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Brandon Rios un-retires

After getting dominated and knocked out for the first time this month, Brandon Rios announced his retirement. Now, just a few short weeks later, Rios says he's not finished yet.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Well that was short-lived. Just a few weeks after announcing his retirement, after getting blitzed by Tim Bradley, Brandon Rios says he's not going to retire after all. In fact, I don't think we can even really consider it a genuine retirement in the first place, since it's been less than three weeks since he was last in action.

According to a report by RingTV, Rios' manager Cameron Dunkin said that Rios has been sparring this week and wants to give boxing one more legitimate try. Apparently Rios told Dunkin that he had to lose 53lbs in relatively short order to make weight for the Bradley fight and, well, you saw the kind of condition he was in. Dunkin also suggested that Rios was like the "walking dead" after shedding 35 of those pounds, which caused him to be terribly sluggish.

So Dunkin and Rios plan to give it another go, hoping to get Rios another fight within three to four months. Maybe Rios can get something back if he fights again soon, assuming he stays in shape in the meanwhile, or maybe what we saw in the Bradley fight is what he now is -- done. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

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