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Manny Pacquiao “I proved with Brandon Rios I’m not old; Now I have to confirm it”

It feels like Manny’s ‘end’ has been talked about forever. But he’s a warrior, and like many warriors who only know in their own mind when the end is really nigh, he has some loose ends to tie up. He took down Brandon Rios in November in what turned out to become a personal feud, and now he’s ready to avenge his 2012 split-decision loss to Timothy Bradley. A fight that...
Via Fight Hub TV
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacquiao Says He Learned Patience After Being KOed by JMM

Pacquiao was asked if being KOed by Marquez made him more cautious with Brandon Rios and would he be the same versus Tim Bradley. Here is what Manny had to say. “I was very happy with my performance against Brandon Rios.  Speed has always been a major weapon for me and I used it throughout the fight against Rios for one simple reason – it was working.  The power is still there...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios ‘deserves the chance’ to fight Ruslan Provodnikov

Russian banger Ruslan Provodnikov may throw fists with Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios within the next few months. The 29-year-old Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) most recently exited the squared circle on October 19 after punishing Mike Alvarado to capture the WBO light welterweight belt. The “Siberian Rocky,” who was controversially outscored by Timothy Bradley in March 2013, is a relentless...
Via Sports by Colin
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video interview with Robert Garcia: Talks Nonito Donaire’s next fight, Maidana, Rios & more

Trainer Robert Garcia is a busy man. The perennial contender for Trainer of the Year honors has one of the deepest stables in the sport. So, while he helps brother Mikey get ready for an upcoming title defense against Juan Carlos Burgos in less than one week, there's still plenty of other fighters and events on his mind. In this video interview with Garcia, he talks about some...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruslan Provodnikov & Brandon Rios Agree to 2014 Fight via Twitter (Photos)

Brandon Rios has somehow talked himself into another large fight for 2014. Rios and Junior Welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov both thought a fan’s idea of having the two sluggers fight would make an amazing watch for boxing fans. @RuslanProvod yes sir me to so let make it happen — Bam Bam Brandon Rios (@Brandon_Rios1) December 20, 2013 @vhuynh13 @Max_Kellerman @RuslanProvod...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: The Brandon Rios And Marcos Maidana Cheating Allegations; Floyd Mayweather Vs. ...

"Get me the other bottle. The one I mixed." It has not been the best month ever for strength and conditioning/nutrition guy Alex Ariza. He mocked a fellow with Parkinson's disease and kicked him (Freddie Roach), then had one of his fighters (Brandon Rios) test positive for a banned substance and another (Marcos Maidana) be subjected to allegations of cheating. ...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Ariza Putting Mysterious Substance in Maidana’s Face (Video)

Ariza is a shady character, he was in Pacquiao’s camp when he was knocking people out two and three times bigger than him. He was just with Brandon Rios who drug test came back positive for his fight with Pacquiao and he was working Marcos Maidana’s corner last night during Maidana’s beatdown of Adrien Broner. In this video he is putting something in a napkin and smashing it...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios failed a drug test following loss to Manny Pacquiao

Tweet Despite being dominated by Manny Pacquiao for 12 rounds last month, Brandon Rios failed his post-fight drug test per a report from ESPN’s Dan Rafael. According to the report, Rios tested for banned substance methylhexaneamine, which is sometimes used for weight loss but also can be used as a drug for performance enhancement. Rios has been suspended...
Via Los That Sports Blog
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Fails Drug Test Following Loss To Manny Pacquiao

ESPN.com writer Dan Rafael is reporting that former lightweight champion Brandon Rios failed his postfight drug test following his loss to Manny Pacquiao. Rios actually agreed to random drug testing by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association for his Nov. 23 welterweight showdown with Pacquiao in Macau. Rios, who lost by decision in a noncompetitive fight with Pacquiao, reportedly...
Via Thacover2
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Fails Drug Test Following Loss To Manny Pacquiao

ESPN.com writer Dan Rafael is reporting that former lightweight champion Brandon Rios failed his postfight drug test following his loss to Manny Pacquiao. Rios actually agreed to random drug testing by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association for his Nov. 23 welterweight showdown with Pacquiao in Macau. Rios, who lost by decision in a noncompetitive fight with Pacquiao, reportedly tested...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios failed post-fight drug test after Manny Pacquiao loss

Brandon Rios got swamped by Manny Pacquiao in their recent bout in Macau.  The joke is that Rios was a punching bag for Pacquiao. Aside from losing in the ring, […]
Via 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Pacquiao vs. Rios PPV does less than 500k buys

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios HBO pay-per-view produced only 475,000 buys, according to multiple reports. Even with anticipated lower than usual numbers due to the fight being held out of the United States, Pacquiao vs. Rios producing less than  500k buys hurts both HBO, and Top Rank, not to mention Pacquiao himself. On the one hand, somebody such as, oh, Floyd Mayweather...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 11/26: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Brandon Rios Recap

(Above, a "pre-enactment" of what Manny Pacquiao did to Brandon Rios in Macau; via) Sometimes a fight fan invests in watching a fight card that, on paper, seems as though it should be high quality, and it falls short of expectations when all is said and punched. When that happens, nothing can be done. But other times, a card looks overpriced and underwhelming, and that...
Via The Queensbury Rules
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Forget Mayweather, Bring On Bradley vs. Pacquiao II

LOS ANGELES, CA - Bradley defeated Marquez decisively to retain the WBO welterweight title. Pacquiao returns to action and annihilates Brandon Rios to become the WBO international welterweight champion. Top Rank is synonymous  with WBO titles. Provodnikov, Rigondeaux, Garcia, and Andrade are all WBO title holders and fall with in the ranks. (Shame on your Peter Quillin for sneaking...
Via BadCulture
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

What Manny Pacquiao’s Victory Means

Manny Pacquiao won a decisive victory over Brandon Rios Saturday night, blowing through 12-rounds of dominance. The win erased a two fight losing streak for Pacquiao, whose quick feet and fast hands were too much for Brandon Rios. Known for his blood-and-guts style of fighting, Rios was the perfect kind of nightmare of an opponent to face coming off suffering a brutal knockout loss...
Via The Farm Club
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Pound for pound rankings update after Pacquiao vs. Rios & Froch vs. Groves

It's time to update the top 20 pound for pound boxing list! We've seen a lot of big action, highlighted by this weekend's Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight, as well as Carl Froch vs. George Groves, and that means we've made a long awaited update to our top pound for pound boxers list. ---> Continue to our updated top 20 pound for pound boxers list. Also...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios- Full post fight press conference highlights

As we post this, you’re probably getting up and yea we’ve been at work for the past ten hours trying to get you all this Pacquiao vs. Rios stuff. If you haven’t heard or if this is the first page you are visiting, Manny Pacquiao beat Brandon Rios pretty easily via UD in a twelve round fight. The post fight press conference took a break due to the fact that Manny Pacquiao had...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 24, 2013  |  1 Comment

Manny Pacquiao is injury free but admits Brandon Rios was a tough opponent

It is safe to say that Manny Pacquiao is back! After close to a year layoff due to his shocking knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao showed vintage form in Macau, China as he outclassed a very game Brandon Rios. It was all Pacquiao from the opening bell as he speed and movement was too much for the slower Rios. Our man Marcos Villegas caught up with the “Pac-man” at...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight highlights (Video)

Manny Pacquiao beat Brandon Rios during their Sunday morning fight in Macau by unanimous decision. For those of you who didn’t have a chance to order or catch the fight, this highlight video should sum things up. Pac-Man landed 241 punches compared to 138 for Rios. In the highlight video, you can see Rios catch […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

More on Pacquiao vs. Rios results: Photos, fighter quotes

Manny Pacquiao dominated Brandon Rios on Saturday night, cruising to a wide decision victory in their HBO pay-per-view clash. The Pacquiao vs. Rios results played out much the way that many thought it would -- a one-sided performance from Pacquiao, a fighter who was simply vastly more skilled than his opponent. Right here, you'll find more great coverage on the Pacquiao vs. Rios...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision

MACAU (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday, returning to his winning ways after consecutive losses. Back in the ring for the first time in almost a year, 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. It was an emotional victory for...
Via Fox Sports West
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Gradovich retains IBF feather title, beats Dib

Russia's Evgeny Gradovich retained the IBF featherweight title after Australia's Billy Dib quit in the ninth round Sunday on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight at The Venetian casino in Macau. In a rematch of their bout in March, Gradovich put Dib down in the sixth round and staggered him with a left hook in the eighth. Further punishment in the ninth...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Brandon Rios Running Undercard Results

These are the results for the four main undercard fights to support the main event of Manny Pacquiao Vs. Brandon Rios: Puerto Rico's Felix Verdejo outlcassed an incredibly game opponent in Petchsamuthr Duanaaymukdahan, winning a shutout decision. Duanaaymukdahan made a whole lot of friends in the crowd along the way, though, boring in with his head down, clowning, banging...
Via The Queensbury Rules
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Live Pacquiao vs. Rios results here tonight

Follow our Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios round by round results blog: Tonight's the big night, and fight fans will finally get to see how the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios results play out. There's no better place to take in the live Pacquiao vs. Rios results than right here at ProBoxing-Fans.com, where we'll be offering live, nonstop coverage of the entire pay-per...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Pacquiao tops Rios by unanimous decision; takes WBO welterweight belt

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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