Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios on November 24, 2013

People’s champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is scheduled to fight against American light-welterweight boxer Brandon Rios in a 12-round welterweight bout at The Venetian in Macau, China, on November 24 of this year.

Pacquiao who has a record of 54-5-2, and 38 KOs has recently been defeated by Juan Manuel Marquez and before that by Timothy Bradley last summer.

Rios on the other hand, has a record of 31-1-1, and 23 KOs. He, like Pacquiao freshly tasted defeat against Mike Alvarado in a 12-round bout at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 30, 2013. Rios lost to Alvarado via unanimous decision with scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 114-113.

Reports say that Pacquiao had also been considering Mike Alvarado to be his opponent, but as per Michael Koncz (Pacquiao’s adviser), the choice to go with Rios was made because of the style matchup. Rios is a straight-ahead fighter who loves to get into a slugfest and it should make for a sensational television bout.

Rios lives and trains in Oxnard, California. Meanwhile, Pacquiao plans to prepare for the fight in General Santos City in the Philippines in order to avoid distractions.

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  • luz

    It’s a good fight for Manny..
    It’s another chance to have additional income…
    But sad to say…that you may sleep again inside the ring for the second time..
    Rios is more than Juan Manuel Marquez…
    If GOD permits to Rios to be the next Pound-for-Pound King like Mayweather he can…
    Rios is to young at age but dangerous nowadays inside the ring…

    • ichiii

      pacquiao has still the power and speed. he is winning on marquez 4 because he’s so fast and the power to knockdown marquez but also remember that marquez punch to manny is just lucky and he lost because manny lost his focus and marquez is a counter puncher. rios is a brawl type like manny. so manny is just in advantage. he’s favorite type of fight is brawl so rios should be careful this time, since he lost to alvarado. what more if manny? which he’s faster and stronger than alvarado.