Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/27/14
Staff Picks - Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios Predictions Roundup: On Saturday, November 23, Manny Pacquiao finally makes his long-awaited return to the ring to take on once-beaten former champion Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios. As we do for all of the big fights, we've put together a collection of our staff picks on Pacquiao vs. Rios. So how do we think the fight will play out? Do we have anybody backing Rios to score the upset and send Pacquiao fleeing into retirement? Read on below to see for yourself. Scott Levinson: I just don’t see it. If Rios had 40+ rounds to get a big punch across like Marquez did, then maybe. But in this single 12-rounder, I see Pacquiao having his way and I don’t think it goes the distance. Pacquiao’s pronounced advantage in speed will be telling. Rios’ heart will serve him well, even as his face doesn’t oblige. Cuts and swelling will render Rios a diminished force by the 7th, with Pacquiao closing escrow by the 9th round. Pacquiao via KO 9 See Scott's full Pacq...

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