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García knocks out Ríos in the ninth

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Danny García needed his right hand to defeat his opponent on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brandon Ríos proved to be a tougher opponent than García thought he was going to be.

Ríos took a right hand from García to his head with :52 seconds left in the ninth round. He initially made the 10-count, but clearly was wobbly, as he was walking towards the official. The fight was then stopped.

Danny Garcia is seen here knocking out Brandon Rios (Getty Images)

Danny Garcia is seen here knocking out Brandon Rios (Getty Images)

The knockout was García’s 20th in his career.

The Philadelphia native improved to 34-1 in his boxing career. This win was García’s first action in almost a year after suffering a split decision loss to Keith Thurman on March 3rd, 20017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Ríos, a California native, fell to 34-4-1 in his boxing career. Two of Ríos losses have been by knockout, as he was also knocked out by Timothy Bradly Jr. on November 7th, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas for the WBO World Welterweight Championship.

Ríos is 3-4 in his last seven bouts.

Prior to the post-fight interview, Shawn Porter challenged García to a fight. Broadcaster Jim Gray had to get Porter out of the ring so that he could do his post-fight interviews.


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