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Pacquiao vs. Rios: Keys for Both Fighters in PPV Showdown

Two boxers at the crossroads of their respective careers will clash on Nov. 23 in Macau, China, when Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios go toe-to-toe for the vacantWBO International Welterweight Championship.

While Pacquiao appears to be near the end of his boxing career, Rios is trying to prove that he belongs in the elite company of the world’s other top fighters. Let’s take a look at some keys for both “Pac-Man” and “Bam Bam” heading into the big pay-per-view bout.

Pacquiao will enter this fight with a heavy heart following Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated his native Philippines earlier this month. The Filipino icon recently told reporters he would dedicate the fight to the victims of the typhoon, but that he would hold off on visiting the affected areas to offer help in order to focus on training.

A victory for the immensely popular Pacquiao could do wonders for the morale of his fellow countrymen, which he cited as a reason for his continued training. With his 35th birthday coming up in December, most wonder if he will have the same speed, strength and durability that he possessed in recent years.Pacquiao vs Rios Live Streaming Online


Legendary trainer Freddie Roach is literally in Pacquiao’s corner for this fight, so take his comments with a grain of salt, but he voiced his confidence in the boxing superstar in a recent media conference call, per BoxingNewsOnline.net.

“If I see he is slowing down and slipping in the fight I will be the first one to tell him,” Roach said. “We have an agreement that I will tell him that and he will retire.  I don’t see him slipping in the gym at this moment and he’s doing really well.”

But talk is cheap, and the clock is counting down on Pacquiao’s career. With a win, we could possibly see the long-awaited matchup against Floyd Mayweather Jr. take shape. With a loss, it could be the end of Pacquiao’s illustrious career.

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Pacquiao vs Rios Prediction: Former PacMan strength coach sees an upset?

Former Manny Pacquiao strength & conditioning coach Alex Ariza insists Brandon Rios will have the tonic to topple the Filipino fight legend come November 23.

When asked by famed EsNews reporter Elie Seckbach to offer a prediction for next month’s Pacquiao vs Rios showdown in Macao, China, Ariza stated:

“Yes, I do. I see Brandon Rios beating Manny Pacquiao.”

Ariza, of course, was recently told by Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach his services for Team Pacquiao were no longer required. As a result, the respected strength coach is now working with Brandon Rios.

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Pacquiao v Rios: Pacman Feeling Nervous, Pressured As He Prepares For Probably His Last Dance

Former eight division and pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao is all set to kick start his training camp in the next few weeks in General Santos City. Heading into presumably the most important fight in the second chapter of his boxing career, Pacquiao is expecting to deal with enormous amount of pressure ahead of his showdown with Brandon Rios on November 24 at Venetian Macao in Macau, China.


Manny Pacquiao is 54-5-2 in his boxing career.

In his interview with Ben Thompson of Fight Hype, the fighting congressman talked about his expectation on the upcoming bout with a young and hard-hitting boxer in Rios and shared his thoughts on what could be his last dance in the ring.

Pacquiao is coming off two setbacks in 2012, losing to Tim Bradley via 12-round split decision (controversially) and rival Juan Manuel Marque via brutal knockout in the sixth round. Hence, Pacman’s fight against Rios should be a must-win for him if he wants to stay relevant in the bloody sport he once owned. Moreover, Roach warned to shut down his career if Pacquiao suffers another bad beating. In short, this could be his last dance until he proves

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Pacquiao vs. Rios: Pacman Wants No Less Than Brandon Rios’ Destruction; Devastating Punching Power Still There

Manny Pacquiao wrapped up his first week of training for his upcoming showdown with Brandon Rios, and so far, his trainers liked what they saw from the former pound-for-pound king.

Pacquiao, who’s slated to face the hard-hitting Rios on Nov. 24 at Venetian Macao in Macau, China, is reportedly close to reaching his tip-top shape with still roughly 2 months to go before the fight.

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According to his mitts partner, and strength and conditioning coach Nonoy Neri, Pacquiao still possesses that punching power despite an eight-month hiatus from boxing following a sixth round TKO loss to rival Juan Manuel Marquez last December.

Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz, said Pacquiao is taking his training more seriously than he had before, knowing that a decision win over Rios won’t be enough for him to earn another big fight or even a title shot out there.

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