Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/28/14

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 11: Boxer Manny Pacquiao attends the final news conference for his bout against WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino November 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Cotto will meet in a WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM on November 14. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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 stage with the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera, amongst others. Rios lacks the experience that these major pay-per-view fights bring. The closest Rios has come to a big fight were his two fights against Mike Alvarado. Pacquiao has been here before, he knows what it takes to win, and he knows how to make the adjustments necessary to do so. 2.  Superior Boxing Skills Despite losing his last two bouts, one by highly controversial decision, Pacquiao still showed signs of quick hand speed and vicious punching power. Although his skills may have ...
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