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Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios Promise to Put on a Show in Macau

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For the first time in his professional boxing career, Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs), will head into a fight with two consecutive losses on his record when he squares up against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) on Nov. 23, at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China.

While some in the boxing community feel Pacquiao’s decision to forgo opportunities against Juan Manuel Marquez, who brutally knocked him out last December, and Timothy Bradley, who enjoyed a controversial decision against Pacquiao prior to that, for a bout against Rios was a smart move; that might not necessarily be the case.

Rios is a proven puncher, and it’s impossible to tell if Pacquiao is fully recovered from the devastating knockout he suffered at the hands of Marquez.

Still, Pacquiao thinks Rios is the perfect matchup for him at this point his boxing career.

“It’s going to be a good fight because Rios loves to fight toe-to-toe,” Pacquiao said during a recent press conference. “He loves action in the ring, so what we have to do is to train hard and prepare a hundred percent, physically and mentally. And of course we always pray to God that nobody gets hurt.”

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Manny Pacquiao Considers Running for President of the Philippines When He Hangs Boxing Glove

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Even if he loses his Nov 24 bout with American boxer Brandon Rios, eight division title holder Manny Pacquiao has other plans ahead of time, including running for president of the Philippines. Pacquiao, through his coach, Freddie Roach, had already hinted that the Filipino boxing champ would hang his gloves if the suffers a third straight loss in his 54-5-2 career record.

However, the run for the presidency is a long-term prospect because Pacquiao, now on his second-term as representative of the Philippine province of Sarangani is only 34 years old. The Philippine constitution places a minimum age of 40 for candidates who want to be the country’s president.

“But, you know, it’s far away,” AFP quoted Pacquiao.

 

Although Manny’s rags-to-riches story as well as his reaching the top in the sport of boxing made the man from General Santos City - who was once a construction worker due to poverty - catapulted him into a national hero status, aiming for the presidency is another matter.

His planned candidacy would surely be criticised by several sectors and his academic and even legislative experience would be questioned. Mr Pacquiao has finished only high school (although the constitution does not require a college degree for the president, only for the candidate to be literate) but finished some crash courses in public administration.

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Brandon Rios Looking Past Manny Pacquiao, Wants Danny Garcia, Adrien Broner, And Lucas Matthysse

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Manny Pacquiao had several options for his upcoming November 2013 fight. You will recall, everybody from Juan Manuel Marquez to Timothy Bradley to Mike Alvarado was discussed as a potential foe. In the end, though, after Marquez and Bradley decided to fight one another, Pacquiao settled on Brandon Rios. His rationale for picking the 27-year-old up-and-comer was pretty clear: He felt like this was the most winnable bout available.

While it remains to be seen how accurate that assessment truly was, the odds makers seem to agree with Pacquiao. Shortly after the match-up was announced, he was installed as a three-to-one favorite. And seeing as the Filipino star will head into this bout fresh off two losses in a row, one brutal knockout and an 11-month layoff, that’s actually a pretty strong statement by the odds makers.

Despite the fact that everyone seems to think he’ll drop this one, Rios believes that he’ll retire Pacquiao in November. He believes that he’ll be able to do to him what Marquez did to him, and he dismisses the popular theory that his relatively simple come-forward-at-all-times style will leave him open to a decision loss.

Rios is so confident in the fact that he’ll win his next fight, actually, that he’s already planning for the future. When asked during a recent interview with ESN News about who he’d like to take on over the next few years, Rios spouted off names that would only be available to him if he wins his next match.

 

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Manny Pacquiao Vs Brandon Rios Video * THE COMEBACK!!!

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Manny Pacquiao Vs Brandon Rios Video * THE COMEBACK!!!

 

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PRESS RELEASE! Manny Pacquiao & Brandon Rios set to embark on media tour in China & US

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Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) and Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 22 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., will take to the air before they collide in the ring in an unprecedented seven-stop international media tour that will begin in Asia and end in the U.S. Pacquiao and Rios, their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Robert Garcia, along with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Edward Tracy, President and CEO of Sands China Ltd., will embark on a 23,722-mile media tour promoting Pacquiao’s 2013 debut, in a 12-round welterweight rumble, against Rios, one of boxing’s most exciting fighters.

The media tour will kick off at The Venetian Macao, on Saturday, July 27, and then head to Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore before meeting U.S.-based media with a day spent at the Bristol, Conn.-based headquarters of ESPN, followed by press conferences in New York and Los Angeles.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Rios: The Clash in Cotai will take place Saturday, November 23, at The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena™. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

For Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, this marks the pound-for-pound box office monarch’s first fight outside the U.S. since his 12-round super featherweight unanimous decision victory over former world champion Oscar Larios in 2006, which took place in the Philippines. Rios’ only fight outside the U.S. was in México in 2008 when he won a 10-round split decision over Ricardo Dominguez.

PACQUIAO vs. RIOS: The Clash in Cotai - Media Tour Schedule

(All Times are Local)

SATURDAY, JULY 27 at NOON

Press Conference

The Venetian Macao - Venetian Ballrooms A - C

MONDAY, JULY 29

Fighters Tour Beijing

TUESDAY, JULY 30 at 12:30 P.M.

Press Conference

Park Hyatt Beijing - Courtyard 1

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 at 12:30 P.M.

Press Conference

Four Seasons Shanghai - Ballroom 1

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Private Event

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

Fighters Visit ESPN

ESPN Headquarters, Bristol, Conn.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 at 3:00 P.M. ET

New York Press Conference

Jong Fong Restaurant

20 Elizabeth St.

(South of Canal St., between Canal & Baynard Sts.)

New York, NY 10013

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 at Noon PT

Los Angeles Press Conference

The Beverly Hills Hotel - Crystal Ballroom

9641 Sunset Blvd.

Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210

Arum blasts talks of Floyd-Pacquiao fight

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Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum is irate to hear that talks regarding a potential mega-fight between boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have flared up anew.

Last week, Mayweather drew attention when he set conditions for a potential Pacquiao fight, telling the Filipino icon that he has to move to leave Top Rank in order for the bout to happen.

But Arum stated that it was pointless to discuss a Pacquiao-Mayweather bout, especially as both boxers are facing tough opponents later this year.

“To talk about other fights is idiotic when Manny has hands full,” Arum said, referring to Pacquiao’s November bout against Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios in Macau.

The Rios fight is “the (first) order of business,” said Arum. “It’s a very important fight for Manny, and it’s not an easy fight.”

Pacquiao did fire a verbal salvo at Mayweather’s way last week, saying that the American Floyd Mayweather was “all talk.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr can’t Buy Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

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By Timothy James,

Once again Floyd Mayweather Jr is using Manny Pacquiao’s name to promote his up and coming bout against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez this Sept 14th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas!

However that being said, Floyd Mayweather can’t buy Manny Pacquiao into fighting him-

Manny Pacquiao is not for sale.

The Pacman will not join Floyd’s promotional company anymore than he will accept an unreasonable offer to fight him without a fair pay-per-view cut and percentage.

During Mayweather’s press events to promote his upcoming bout against Alvarez, Mayweather has stated, “Everybody’s like, ‘Aw, Pacquiao,’ but I’m just letting you know he’s not getting a fight with me,” Mayweather stated, ”The only way he’s getting the fight with me is if he signs with Mayweather Promotions. He’s got to give me fights with Mayweather Promotions. If he don’t give me no fights under Mayweather Promotions, then he’s not getting the fight. That’s how it is working now, because the ball is in my court. The ball has been in my court. I have been the A side.”

Why does Floyd Mayweather always make these abnormal demands to fight Manny Pacquiao.

Why does Floyd Mayweather always bring up Manny Pacquiao’s name during the press tours when Floyd Mayweather s fighting another man?

I think the answers are obvious to all.

Manny Pacquiao has a short and sweet rebuttal to Floyd’s antics. “Shut up and Fight”

Manny Pacquiao does not need to fight Floyd Mayweather.

That being said, Manny always listens to his fans and the fans of boxing and wants to let the fans of boxing know that he is willing to fight anyone at anytime that is in his weight class- With No Special Conditions that would prevent the fight from happening.

“Shut Up And Fight.”

Manny Pacquiao Rationalizes Back-To-Back Losses, Awful Performances

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Manny_Pacquiao_Boxing_Training_S1_GV6Manny Pacquiao should not have lost to Timothy Bradley last year. You can be the Filipino star’s biggest fan or harshest critic, and that indisputable fact remains, well, indisputable. It goes without saying that he should have been able to knock his hobbled, injured opponent out – or at the very least dominate him far more than he did. But his victory was clear to everyone besides the two incompetent judges who ruled the other way.

That being said, there is also no debate regarding Pacquiao’s loss to Juan Manuel Marquez. That was as definitive a defeat as you’ll ever have. If anyone had any doubts regarding who the better fighter was heading into that Dec. 2012 showdown, they had about a minute while Pacquiao was regaining consciousness to change their minds. (Yes, Pacquiao was winning on every judge’s scorecard heading into that now-infamous punch; however, the only thing that matters is the final result.)

Based on recent history it wouldn’t seem to be too much of a stretch to suggest that Pacquiao needed to regain his footing; that he was at least partially culpable in the Bradley loss for not being more aggressive, and that he was definitely responsible for the Marquez loss seeing as he pretty much walked into that counter.

Unfortunately, rather than own up to his losses – Pacquiao seems to be chalking it up to bad luck.

“I lost to Marquez but it’s just a lucky punch, just part of the game..

 

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Manny Pacquiao Challenges Floyd Mayweather To A Fight

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The media often gets blamed for stirring up talks about Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. There is probably some truth to the fact that folks in the press love to harp on it more than necessary. However, it’s not like they’re doing it randomly, for no reason at all. The media responds to what the public demands, and for the last four years, the public has demanded a super fight between boxing’s two most recognizable stars.

In recent times, one of those two stars has faded somewhat. Pacquiao is coming off consecutive losses, and Mayweather has indicated that he doesn’t believe they’re in the same league anymore. Thus, no super fight, right?

Wrong.

Over the past few weeks, both camps have made it a point to speak out about the other. You will recall, while doing press for his upcoming bout against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Mayweather referred to his rival as a ‘has-been’ who isn’t worth giving a shot to. In response to that comment, Pacquiao’s advisor, Michael Koncz, came out and said that if Mayweather truly felt that way, he should man up and commit to a super fight.

Now, Pacquiao himself is jumping into the fray.

“For us, Mayweather is cocky, boastful,” he told….

 

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Trainer Freddie Roach: If Manny Pacquiao gets knocked out by Brandon Rios, Pacman will retire

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Manny Pacquiao v Timothy BradleyA familiar ritual is about to begin for Manny Pacquiao. The Filipino superstar is about to embark on a promotional tour for his next fight, a Nov. 24 match in Macau, China, against Brandon Rios.

Pacquiao will, beginning later this month, do a media blitz in Macau then head to Beijing and Shanghai before coming to the U.S. He’ll make stops in Bristol, Conn., New York and Los Angeles to end the tour.

Not long after, he’ll begin training camp. It will be an important camp for Pacquiao, perhaps as important as any he’s ever held.It is no stretch to say that his career hangs in the balance.

Pacquiao is coming off back-to-back losses, to Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley Jr. He lost a hotly disputed decision to Bradley, but was knocked cold by Marquez in the sixth round of the fourth bout between them.

 

Roach expects a knockout in the Pacquiao-Rios fight and said if it is Pacquiao who winds up being KO’d, that will be the finale of a Hall of Fame career.

Many years ago, as the relationship between Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach grew closer, Pacquiao promised Roach he’d walk away from the game when his trainer told him it was time.

Roach said he would recommend retirement if Pacquiao were knocked out by Rios in their pay-per-view bout.

“It’s over, 100 percent [if Pacquiao is knocked out by Rios],” Roach said. “We have a deal. When I tell him it’s over, he’ll say it’s over and that’s it. He’s pretty loyal with his words and if that happens, it will be the end.”

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Official Statement From Manny Pacquiao To Floyd Mayweather Jr

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Official Statement from Manny Pacquiao to Floyd Mayweather Jr “Quit Talking and Let’s Fight!” Manny Pacquiao has said that Floyd Mayweather is nothing more than a talker- He is not a man of action. If Floyd Mayweather Jr wants to make the fans happy and is not scared to fight Manny Pacquiao then step up to the plate and start swinging.

Floyd Mayweather has always found a way out.

Manny Pacquiao was caught in his last fight by a lucky punch- that happens in boxing.

Manny Pacquiao wants to let his fans know he will fight anyone in his weight class with no excuses. Unlike the fast talking Floyd Mayweather Jr.

More to follow………

FLOYD MAYWEATHER BEGINS TRAINING CAMP FOR CANELO ALVAREZ

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Roger Mayweather and Floyd Mayweather in a previous training camp.

“The One” training camps for Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez are  officially underway.

Showtime’s “All Access” cameras are surely shooting from every angle and catching every bit of trash talk.

Check out Floyd taking his first steps into the ring to take on Canelo:

 

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Floyd Mayweather lays out requirements for Manny Pacquiao to fight him, talks Canelo and more

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981375-mayweather-cotto-boxingLAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather was in an engaging mood following a strenuous workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club on Thursday, only the fourth day of training camp in preparation for his Sept. 14 mega-bout with Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden.

In a wide-ranging interview at his gym with Yahoo! Sports, Mayweather talked about what it would take to arrange a fight with Manny Pacquiao, his opinion of Alvarez following their lengthy media tour, whether he really is interested in fighting beyond the five bouts remaining on his current contract, the making of the Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse fight and much more.

Don’t, though, get your hopes up for a bout with Pacquiao, even though Mayweather didn’t totally rule it out.

Asked who in his illustrious career that he wanted to fight that he hasn’t, Mayweather thought for a while and said, “I wanted to fight Pacquiao at one particular time, but I wanted to fight him when he was at the top. I’m going not to speak on another man’s finance business, but like I said before, I left Top Rank for a reason. He’s with Top Rank, so I want him to be happy with Top Rank.”

Mayweather said he is aware of the chatter among some fans clamoring for the Pacquiao fight. But he made it seem very unlikely.

“Everybody’s like, ‘Aw, Pacquiao,’ but I’m just letting you know he’s not getting a fight with me,” Mayweather said. “The only way he’s getting the fight with me is if he signs with Mayweather Promotions. He’s got to give me fights with Mayweather Promotions. If he don’t give me no fights under Mayweather Promotions, then he’s not getting the fight. That’s how it is working now, because the ball is in my court. The ball has been in my court. I have been the A side.

“I went to Pacquiao at one particular time and I offered him $40 million and I told him, ‘I will wire you $20 million within 48 hours.’ He told me he wanted 50-50 and he got off the phone. Some guy named Michael Koncz [Pacquiao's adviser] came down here. I don’t know who he is. He looks like a little weasel. He came down here, was in my gym and talked to me. He said, ‘If you want the Pacquiao fight, you talk to me.’ I said, ‘What about Top Rank?’ He said, ‘I run all his business.’ That’s what he told me. I’ve got everything recorded, everything on film.”

 

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UFC Quick Quote: ‘Floyd Mayweather would get killed by an average college wrestler’

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floyd_crying1“MMA for sure is more of a realistic contest, more of a realistic test as far as using the body in martial arts competition. Although not considered a martial art, boxing is really a martial art. It’s a very limited martial art as long as you agree to just box. It’s only hands. There are no kicks; there are no takedowns. It’s effective in competition, but in an actual physical fight against someone who’s just a wrestler, you’re going to get killed. Floyd Mayweather would get killed by an average college wrestler. There would be no competition. If you took Floyd Mayweather today and made him fight against your average college wrestler, that college wrestler is going to shoot on him, pick him up, drop him on his head, and knock him out. There’s nothing that Floyd can do about it. He’s going to get knocked out by getting slammed on his head. A judo guy would do the same thing to him. A jujitsu guy would strangle him, no question about it.”

 

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Manny Pacquiao’s Camp Responds To Brandon Rios’ Shots

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Manny Pacquiao has been showered with praise ever since it was announced that his next opponent would be Brandon Rios. Whereas for several months after his now infamous knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez he was the subject of retirement rumors and the butt of many, many jokes, he immediately went from ‘underdog’ to ‘favorite’ when Rios was selected as his November foe.

It’s still unclear as to why Rios is being as undervalued as he currently is right now. This is a guy with one blemish on his record; he lost to someone via decision that he previously beat by way of knockout. It happens. His simplistic style has been criticized to no end over the past few weeks, with folks selectively forgetting how successful it has been for him up to this point. And, perhaps most interestingly, people are already chalking Pacquiao-Rios up to a win for the Filipino star – looking ahead to what the future holds as if his next match is more of a formality than legitimate hurdle.

Given all that, it’s understandable that Rios has been a bit peeved in recent weeks over how he is being underestimated. That annoyance manifested itself in him talking a bit of trash

 

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: Surprisingly, Not Dead Yet

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To steal a phrase from rock legend Neil Young: Hey Hey, My My…Floyd vs. Pac will never die.

Even as boxing life events on both sides of the great debate conspire to make the mega-fight harder and harder to put together, there’s also a hint of optimism in the air. Despite boxing’s long history of stifling politics and shortsighted promotional philosophies, the best fights almost always, eventually, get made. An unfulfilled Mayweather vs. Pacquiao would stand in defiance of the laws of boxing business physics.

The public demand is so great and the money would be so substantial that it boggles the mind if sanity, at some point or another, doesn’t prevail.

Whether you blame Team Pacquiao, Team Mayweather, or both, for the inability to put this fight together, the sad fact is that, up until now, neither side has done a whole lot to make things happen.

Other than some legitimate back and forth in late 2009, there really hasn’t been any serious discussion about making it. Since negotiations officially ended in early 2010 over the issue of random blood testing, there have been no face to face talks and no serious effort to settle differences and move the fighting from the media to the ring.

While Bob Arum bedazzled the boxing media with tales of mysterious and unmentionable investors for Pacquiao-Mayweather and negotiated with empty chairs, Mayweather allowed Golden Boy to line up opponent after opponent for him. And while Team Mayweather kicked sand on the image of the Filipino icon and offered Manny an insulting flat $40 million payday for the bout, Team Pacquiao pretended to come to terms with true random blood testing for negotiations that were no longer happening. When push came to shove, though, neither side would actually come to the table.

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Manny Pacquiao Better Bring His A Game Against Brandon Rios

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Manny Pacquiao had the option of choosing between Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios for his next fight. After being spurned by Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley, the former eight division champ compared and contrasted Alvarado’s and Rios’ styles, and ultimately came to the decision that the latter posed a better stylistic match-up.

We’ll all find out together this November whether Pacquiao made the right call, but either way, regardless of whether he matches up better against Rios or not, he better bring his A-game against the 27-year-old star.

Why? Because Rios is most definitely going to be bringing his A-game.

“I’m going to be ready,” Rios told Ring Magazine. “Pacquiao is no joke. I’m getting ready for the best Pacquiao ever.

“But like I’ve been telling everybody, it’s my time. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. I’ve been promised Pacquiao or [Juan Manuel] Marquez for the longest time. Now, I’ve got Pacquiao, and I’m going to take this opportunity to go out and to dominate in every way that I can to come out victorious.”

While there is a case to be made that, if Pacquiao fights the correct way, Rios does pose the better stylistic match-up for him, there is another immeasurable factor that needs to be taken into account: hunger.

Much like Pacquiao, Rios is coming off a loss. Unlike Pacquiao, though, Rios’ loss proved to be the first blemish on his record and one that he is eager to avenge. Youthful fighters tend to have a spirit that guys who are nearing the end of their careers simply can’t muster up – and that may ultimately prove to be the difference in this one.

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Manny Pacquiao Must Improve Defensive Skill Set to Beat Brandon Rios

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manny pacquiao fight dateWhen Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2) starts his camp in preparation for his fight against Brandon Rios (31-1-1) at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China, the focus of the former champion’s training must be on his defensive skill set.

As seen in Pacquiao’s knockout loss against Juan Manuel Marquez, his offensive attack is almost unstoppable, but the way he defends leaves a lot to be desired. Add in the loss to Timothy Bradley, and it is clear that Pac-Man allowed Bradley the chances to land punches and steal the decision win.

 

Pacquiao’s attack was relentless over his last two losses, but it was the openings that he left that were capitalized on by his opponents. With Rios fighting an aggressive style and bringing the battle to his opponent, Pac-Man has to be sharp defensively.

After seeing the struggle from Pacquiao over the last year, Rios said about his preparation for the bout and how he is ready to bring the fight to his challenger:

I’m moving up in weight, so I don’t have to kill myself. I’ll have better muscle tone and better everything. But you know what? I’m going to be ready. Pacquiao is no joke. I’m getting ready for the best Pacquiao ever. But like I’ve been telling everybody, it’s my time. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. I’ve been promised Pacquiao or Marquez, Marquez or Pacquiao for the longest time. Now, I’ve got Pacquiao, and I’m going to take this opportunity to go out and to dominate in every way that I can to come out victorious

 

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Manny Pacquiao And Floyd Mayweather Continue To Mock Each Other

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Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are the boxing equivalent of Jersey Shore’s Ronnie and Sam. They periodically break up, but only so that they can make up not too long afterward. When they’re on bad terms, the terms are really bad, but that’s only so that the reconciliation will get more attention and acclaim than it otherwise would have. You’re never quite certain whether they’re saying what they’re saying and doing what they’re doing because they genuinely want to, or because they know it’ll get them the most publicity.

Either way, though, there is no denying that in recent weeks both men have amped up the trash talk. Despite the fact that neither has any openings in their calendars for a super fight in 2013, both Mayweather and Pacquiao have taken time out of their schedules recently to speak out about the other.

While doing press for his upcoming showdown against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Mayweather was asked a passing question regarding his Filipino rival. Rather than just ignoring it, he took the opportunity to drop this line: “Pacquiao is a has been.”

 

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Brandon Rios Eager To Add Another Loss To Manny Pacquiao’s Record

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Even though he’s set to take on a man many once proclaimed as boxing’s pound-for-pound king, Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) couldn’t be any more confident heading into his Nov. 23 bout against Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs).

Rios’ optimism isn’t that surprising considering the fact Pacquiao is no longer the feared fighter he once was. For Brandon, a win against Manny would easily help him, and a majority of the boxing community, forget the result of his last outing: a unanimous decision loss to Mike Alvarado — who he bested during their first fight. And it would also significantly improve Rios’ marketing power, meaning bigger fights and purses in the future.

Brandon will move up to the welterweight division (147 pounds) for the first time to face Pacquiao, but he doesn’t think that will hinder his performance in anyway. In fact, Rios thinks the move to the 147-pound division will make it easier for him to showcase his true abilities.

“I’m moving up in weight, so I don’t have to kill myself,” Rios said. “I’ll have better muscle tone and better everything. But you know what? I’m going to be ready. Pacquiao is no joke. I’m getting ready for the best Pacquiao ever. But like I’ve been telling everybody, it’s my time. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. I’ve been promised Pacquiao or [Juan Manuel] Marquez for the longest time. Now, I’ve got Pacquiao, and I’m going to take this opportunity to go out and to dominate in every way that I can to come out victorious.”

Brandon Rios Eager to Add One More Loss to Manny Pacquiao’s Record

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Even though he’s set to take on a man many once proclaimed as boxing’s pound-for-pound king, Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) couldn’t be any more confident heading into his Nov. 23 bout against Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs).

Rios’ optimism isn’t that surprising considering the fact Pacquiao is no longer the feared fighter he once was. For Brandon, a win against Manny would easily help him, and a majority of the boxing community, forget the result of his last outing: a unanimous decision loss to Mike Alvarado — who he bested during their first fight. And it would also significantly improve Rios’ marketing power, meaning bigger fights and purses in the future.

Brandon will move up to the welterweight division (147 pounds) for the first time to face Pacquiao, but he doesn’t think that will hinder his performance in anyway. In fact, Rios thinks the move to the 147-pound division will make it easier for him to showcase his true abilities.

“I’m moving up in weight, so I don’t have to kill myself,” Rios said. “I’ll have better muscle tone and better everything. But you know what? I’m going to be ready. Pacquiao is no joke. I’m getting ready for the best Pacquiao ever. But like I’ve been telling everybody, it’s my time. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. I’ve been promised Pacquiao or [Juan Manuel] Marquez for the longest time. Now, I’ve got Pacquiao, and I’m going to take this opportunity to go out and to dominate in every way that I can to come out victorious.”

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Floyd Mayweather Disrespects and Clowns Oscar De La Hoya Video!

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“They said save the best for last. I’ve been working hand in hand with this man and every time I get a chance to say thank you to this guy, I can’t really speak about Oscar, but one thing I can tell you, Richard Schaefer is Golden Boy,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who handed out gifts to Showtime Sports Executive Vice President Stephen Espinoza, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, as well as Schaefer’s family, while at the same time dissing Golden Boy Promotions President oscar De La Hoya at the final press conference in Los Angeles promoting his highly-anticipated September 14 showdown with undefeated jr. middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Check it out!

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New Manny Pacquiao Nike Clothing

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Check out the new Manny Pacquiao Nike Clothing made exclusively for the champ. Click the blue links below and tell us what  you think about the MP Clothing made by Nike.

There is also an exclusive line of MP8 clothing coming out as well.

Would you like this site to start selling the Official MP clothing? Please leave your comment here.

 

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Breaking NEW Floyd Mayweather Video: Almost Booed Off Stage! Hilarious!

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Check out this video of Floyd Mayweather Almost being booed off stage. This is in his own country and after Floyd has decided to change his demeanor and try and come off as the nice guy. It is a bit late for that!

Why did Floyd Mayweather take this fight? Maybe is was simply that he knew Canelo Alvarez would be beating him in Pay-Per-View numbers very soon and that would take Floyd From his self appointed throne!

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More lucrative fights await Manny Pacquiao next year

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By Leo Reyes,

At least three more major fights await Manny Pacquiao in the next two years if he wins impressively against Brandon Rios on Nov. 23 at the Venetian Resorts and Casino in Macau, China.

 

Pacquiao is coming off two successive defeats against Palm Spring star Timothy Bradley and Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez.

 

Pacquiao and Bradley fought to a highly controversial split decision in June 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. Two judges ruled in favor of the unbeaten Bradley, while the third judge scored the fight in favor of Pacquiao.

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Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather And The Power Of Leverage

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Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are the two biggest teases in boxing. There is no other way to describe them. After all, when you know exactly what the fans want, acknowledge that you know what they want, refuse to give it to them and then keep talking about it for years, that pretty much speaks for itself. And because they’re the two biggest teases in boxing, fans have sort of tuned out everything that they have or will say on the topic of a potential super fight.

On a substantive level – it makes sense. Everything these guys put out there regarding one another, in terms of what it means for the future, is worthless. Still, in a sport whose entertainment value is derived nearly as much from stuff that happens outside the ring as in it, Pacquiao and Mayweather taking shots at each other via the media is fun, if nothing else.

Recently, during an interview with Fighthype.com Mayweather spoke out on the topic of his Filipino rival.

“Now, you got Manny Pacquiao talking, ‘I’m ready to take the [random] test now,’” Mayweather said. “Well, you could have taken the test a long time ago. Now, I feel like his career has declined.

“Now it’s like ‘Okay, I’ll do whatever now so I can get the big payday. Now I’ll do whatever I got to do now.’”

While that’s a pretty brutal assessment of the situation, it’s also entirely accurate. Pacquiao understanding that he’s on the decline and no longer commanding the attention he once did is precisely why he is going to be fighting Brandon Rios in Macao this November. And yes, it’s also why Pacquiao seems a lot more down to fight Mayweather now than vice versa.

“You had your time,” Mayweather Jr. noted. “You had your time, and now Canelo [Alvarez] is in the spot. Canelo said ‘I’ll do whatever it takes,’ so now we’re fighting.”

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With Manny Pacquiao beating Brandon Rios after Mike Alvarado has beaten Brandon Rios,would it would impress you?”

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There is a reason why anyone and everyone who knows about boxing was calling on Manny Pacquiao to pick someone other than Brandon Rios for his next bout. It isn’t because Rios is a weak opponent. On the contrary, he’s a star on the come up with an iron chin and a never-say-die attitude that makes him a huge threat in all his fights.

The reason why everyone was calling on Pacquiao to pick someone else is because, out of the four rumored potential opponents he was initially deciding between, Rios was the only one also coming off a loss.

Juan Manuel Marquez’s last bout featured him knocking out Pacquiao in spectacular fashion; Timothy Bradley was riding high after an extremely impressive, hard-fought win over Ruslan Provodnikov; and Mike Alvarado beat Rios in their rematch this year. Had Pacquiao picked any one of those guys, despite the fact that at least one of them probably isn’t actually as good as Rios, he wouldn’t have to face the criticism he is currently being subjected to.

That criticism? Naazim Richardson put it best during a recent interview with On the Ropes Boxing Radio (via ABS-CBN).

“Pacquiao beating Rios after Mike Alvarado has beaten Brandon Rios, it would impress you?”

 

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Manny Pacquiao Would Fight Floyd Mayweather, But Not Canelo Alvarez

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Manny Pacquiao Would Fight Floyd Mayweather, But Not Canelo Alvarez

 

What does that tell you? It tells you that this isn’t about determining who the world’s best fighter is – that’s why there is no clamoring for a Canelo vs. Pacquiao showdown. If it were, then folks would say that Pacquiao should take on the winner of Mayweather vs. Alvarez. No, this is about settling a grudge years in the making. Regardless of whether Pacquiao and Mayweather are at the top of their games boxing-wise or not, that’s still a selling point.

 

he idea of Pacquiao and Mayweather fighting to settle the argument of who boxing’s best was ceased being a factor a long time ago. Pacquiao’s decline was apparent in his last two wins prior to the controversial Timothy Bradley loss. His inability to put Bradley away, despite the fact that he was pretty much schooling him from start to finish, spoke volumes. Similarly, Mayweather’s iffy showing against Miguel Cotto showed that he was no longer at the top of his game either.

But them fighting isn’t about that. It’s about taking the two most recognizable brands in the sport, the two most rabid fan bases around, and allowing them to face off for bragging rights. Not for titles. Not for a historically significant win or loss. For bragging rights – nothing more, nothing less.

Will it happen in 2014? Maybe, if both win out. But even if it doesn’t, it won’t be because “nobody wants to see it anymore.”

 

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Manny Pacquiao All Set For Big Comeback Against Brandon Rios

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Former pound for pound champion Manny Pacquiao is all ready to go for his upcoming welterweight clash against ex-light weight kingpin Brandon Rios on November 24 at Venetian Macau in China.

Top-rank Promoter Bob Arum announced the itinerary for the six-city promotional tour is set with Pacquiao and Rios going face-to-face for the first time in the beautiful coastal metropolis of Guangzhou.

 

The tour will also have stops in major Chinese cities of Shanghai and Beijing. Press conference will be held at UNESCO world heritage landmarks such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China.

Arum added that Top-Rank and Chinese Sands are negotiating with their Chinese contacts to make the promotional tour successful.

 

After the three-city Chinese tour, the Pacquiao-Rios carousel will head south of Asia, in the bustling city of Singapore in October. Arum said if the promotions receive positive results, he may contemplate to bring Pacquiao in the Lion City as part of his plan to expand his business in Asia.

 

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