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ESPN’s Multi-Platform Coverage of Pacquiao vs. Ríos

Starting Monday, Nov. 18, ESPN will present multi-platform pre- and post-fight coverage of the 12-round Welterweight fight between Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) and former Lightweight titlist Brandon Ríos (31-1-1, 22 KOs). SportsCenter and ESPN Deportes will provide daily news and information throughout the week. The fight, from the Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena, in Macau, [...]

Freddie Roach Interview Transcript from Pacquiao’s Training Camp

Good morning America and good evening to World-Famous Freddie Roach because it is 11 PM in General Santos City in the Philippines. It is very gracious of him to join us – he has a 4:30 AM run with Manny Thursday morning. We are just 10 days from Macau – Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios in a 12-round welterweight battle which will be headlining a live five-bout pay-per-view card on November [...]

Brandon Rios Lands in Macau. “Victory Will Be Mine!”

Former world champion BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS and his team, headed up by Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, arrived at The Venetian Macao® earlier today with one mission on their minds -- BEAT MANNY PACQUIAO! "I'm in China baby!" exclaimed Rios as he was greeted at the resort's VIP Entrance. "I worked hard in camp, have a great team, Robert Garcia will be in my corner on the night [...]

12 Days Until Pacquiao vs. Rios – Live on PPV – Saturday, Nov. 23

NEW YORK (November 11, 2013) -- If Horace Greeley were a boxing promoter today he would undoubtedly be espousing, "Go East, young man." And in boxing's biggest demonstration of Manifist Destiny, Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY "Pacman" PACQUIAO and former world champion BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS will battle each other in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, November 23, from The Venetian® [...]

Arum says Pacquiao may be finished if he loses to Rios

The significance of Manny Pacquiao's fight with Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO's) this month may be a lot more than what many people think it is, because Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum believes that it might be all over for the Filipino if he gets beaten by the 27-year-old Rios on November 23rd in their fight at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Arum said via Philstar "This [...]

Left-Hook Lounge: How Good is “GGG”?, Is Rios “Afraid” of Pacquiao?, & is Mike Perez a Heavyweight Threat?

H. Barlow (Dallas, TX): Count me to the list of supporters behind GGG! I think the guy is amazing and I don't see anyone at 160 or 168 who can stop him. Who do you think would give him the "most" trouble between 154 and 168? Vivek W. (ESB): Before I get into GGG's performance, I'd like to start by saying great effort by Curtis Stevens. I thought Stevens performed very well, although he hindered [...]

Brandon Rios Media Workout Quotes

OXNARD, CALIF (October 31, 2013) -- Former world champion BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS (31-1-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., and reigning Trainer of the Year ROBERT GARCIA hosted their only U.S. Media Workout today at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard. KEVIN HART, who stars as a savvy boxing promoter in the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures movie "Grudge Match," was also in [...]

Brandon Rios: “We Know He Can’t Take a Good Punch”

When Brandon Rios and Manny Pacquiao signed their respecting contracts to face each other, the boxing community wasn’t sure whether this fight should count as a legitimate comeback for Manny Pacquiao. Brandon Rios is no Marquez after all. Boxing forums were buzzing with people’s dislike of this fight, calling it anything from a waste of time, to nothing more but a sparring session for Pacman. [...]

Brandon Rios / Robert Garcia Conf Call Transcript

From training camp at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California, we have former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and his trainer, “Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia, and Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum. They are here to discuss their upcoming historic battle against Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach, taking place Saturday, November 23 and will be produced and distributed live [...]

If Successful Against Rios, Pacquiao Might Become Mayweather’s Worst Nightmare

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios bout is fast-approaching, and boxing fans have focused their crosshairs on the topic at hand. While this fight is starting to gain more momentum in a snowball effect type of fashion, still there is much talk of the improbable bout between Mayweather Jr. vs. Bernard Hopkins. It seems as though a shot at Mayweather Jr. is the only way to succeed in boxing, [...]

BoxNation lands Pacquiao vs. Rios

LONDON (29 Oct) - Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao’s return to the ring against the unyielding Brandon Rios on November 23rd will be brought to UK fight fans live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546). The eagerly anticipated matchup which sees Pacquiao make his first return to the ring since his devastating knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez will pit him against one of [...]

24/7 Pacquiao/Rios debuts November 9 on HBO, Face Off: Pacquiao/Rios Video

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 – HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 17 Sports Emmy® Awards, returns in November for its 18th boxing installment with 24/7 PACQUIAO/RIOS, it was announced by Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports. Debuting SATURDAY, NOV. 9 (12:15-12:45 a.m. ET/PT), the all-access series follows two elite fighters as they prepare for their [...]
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