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Tonight, Saturday February 17th 2018, Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KO’s) makes his ring return after an 11 month layoff, as he faces Brandon Rios (34-3-1, 25 KO’s) in a 12 round Welterweight bout.  The fight will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise Nevada, and will be live on ShowTime at 10pm ET.  In the co-feature, David Benavidez (19-0, 17 KO’s) will defend his WBC Super Middleweight title in a rematch against Ronald Gavril (18-2, 14 KO’s).  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

DANNY GARCIA

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-Record:  33 – 1 – 0, 19 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  68.5″

-Notable Fights

  • Amir Khan  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 7/14/12.  (Won TheRing/WBAsuper Junior Welterweight titles)
  • Robert Guerrero  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 1/23/16.  (Won vacant WBC Welterweight title)
  • Keith Thurman  —  Loss, Split Decision (12), 3/4/17.

 

BRANDON RIOS

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-Record:  34 – 3 – 1, 25 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  68″

-Notable Fights

  • Miguel Acosta  —  Win, TKO 10th round (12), 2/26/11.  (Won WBA Lightweight title)
  • Manny Pacquiao  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/24/13.
  • Mike Alvarado #3  —  Win, TKO 3rd round (12), 1/24/15.

 

PREDICTIONS:

David Benavidez  —  def  —  Ronald Gavril  —  via  —  Decision

Danny Garcia  —  def  —  Brandon Rios  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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