REPORT: Brandon Rios comes out of retirement less than a month after announcement
Milan Ordoņez on Nov 26, 2015 11:41 AM
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On the night of November 7th right after his fight against Timothy Bradley with the WBO world welterweight title on the line, 29-year old slugger Brandon Rios announced his retirement from professional boxing.
Rios was stopped by Bradley via ninth round TKO in their 12-round bout.
"My body is not the same no more,” Rios told HBO’s Max Kellerman during the post-fight interview. “I’ve been in a lot of wars. I think it's time to hang it up. I'm done. I think that's it. It was a great run, it is what it is. I'd like to thank the fans for coming out and supporting this. I know I didn't give a great show, but f*ck it, it is what it is.”
Apparently, like some of the sport’s retirement announcements, “Bam Bam’s” was short-lived. In an interview with RingTV Online, Rios’ manager Cameron Dunkin confirmed that his client is ‘not done yet’.
“He told me he lost 53 pounds to make weight,” Dunkin said, speaking about the Bradley fight. “I know Brandon; that wasn’t him.”
Dunkin adds that Rios has been sparring at least six rounds in the gym, and will do a fight “in three, maybe four months.”
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