Cotto vs Margarito 2 Results: Brandon Rios Grinds Out Bloody, Hard-Fought TKO Over John Murray

Brandon Rios and John Murray were forehead-to-forehead for much of tonight's fight. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Though some will complain that Brandon Rios didn't make weight, the best fight of the Cotto vs Margarito undercard was indeed between Rios and Britain's rugged John Murray, as Rios stopped a bloodied, bruised, swollen and valiant Murray in the 11th round.

Rios (29-0-1, 22 KO) is likely headed to the junior welterweight or welterweight division after this, but though he fought exhausted and out of shape tonight, he showed heart of his own in grinding out this fight.

Murray (31-2, 18 KO) did have his moments and was in the fight, but in the end wasn't strong enough to seriously hurt Rios, and also just couldn't defend Rios' terrific uppercuts, which came from the right and left hands and seemed almost unstoppable.

Our live coverage continues here, with the Cotto vs Margarito rematch main event starting shortly. Here we go, folks. Here we go.


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