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Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, says his fighter will use Sunday’s fight against Brandon Rios to get revenge on members of Rios’ camp for mocking Roach’s speech. Roach has Parkinson’s disease and his speech is affected as a result. On Wednesday the two camps got into a physical confrontation where former Pacquiao trainer Alex Ariza (who now works for Rios) kicked Roach in the stomach. On Thursday, Pacquiao watched video of the incident and was not pleased with what he saw. He told Roach not to worry. Roach had the following to say about what Pacquiao told him: (Pacquiao) said to me, ‘Are those the guys that made fun of you?’ and I said yes, and he said, ‘That’s all I need to know,’ and he walked away. He told me he’s going to take care of this guy quickly. Ariza and Roach had a contentious relationship when they both worked with Pacquiao, at times disagreeing about how best to train the Filipino superstar. In fact, Ariza had problems with most of Pacquiao’s camp, as even cutm
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Tweet Manny Pacquiao, who for a vast period of time was regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the sport, is slated to face the dangerous Brandon Rios Saturday November 23 in China for the vacant WBO welterweight title. There has been drama building up to the fight, including Pacquiao and Rios’ camps mixing it up in the days leading...
Listen below to our expert boxing panel as we analyze Saturday's upcoming PPV bout between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios. In this episode, we will discuss the strategy each fighter is expected to employ and will offer predictions for the fight. We will present audio footage from the fighters' Los Angeles press conference and will also weigh in on yesterday's near...
Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title and return to his winning ways after consecutive losses.
Returning to the ring after almost a year's absence, Pacquiao wore Rios down with his trademark combination punching and won 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 on the scorecards at The Venetian casino in Macau...
Michael Koncz, Manny Pacquiao’s adviser/manager, suffered a mild heart attack on Tuesday in Macau and was hospitalized for at least the second time on the trip, per a report. Yahoo! Sports boxing/MMA reporter Kevin Iole says that Koncz suffered a mild heart attack and was taken to the hospital. Iole reports that Koncz was walking […]
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.
Manny Pacquiao is no stranger to big fights, of course, sharing the...
Manny Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach was in a physical altercation with the entourage of opponent Brandon Rios on Wednesday, four days before their fight.
Roach approached Rios trainer Robert Garcia in the gym that both camps are sharing at The Venetian casino on Macau's Cotai Strip, saying they had gone past their scheduled time and should leave.
Video of the incident shows...
Robert Garcia, the trainer of Brandon Rios, said Friday that Manny Pacquiao is showing signs of coming to the end of his career and vulnerable in the WBO international welterweight title fight.
Pacquiao is coming off two losses and has not fought since his devastating knockout defeat at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez almost a year ago. Garcia said he's noticed subtle signs...
Full weights from Macau, China:
Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios 146.5
Evgeny Gradovich 125.75 vs. Billy Dib 126* (IBF featherweight title)
Andy Ruiz Jr. 257.8 vs. Tor Hamer 220
Zou Shiming 111.5 vs. Juan Tozcano 110
Felix Verdejo 134.5 vs. Petchsamuthr Duanaaymukdahan 136.5
*Dib weighed in a second time and made weight
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Manny Pacquiao and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios tipped the scales Friday on live television for tonight’s bout at the CotaiArena. The 5-foot-6 Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) weighed 145 pounds and the 5-foot-9 Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) went 146.5. The 27-year-old Rios, who once had the audacity to cruelly mock Freddie Roach and the tremors that accompany his Parkinson’s disease, most recently...
If anyone thought the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight might be dull or not worth its pay-per-view price tag, think again. The intensity and bad blood for this bout just got ratcheted up tenfold, as the trainers and coaches for the two boxers nearly came to blows five days before the fight.The dispute related to training times in the Macau gym the fighters are sharing. Under a...
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David Beckham has flown into Macau to take up his ringside seat to show his support for the ‘inspirational’ Manny Pacquiao. The global icon has admitted that he is a ‘huge fan’ of the boxing superstar and has backed him to give the Philippine public something to cheer when he faces Brandon Rios this weekend.
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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 […]