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Bradley vs Rios: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

Timothy Bradley takes on Brandon Rios in tonight's HBO main event.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tonight at 9:30 pm EST on HBO, Timothy Bradley and Brandon Rios go toe-to-toe in a WBO welterweight title main event from Las Vegas, with Vasyl Lomachenko returning in the co-feature against Romulo Koasicha. BLH will be here with live, round by round updates and coverage.

Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KO) may be coming in with an advantage, as Rios (33-2-1, 24 KO) struggled to make weight for the fight, and looked a little dry and drawn at the weigh-in yesterday. But this is also the first fight that Bradley will have with Teddy Atlas as his trainer, so we don't know entirely what to expect of him, either. On paper, this is still a really good fight.

Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KO) is not expected to have much trouble with Koasicha (25-4, 15 KO), a fringe contender who was outclassed in 2014 by Lee Selby.

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Timothy Bradley def. Brandon Rios by TKO (2:49 of round 9)

Vasyl Lomachenko def. Romulo Koasicha by KO (2:35 of round 10)

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Round 1: Rios is at 170 pounds tonight. Weighed in at 147 yesterday. That is absurd. Bradley throwing a bunch of hooks to start, moving around and firing away with Rios just absorbing blows like always. Jabs from Bradley. Rios closes the distance with Bradley against the ropes, and Bradley is what he is, and it's a phone booth fight. Bradley closes the round with more big shots. Pretty dominant opening round for him. Bradley 10-9

Round 2: Rios digs a hook. But Bradley is really sticking and moving well. Rios working his uppercuts inside, and then a hard right backs Bradley down as he pulls out. Rios adjusting this round, throwing more and standing still less. Rios baiting Bradley into the close quarters fight. Rios with a low blow, Weeks misses it, then a couple body shots. Much more competitive round. Bradley 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Rios staying busier, but Bradley back in firmer control. Rios doing what he can, but he's so slow that when Bradley moves at all, it's a huge issue for him. Rios can thud big shots, though. Both guys throwing a good amount of shots this round, targeting the body a good bit. Bradley with a right, Rios misses a response. Bradley 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Bradley doing more good work in this round. Rios is going to remain dangerous until this thing is over, because he's big and otugh and never goes away and Bradley might wear himself out, but Tim is ripping him with some bombs in there, too. Bradley 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Bradley is really landing some big shots in there. They don't appear to be having huge effect on Rios, but then nothing has ever seemed to have huge effect on Rios. This is reminiscent of Pacquiao-Rios in some ways. Not so much in others, but just the class and craft difference showing and Rios having to shake his head at getting punched. Bradley 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: Bradley tearing Rios up in there. Like, again, not that Rios looks hurt or looks like he's in immediate danger, but he's getting dominated. Any minor success Rios had in the second or third rounds is now gone. Bradley is boxing enough, but not abandoning his aggression, which is good for him in smaller doses. Bradley 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: At this point, Rios looks like he's about done. Other than a miracle shot or Bradley doing something dumb, Rios is not in this fight. Bradley beating him up. Bradley 10-9, 70-63

Round 8: More of the same, really. Rios can't get off consistently enough to offer any real resistance anymore, and Bradley has a comfort zone figured out. He knows where and when to attack, and where and when to box. Bradley 10-9, 80-72

Round 9: Bradley continues to dominate, and Rios crumbles to the mat on body shots late in the round. His will is gone. He gets up, but he can't even lift his arms to defend himself anymore, and Weeks steps in to end the fight. Bradley TKO-9


Round 1: Easy first round for Lomachenko. Koasicha did nothing, Lomachenko did a bit. Koasicha isn't punching, and Lomachenko would rather counter. Lomachenko 10-9

Round 2: Koasicha does a bit better this round, with Lomachenko upping his output to the exact same ratio. Outstanding stuff. This is a very obvious mismatch. It's not an ugly wipeout yet or anything, but there's no intrigue as far as what's happening in the ring. Lomachenko 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Lomachenko turns up the heat at moments this round. Koasicha is just in there existing. Lomachenko could probably put a stamp on this whenever he feels like taking half a risk and really pressing. Lomachenko 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Lomachenko pit-a-pat peppering Koasicha. You wouldn't call this exciting. Making this dull is less Lomachenko's surgical precision and patient style than, again, the fact that there is NO intrigue in this fight whatsoever. Lomachenko 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Lomachenko highlights this round by exhibiting footwork. Lomachenko 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: There's nothing competitive about this. Also Lomachenko isn't sitting down on much of anything. This is sparring with Lomachenko going about 60%. Lomachenko 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: Lomachenko sitting down a bit more on some shots in this round. Beat him up a bit more in this round, borderline 10-8 without a knockdown. But frankly I don't feel like giving Koasicha any more guff than necessary. Lomachenko 10-9, 70-63

Round 8: Max analyzes hardcore, saying it's good when good fighters fight other good fighters, even better than when they fight not so good fighters. I think he might be right. Lomachenko smacking Koasicha around again this round. The difference in class is just huge. There's nothing Koasicha can do. Lomachenko 10-9, 80-72

Round 9: Lampley says after 8th round, Koasicha’s corner is threatening to stop fight. Nothing in this round has been different from the other rounds so not sure if they see any reason to keep it going. Lomachenko 10-9, 90-81

Round 10: Body shot puts Koasicha down in the last minute of the round, and he stays there, taking the count on his knee. Probably a good call. Lomachenko KO-10

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