Manny Pacquiao regains his world title by defeating Brandon Rios by unanimous decision (120-108, 119-109, 118-110) in a 12-round Welterweight bout. Watch the replay below.
Our thanks to The B Avenue for the Youtube links and Yahoo! News for the photo.
Manny “PACMAN” Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO), who hadn’t fought in the ring since his last brutal knockout loss to Juan Manual Marquez of Mexico 11 months ago, will be facing Mexican-American boxer Brandon Rios in a fight to reclaim his spot in the boxing arena
and, at the same time, prove her mother wrong about her claim that his losses were brought about by his change of religion.
On the other hand, former world champion Brandon “BAM BAM” Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO) plays the typical underdog, who comes without a title and has nothing to lose, prepares for the biggest fight of his life. Rios lost his last match in a 12-round decision with March Alvarado earlier this year. He is expected to lose and this will not hurt his career much farther but should he win this match, he gains everything.
Pacquiao vs Rios boxing match airs live via HBO Pay Per View from the Cotai Arena in Macau this Saturday, November 23 with a fight time of 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PT / November 24 at 8AM Manila Time.
Meanwhile, Jessica Sanchez will sing the Philippine National Anthem and GMA 7 will air the event “LIVE” sans commercial breaks. Just kidding, aaargh!
We’ll try to find/share Pacquiao vs Rios Live Stream links during the event but if you already have something, you might as well share it with us via the comment section below.
PACQUIAO VS RIOS FIGHT CARD:
- Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2; 38 KOs) vs. Brandon Rios (31-1-1; 23 KOs) – Welterweight (147 lbs)
- Evgeny Gradovich (17-0; 8 KOs) vs. Billy Dib (36-2; 21 KOs) – Featherweight (126 lbs)
- Andy Ruiz Jr. (20-0; 14 KOs) vs. Tor Hamer (21-2; 14 KOs) – Heavyweight
- Zou Shiming (2-0; 0 KOs) vs. Juan Toscano (4-0; 1 KO) – Flyweight (112 lbs)
- Felix Verdejo (8-0; 6 KOs) vs. Duanaaymukdahan Petchsamuthr (8-1; 1 KO) – Junior Lightweight (130 lbs)
Photo credit: pacquiaovsrios.org, Reference: Bad Left Hook, Bleacher Report
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