Showtime Boxing will be televising a welterweight match between former world champions Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios (34-3-1, 25 KOs) and Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) on February 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia vs. Rios will be the main event in the main event on Showtime televised card in Vegas.
A fight between former 2 division world title holder Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (34-3-1, 25 KOs) is in the works for December, according to Rios. The fight is being negotiated right now for December in New York.
Former world champion Brandon Rios (34-3-1, 24 KOs) returned to the ring with a seventh round TKO of Mexico’s Aaron Herrera (23-7-1, 14 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes Sunday night from The Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.
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“I had that good nervous feeling tonight, like before my pro debut,” said Rios. “I was a little jittery but it felt good in there.”
Former world champion Brandon Rios hosted a large contingent of media at Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, California Wednesday as he prepares for his ring return this Sunday, June 11 against Mexico’s Aaron Herrera in the main event of a Special Edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes live from The Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.
Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-3-1, 24 KOs) returns to the ring to take on Mexico’s Aaron Herrera (32-6-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of a Special Edition of Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 and FOX Deportes on Sunday, June 11 from The Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California.
Despite his very public ‘retirement’ from boxing earlier this month, Brandon Rios will be back according to trainer, Robert Garcia, who has said ‘Bam Bam’s’ decision to quit the sport ‘only lasted a week.’
Rios was comprehensively beaten by WBO 147 champ, Tim Bradley, in Las Vegas at the start of the month, getting stopped in 9 rounds after a sluggish and unconvincing performance that left many fans believing retirement was definitely the right option for the Oxnard-based brawler.
After his comprehensive stoppage defeat at the hands of WBO welterweight champion, Tim Bradley, last night, Brandon Rios publicly called time on his career, insisting he just couldn’t ‘pull the trigger,’ and shrugged off the loss with a customary, ‘f*** it!’
Rios had tried in the build up to suggest he wasn’t done yet, and that he had plenty left in the tank, yet it became evident quickly that 10 frustrating months out of the ring had helped kill any desire ‘Bam Bam’ had left, and he had just been paying lip-service with comments about dragging Bradley into a war.
Brandon Rios (33-3-1, 24 KOs) was totally outclassed tonight in losing to WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) by a 9th round knockout in a one-sided mismatch between these two Top Rank promoted fighters at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rios was stopped for the first time in his 11-year pro career after getting knocked down twice in the 9th from body shots.