FIGHT UPDATE: Timothy Bradley Jr defeated Brandon Rios via TKO in round 9!
Timothy Bradley Jr vs. Brandon Rios at the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 7, 2015.
Event: Timothy Bradley Jr vs. Brandon Rios.
Titles: WBO World welterweight.
Date: November 7, 2015.
Place: Thomas & Mack.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada.
Promoter: Top Rank.
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American Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley Jr'is fighting tonight with Brandon Rios. The combination makes him one of the most compelling fighters to watch in the sport of boxing. Fans will get their latest opportunity to watch Desert Storm in action when he defends his title against the equally intriguing Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios (33-2-1, 24 KO) Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Bradley, meanwhile, switched to Teddy Atlas as trainer and is vowing to out-box, outsmart and out-point his opponent. Bradley was so confident last week that he told reporters Rios could only beat him with a lucky punch.
Brandon Rios doesn't have the champion's physique or his boxing acumen. But Bam Bam is just as tough, and he packs the punch that is absent from Bradley's game. This could be the formula for a memorable fight.
This version of Rios, at 29, is far more settled than the street kid who went to train under Robert Garcia in Oxnard with much of the edge remaining from a youth spent "poor, hungry and hustling" in Kansas, as Rios put it.
Bradley isn't going into a fight talking about getting a stoppage. Perhaps that's an indication he has finally accepted that he's not a big-time slugger. Maybe he's willing to embrace the fact that he's one of the best pure boxers in the sport.
Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KOs) enters Saturday’s encounter a decisive favorite in Vegas and on online sportsbooks (see below). But the two-division world champion from Palm Springs, California has been through many battles in his illustrious career and has looked less than spectacular in his most recent outings.
Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 23 KOs), on the other hand, is coming off the heels of a masterful win over Mike Alvarado and has nothing to lose by going for broke.
It will be a good and entertaining fight tonight. What are your fight predictions for this fight? Is it Bradley by UD? Or Rios by TKO? So watch and stay tuned for this update for the Bradley vs Rios fight.
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