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Pacquiao vs. Rios

Yao Ming, Pacquiao, Rios and Roach in Shanghai

August 1, 2013, Shanghai, China --- "YAO! --- IS HE TALL" --- Former NBA star Yao Ming (ctr) meets superstar Manny Pacquiao(L) and former world champion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios (L) Wednesday in Shanghai,China. Pacquiao and Rios are in town for a Wednesday press conference to announce their upcoming mega fight in November. Both fighters are making a stop in Shanghai as part of their world-wide media [...]

Boxing ain’t dead, not by a long shot

'Boxing is dead' is a term I read, and heard, frequently in recent years. If any truth lay in that statement, 2013 proved to be boxing's resuurection. Drama, brutality, courage and the art of boxing, 2013 provided every element, when combined, makes this the greatest sport in the world. 2013 provided many stunning nights of physical warfare. Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado picked up where they left [...]

Pacquiao-Rios Notebook: Beijing Edition

BEIJING (July 30, 2013) -- Stop No. 2 on the Manny Pacquiao – Brandon Rios 23,722-mile international media tour to promote their historic 12-round welterweight rumble has landed them in Beijing. On Monday, Pacquiao, Rios and their respective trainers, Hall of Famer Freddie Roach and Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, began the day with a little morning roadwork – approximately 3,000 steps worth [...]

Brandon Rios towers over Pacquiao in face-off in Macao

Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) could be facing the equivalent of a better version of Antonio Margarito when he steps inside the ring against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) on November 23rd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. The two fighters met today in Macao, China in their media tour in China to start publicizing their November 23rd pay per view fight. When [...]

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 [...]

Roach: “it’s over” for Pacquiao is he loses to Rios

Trainer Freddie Roach says he’s going to tell Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) to retire if he loses to former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) in their fight on November 23rd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Roach says he already has an agreement with Pacquiao that he’ll hang up his gloves when he tells him he’s no longer got it and [...]

Arum plans on having Zou Shiming fight on Pacquiao-Rios undercard in November

In a not surprising move, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum will be sticking unbeaten Chinese flyweight Zou Shiming (1-0) on the undercard of the November 23rd Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios pay per view card from Macao, China. Shiming, 32, has a fight scheduled 6-round bout this month against Mexican novice Jesus Ortega (3-1, 2 KO’s) that Shiming has to take care of first at the Venetian Casino & Resort [...]

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 [...]