Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States
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Who won Bradley Jr vs Rios?
Timothy Bradley Jr beat Brandon Rios by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 7th November 2015 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBO welterweight championship of the world.
Bradley Jr vs Rios stats
Timothy Bradley Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Brandon Rios made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rios had a massive power advantage over Bradley Jr, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Bradley Jr's 38%.
Timothy Bradley Jr was the older man by 3 years, at 39 years old.
Rios had a height advantage of 2 inches over Bradley Jr. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Timothy Bradley Jr & Brandon Rios fought out of an orthodox stance.
Bradley Jr's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Rios', having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2004, 28 days later than Rios, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 45 more professional rounds, 287 to Rios' 242.
Bradley Jr vs Rios form
Rios had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Mike Alvarado on 24th January 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at 1stBank Center, Broomfield, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Diego Gabriel Chaves on 2nd August 2014 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Manny Pacquiao on 24th November 2013 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Before that, he had lost to Mike Alvarado on 30th March 2013 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Richar Abril on 14th April 2012 by split decision in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas.
Rios' last 5 fights had come over a period of 10 years, 9 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 2 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
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