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Pacquiao vs. Rios

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 enter 2014 with the European and a world title firmly in his sights. Tickets are available on 0844 248 1585.

Filipino legend Pacquiao once enjoyed parallel support alongside Floyd Mayweather in the debate to be considered the sport’s premier pound-for-pound practitioner. Continue reading

Video: Freddie Roach kicked by Alex Ariza in Brandon Rios’ training camp

Pacquiao_Rios_teams battle_131120_003aPhoto: Chris Farina – Top Rank – 24/7 Pacquiao/Rios series finale Thursday Night on HBO – Episode #3 (series finale) – Debut: THURSDAY, NOV. 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) – Other HBO playdates: Nov. 21 (2:05 a.m.), 22 (8:30 p.m.), 23 (10:30 a.m.), 24 (9:00 a.m.), 25 (1:30 p.m., midnight), 26 (5:30 p.m., 2:25 a.m.), 27 (9:30 p.m.) and 28 (11:50 p.m.)- HBO2 playdates: Nov. 22 (12:15 a.m.), 23 (2:40 p.m.), 24 (12:25 a.m.) and 29 (8:30 p.m.) Series available on HBO ON DEMAND and HBO GO.

Camps break as Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) and Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 22 KOs) head to Macau for their high-stakes welterweight fight, one of the year’s most anticipated showdowns.

Video: Freddie Roach is KICKED by Alex Riza when Freddie Roach confronted Robert Garcia about taking over gym time for Manny Pacquiao. Freddie Roach, Robert Garcia and Alex Ariza all interviewed by Radio Rahim for reaction after fight included in this video. Continue reading

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Left-Hook Lounge Radio returns to the air tonight, live at 9ET/6PT, as EastSideBoxing scribe Vivek “Vito” Wallace, Andre Gant, and Francisco Guzman preview the Paquiao/Rios fight, look back at the Ward/Rodriguez showdown, and look ahead at the Goldenboy Cards that will close the 2013 calendar year out!

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Pacquiao out to slay ‘Goliath’ Rios as pound-for-pound ace returns live on BoxNation

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao believes size will be no factor as he looks to take down the ‘Goliath’ Brandon Rios this Saturday night live on BoxNation.

The Filipino powerhouse steps back into the ring for the first time since his devastating knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez last December and has called on Biblical legend to help inspire him against a man whose height advantage has led some to believe will be a key element in how the fight plays out.

The ‘Fighter of the Decade’, however, has dismissed such claims believing that the bigger they are, the harder they fall.

“Am I confident for my fight with Rios? I am more than confident,” said Pacquiao. Continue reading

Roach: Rios won’t last past the 4th against Pacquiao on Saturday

Based on trainer Freddie Roach’s recent mitt workout with his fighter Manny Pacquiao, he’s moved his original prediction of Pacquiao stopping Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) by the 6th round to Pacquiao stopping him by the 4th round. Roach brags that Pacquiao was hitting the mitts so well that he had to stop the mitt work after just four rounds.

It sounds good but Roach was also bragging about how Pacquiao had his best camps in his last two training camps, and we saw what happened with Pacquiao with him losing to Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez. It just gives you the impression that Roach is like a promoter with the way he builds up Pacquiao, and he ends up with egg on his face when Pacquiao fails to look like the fighter that he once was 4 years ago. Continue reading

Video: 24/7 Pacquaio vs. Rios: Episode 2 – Full Episode

Watch the complete 2nd episode of 24/7 Pacquiao/Rios. The finale of 24/7 Pacquiao/Rios debuts Thur., Nov. 21 on HBO. It all leads up to their live pay-per-view fight on Sat., Nov. 23.

The Pacquiao vs. Rios telecast, which begins at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 92 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. Continue reading

They’re Baaack….in Macau! Pacquiao & Rios Monday Quotables

Fighter of the Decade MANNY “Pacman” PACQUAO and former world champion BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS are back together – almost – at least in the same hotel, ensconced inside luxury suites at The Venetian Macao. Boxing’s top-two pound-for pound all-action superstars will make their Grand Arrivals – full of pomp and circumstance — Tuesday night – in Prime Time – at the Main Porte Cochere of the host resort. Rios will make his entrance, greeting his fans and meeting with dignitaries, at 9:00 p.m. local time, followed by Congressman Pacquiao at 9:30 p.m.

Upon their arrival at Macau International Airport on Monday evening, Pacquiao and Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach had this to say: Continue reading

Timothy Bradley Warns Rios About Pacquaio: “He Is Very Difficult To Hit”

rios777The most difficult part for Brandon Rios in facing Manny Pacquiao, is not the physical or even psychological portion of it all, but the significant difference in Pacquiao versus any other opponent that Rios has ever faced. The unexpected surprise that Rios might encounter during the fight, the revelation that Pacquiao is significantly faster and stronger than team Rios had anticipated, may force Rios to abandon any fight plan, and try to swing hard in hopes of landing a “Marquez” punch.

Timothy Bradley, the first man in a long time to claim a victory over Pacquiao, suggests that Pacquiao is very hard to land on, and that Rios needs to be ready to deal with frustration: Continue reading

Bradley talks Pacquiao-Rios

BOB ARUM: Welcome to the new global age, where fights take place around the world and promotions kick in as if we were still in Las Vegas. On Thursday and Friday we will have Radio Row broadcasting live from the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium inside The Palazzo Las Vegas resort. Thirteen national and regional radio shows are participating and we’ll have a whole host of great fighters from the past – guys who made this sport what it is today and as popular as it is today. Continue reading

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. Continue reading