Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and former world champion and reigning hellion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios will battle each other in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, November 23, from The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena, in Macao, China. With Fists of Gold II taking place, it was the perfect opportunity to host the opening Pacquiao vs. Rios press conference.
Right here, you'll see a collection of photos and quotes from the official announcement event, as well as ticket information.
For Pacquiao, 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.
"Brandon Rios is the biggest test out there for me and I will be ready to meet the challenge," said Pacqu...