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Brandon Rios Bio

Posted 12:00 AM | Feb 27, 2012

Brandon Rios
Weight Class: Lightweight

32 Wins | 2 Losses | 23 KOs

Hometown: Lubbock, TX
Birthdate: April 29, 1986
Height: 5’8”
Nickname: Bam Bam

At the age of 25, Brandon is a seven-year pro. A former WBA lightweight world champion, he won the title in February, 2011, and made one successful title defense.

He has an aggressive "throwback" style and a warrior's mentality, and always makes exciting fights. He has won 11 fights in a row, 10 by knockout, since having a 10-round draw in October, 2008.

Brandon lost the WBA title when he did not make weight for his scheduled title defense on December 3 against John Murray, but still gave a very impressive performance and won the fight by 11th-round TKO.

Brandon made his first defense of the WBA title on July 9, and scored a third-round TKO against Urbano Antillon.
Brandon won the WBA lightweight world title with a 10th-round TKO in a thriller against defending champion Miguel Acosta on February 26.

Regarding his nickname, Brandon said, "My coach, Robert Garcia, and Dr. Anderson, they're the ones that gave it to me. After I had a couple of pro fights, they told me, ‘You need a name,' and I was like, ‘I don't know one.' So they were watching me fight, and that's all it took - two punches and I dropped the guy. And they were like, ‘Look - bam, bam. Let's call him Bam Bam.' "

Recent Fights:

- Marquez Finishes Fedchenko. Rios Escapes Abril.

- Donaire Stops Nishioka, But Rios Is the Night's Brightest Star

- Alvarado Gains Revenge in Thriller, Sets Up Third Match with Rios

Brandon Rios