Swift” scored is arguably the most impressive, certainly most eye-catching, fight termination of his since his destruction of another faded former champ in Erik Morales, who Garcia KO’d in 2012 (forget the hatchet job Garcia did on the hopelessly over-matched Rod Salka in 2014).

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Danny Garcia obliterates Brandon Rios – Results

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Former two-division world champion Danny Garcia returned with a vengeance, knocking out Brandon Rios in a WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday on SHOWTIME from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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Results: Danny Garcia stops Brandon Rios

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In a predictable outcome, former 2 division world champion Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) stopped a very slow and faded former WBA lightweight champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios (34-4-1, 25 KOs) in a 9th round knockout at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia, 29, landed a right hand to the head of Rios in the 9th that put him down flat on his back.

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