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Rios scores stoppage win in comeback

Brandon Rios says fans will see continued progress in his performances each time out.

Mike Alvarado v Brandon Rios III Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Brandon Rios (34-3-1, 24 KOs) had a successful return to the sport of boxing last night when he stopped Aaron Herrera (23-7-1, 14 KOs) in seven rounds on Fox Sports 1. Rios was in control from the outset and despite a game Herrera fighting back as best he could, Rios was able to eventually wear him down with his inside fighting and body attack.

Rios admits there was a little nervous energy coming from him for this return, but says that fans can expect continued improvement from him under new trainer Rickey Funez.

"Next time I get in there I'll be better," said Rios. "You'll see more progress each time I get out there. I still have my same style but I'm adding some more athleticism and head movement to it. I felt like I did well in there."

With the win Rios says he’s ready to take on the new challenges, in what he describes as the ‘next chapter’ of his career. But this fight was said to be a one-off arrangement with power manager Al Haymon, so we’ll have to see what opportunities open up for Rios from here on.

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