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Pacquiao vs. Rios tickets go on sale

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 and reigning hellion BRANDON "Bam Bam" RIOS will battle each other in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, November 23, from The Venetian® Macao’s [...]

Roach says he has a great plan for Pacquiao to beat Rios

Freddie Roach thinks he’s got the perfect airtight strategy for his fighter Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) to end his two-fight losing streak and beat former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) on November 23rd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Roach isn’t saying what this so-called perfect strategy is, but you can imagine it’ll be something [...]

Floyd may struggle vs. Canelo; Pacquiao can handle Rios

(Photo credit: Esther Lin) Despite the emergence of a Gennady Golovkin, what’s something special about the famous boxing “duo” which we can’t find in other boxers of this generation, so much so that the sport would seem to dim and weaken if they retire? What is in Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao that keeps the sport “buzzing and oozing” notwithstanding the former’s disdained, [...]

Roach says he’ll tell Pacquiao to retire if he loses to Rios

As far as trainer Freddie Roach is concerned, 34-year-old Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) is a do or die situation in his next fight against former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) on November 23rd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Roach says he’s going to tell Pacquiao to retire from boxing if he loses that fight because it’ll have [...]

Rios: I’m going for the kill against Pacquiao

Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) is very happy that he was picked out by his promoter Bob Arum to fight Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) on November 23rd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Rios, 27, doesn’t plan on wasting his opportunity. He wants to knock Pacquiao out and get the praise that will come with a victory over the 34-year-old former 8-division world champion. Rios [...]

Pacquiao could get career high payday against Rios on November 23rd

Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum will be charging $5 in pay per view in marketing Pacquiao’s November 23rd fight against former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios to the potentially lucrative Chinese. With the Chinese population at 1.34 billion, Pacquiao stands to make a lot of money if even a fraction of the population purchases his fight. In addition to that, Pacquiao will be making a [...]

Arum: No Rios-Alvarado rematch; they should fight other guys

Despite last night’s fight between Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) and Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO’s) on HBO being incredibly exciting for boxing fans, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is saying no to the idea of them facing each other in an immediate rematch. Arum wants to put them in with other fighters first, and then match them up at some point in the future. This is no doubt a risky move because [...]

Mike Alvarado Gets Revenge – Bet on Rios 3rd Time Around

Mike Alvarado did the tough job that was needed to come away with a decision, but he took a terrible beating along the way at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. His decision win was a tribute to his courage and ability to keep on keeping on, avoiding the many kayo shots coming his way, which allowed him to come away with a decision. But, if there's a third fight, don't bet on him being able to do it again. [...]

Alvarado defeats Rios; Crawford decisions Prescott in boring fight

In a big upset, Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO's) defeated former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO's) by a 12 round unanimous decision tonight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final judges' scores were 115-113, 115-113 and 114-113. Rios started off well with his heavy pressure and was able to force Alvarado to brawl with him despite the fact that Alvarado [...]

Alvarado prepared to box and slug with Rios tonight

Tonight in a battle of Top Rank sluggers on HBO, light welterweight Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KO’s) and Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) will be fighting in a rematch at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The fight has a lot riding on it for the 26-year-old Rios because his promoter Bob Arum wants to put him in bigger fights next against Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez [...]

Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado II – “The Boys are Back”

This coming Saturday evening, let us be collectively thankful that we as the boxing faithful can experience a headache to remember. Hopefully, such a careening of the cranium is felt more in the style of Cheech and Chong's "Corsican Brothers" as we once more pull up to the TV (or some luckily enough in person) to witness either round one or maybe round eight in the memorable war that was Brandon "Bam [...]

Weights: Rios 140, Alvarado 140

Brandon Rios 140 - Mike Alvarado 140 Breidis Prescott 140 - Terence Crawford 139.5 Jose Ramirez 139.5 - Charle Dubray 138.5 Miguel Berchelt 131 - Carlos Claudio 131.5 Michael Finney 152.5 - Osvaldo Rojas 152 Juan Guajardo 210 - Brett Rather 240 Roberto Lopez 144 - Juan Heraldez 146 Manuel Lopez 142.5 - Jason Tresvan 143.5 Tremaine Williams 123 - John Herrera 122.5 http://youtu.be/vLYH76djB6g [...]