Live Bradley vs. Rios Results Coverage:
Saturday night on HBO Boxing, Timothy Bradley and Brandon Rios square off in a welterweight contest. “Bam Bam” is looking to insert himself back into contention, while “Desert Storm” is looking to put on a good show and land another high profile contest. Right here, we’ll be doing live round by round coverage of the Bradley vs. Rios bout, while also taking a look at the undercard fight featuring Vasyl Lomachenko.
Bradley vs. Rios Scorecard
Bradley vs. Rios Round by Round
Rd 1: Fast start from Bradley. He takes centre ring and controls the round with his jab and footwork. Towards the end of the round he walks forward and lands some solid body shots.
Rd 2: Bradley doing a lot of holding in this round while Rios tries to land clubbing shots over the top. Rios lands a nice left uppercut as Bradley tries to engage him on the ropes.
Rd 3: Bradley appears to hurt Rios to the body and does a better job of boxing his opponent. He also sneaks in a nice straight right hand towards the end of the round.
Rd 4: Bradley landing the cleaner shots again. Rios tires toward the end of the round and Bradley lands another nice right hand. Rios smiles to discourage Bradley but there was little of substance here from the Texan.
Rd 5: Bradley lands a stunning overhand right to the temple of Rios. He also lands a straight right. Rios looking ragged and not throwing enough. Bradley’s best round yet.
Rd 6: Bradley throwing shoeshine shots but punctuated the round with a lovely series of left-handed punches including uppercuts and hooks.
Rd 7: Rios was given a telling off in the corner between rounds but he put in another listless showing in this round. Bradley landed some cute uppercuts on the inside and some more nice body shots.
Rd 8: More of the same. Bradley made a good start and continued his good work from before. Rios needs to show something.
Rd 9: Body shot stops Rios in his tracks. Bradley goes back and throws a flurry of shots and Rios goes down fairly easily. Bradley wins by stoppage.
Result: Timothy Bradley TKO9
Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Romulo Koasicha Results
Vasyl Lomachenko stopped Romulo Koasicha with a left hook to the body in the 10th round of a one-sided fight.
Lomachenko spent the first round figuring out his unknown opponent before gradually working his way through the gears as the rounds progressed. In truth, Koasicha – who was previously outboxed by Lee Selby – had no answer to Lomachenko in either power or technique.
Lomachenko didn’t seem rushed to stop or knock out Koasicha and instead focused on retaining his composure in an effort to showcase his supremely refined skills. His footwork and head movement was too much for Koasicha to get to grips with, while Lomachenko took his time even when he had his man up against the ropes.
By the 10th round Koasicha’s face had begun to swell and every time he threw he was met with return flurries. A left hook to the body hurt him and Lomachenko followed up to put the Mexican down and out.
Result: Vasyl Lomachenko KO10 Romulo Koasicha
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