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BREAKING NEWS!! Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios set

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Former pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, seeking to get his mojo back after being knocked out cold by rival Juan Manuel Marquez in December, will return to action to face brawler Brandon Rios this fall, Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz told ESPN.com on Monday.

 

 

The fight, the first for Filipino icon Pacquiao outside the United States since 2006, will take place at the CotaiArena at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau, China, on Nov. 24, which is Nov. 23 in the United States.

 

The fighters have both agreed to terms and the contracts are being finalized, according to Koncz and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. Pacquiao agreed to terms last week and Koncz, who is traveling to the Philippines to see him, said he is bringing him the paperwork. Arum said Rios agreed to terms on Monday morning.

 

 

 

 

Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, admits he wants to teach a lesson to Brandon Rios and his trainer, Robert Garcia, Dan Rafael writes.

Koncz said that Pacquiao will face Rios at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds in a scheduled 12-round fight that will be televised on HBO PPV in the United States.

 

Because of the 12-hour time difference between Macau and the United States, the pay-per-view will take place in the morning in Macau for a normal prime-time telecast in the U.S.

 

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Comment by Pvr — May 7, 2013 @ 9:36 am

Finally. I am excited to see paclan fight again. This will be an action packed entertaining fight.

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