Found November 21, 2013 on The Daily Sports Herald:
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When Manny Pacquiao squares off against Brandon Rios on Saturday night, he'll be a big favorite to win the fight. Yet, more than a few people are siding with "Bam Bam" Rios to win the bout. Not me. Here are my top 5 reasons why Manny Pacquiao will prevail on Saturday and defeat Rios. 1.  Experience Manny Pacquiao is no stranger to big fights, of course, sharing the...

Manny Pacquiao And Brandos Rios Make Weight

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The official Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios weigh-ins were held on Friday afternoon -- which was actually bright and early in the morning in Macau, China. Right here, we have all of the Pacquiao vs. Rios weigh-in results, including the official fighter weights, photos and videos from the weigh-in, and analysis of what it all means. Take a look. Pacquiao vs. Rios Weigh-in Photos...

Pacquiao, Rios make weight for fight

Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios have made weight for their WBO welterweight fight in Macao on Sunday. Weighing in at the unusual time of 7.30 a.m. Saturday to accommodate U.S. TV, Pacquiao was at 145 pounds while Rios was 146.5. Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach said his fighter was a little heavier than expected while Rios said his making of the weight proved Roach wrong over...

Pacquiao's trainer gets into altercation with Rios entourage

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Rios camp confident against Pacquiao ahead of bout

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios full weigh in video

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Pacquiao and Rios camps nearly brawl in the gym

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David Beckham talks Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios- Will be at fight

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David Beckham flies to Macau to watch Pacquiao-Rios, calls Pacquiao inspirational

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Viewing Picks for November 22, 2013

All Times Eastern Boxing Manny Pacquaio vs. Brandon Rios, Las Vegas, NV Weigh-In Live -- HBO, 6:30 p.m. College Basketball Men's 2K Sports Classic, New York, NY Third Place Game Boston College vs. Indiana or Washington -- ESPNU, 5 p.m. Championship Game UConn vs. Indiana or Washington -- ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. Charleston Classic, Charleston, SC Semifinals...

Freddie Roach trash talks Brandon Rios ahead of fight

Freddie Roach has lost all diplomacy when it comes to Brandon Rios. Roach, who trains Manny Pacquiao, has gone into full trash-talking mode ahead of the fight between Pac-man and Rios on Sunday in Macau (Saturday night in the US). This week Roach has ripped Rios’ speed, defense and overall ability. Rios said he was […]
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