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Pacquiao vs. Rios: The Macau Massacre

This Saturday night which will be Sunday morning Macau time, Manny Pacquiao attempts to climb back on the horse that bucked him and ride that thing in to the sunset of his career. The man that will be across the ring from Pacquiao is Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, who's full steam ahead style has everyone outside the Rios camp thinking this fight will be a one sided beat down not in his favor, and entertaining [...]

Pacquaio vs. Rios Fight: it’s getting exciting

Former Pacquiao's conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, was stepping on the spotlight when he kicked Freddie Roach on the chest on Wednesday. The upcoming fight between Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and Former WBO light welterweight champion Brandon Rios is getting hotter and hotter. Two corners are now extremely upset against each other and they want to get it done on Nov. 23. Freddie Roach [...]

Pacquiao to Roach: “Are Those The Guys That Made Fun Of You? That’s All I Need To Know”

When Freddie Roach and Alex Ariza got into a scuffle, it was evident that this fight, at least the competitive angle of it, is going to change its course. Verbal back and forth is always a part of boxing, its marketing and hype. Nevertheless when Alex Ariza kicked Freddie Roach and made fun of his Parkinson’s, he signed his respect away, and boxing fans are unlikely to give it back anytime soon. Roach [...]

Mayweather/Pacquiao fight could finally happen says Arum ahead of Pacquiao/Rios clash

BoxNation to donate £2 from every new subscription this week to help Philippines disaster victims Boxing’s biggest-ever money fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could finally take place according to a key player behind the negotiations. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who promotes the Filipino superstar, admitted to BoxNation that there is genuine will on his part to make the fight [...]

Pacquiao fighting for Philippines amid strained relations ahead of showdown with ‘monster’ Rios live on BoxNation

LONDON (Nov 20) – Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has vowed to do the Philippines proud when he takes on Brandon Rios amid strained relations between both camps. The Filipino congressman for the Sarangani province was the coolest man on stage during the final press conference where animosity between both trainers from the altercation earlier in the day was still very much evident. Five-time ‘Trainer [...]

Bob Arum: “It’s Going To Be Like Hagler-Hearns”

This is OK in an event in the United States. But we’re going to throw huge security around this, because this is not something that is appreciated by the Chinese. I think, that with all this undercurrent that’s going on, it’s going to be like Hagler-Hearns,” Arum recently stated in response to the scuffle between Freddie Roach and camp Rios. The animosity between the camps has been there [...]

Has Freddie Roach’s plan backfired?

Manny Pacquiao's hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach would have liked nothing better than to see dissension in the ranks at Camp Rios. Freddie hoped the likelihood of that happening would increase dramatically with the addition of Alex Ariza to the team. Freddie made headlines when he fired Ariza from the Pacman team. Freddie explained Ariza was a disruption to training activities, a troublemaker [...]

Roach and Alex Ariza Make Pacquiao vs. Rios a Personal Affair, Adding Fuel To The Fight

By now, most boxing fans have already heard of, or seen the video where Freddie Roach gets kicked by Alex Ariza in the midst of Roach arguing with multiple members of camp Rios over gym time. The scuffle was aggressive in nature, with not only name calling, but race as well as Roach’s Parkinson’s disease used as verbal weapons. Alex Ariza went farther than most would, not only kicking Freddie [...]

Live Stream: Pacquiao vs. Rios Final News Conference

MANNY "Pacman" PACQUIAO (54-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province of the Philippines, and former world champion BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS (31-1-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., will host their final press conference for their eagerly-anticipated welterweight collision, Wednesday, November 20, in the Venetian Ballroom A&B at The Venetian Macao. It will be streamed [...]

Frankie Gavin Previews Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios

To assess the huge Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios showdown on BoxNation this Sunday morning, boxing writer Glynn Evans spoke to reigning British welterweight king Frankie Gavin, a man who is himself on the cusp of world contention at 147lbs. The Birmingham star puts his Commonwealth title on the line against Joseph Lamptey on December 21st at the First Direct Arena in Leeds and a win will see him [...]