Brandon Rios can’t wait to fight Manny Pacquiao and ‘shut everyone up’
by Colin Linneweber - sportsbycolin.com
ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios spoke to the media on Monday evening shortly after arriving at Macau International Airport.
Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) and Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) will scrap Saturday night at the CotaiArena.
“Bam Bam” most recently suffered a unanimous decision loss to Mike Alvarado in their March rematch.
“I want to feel Manny’s power,” said Rios, 27, who once had the audacity to cruelly mock Freddie Roach and the tremors that accompany his Parkinson’s disease. “I want to feel all of it. This is the first training camp I have kept to the game plan and done everything I was told to do. Manny Pacquiao is a big step. I am going to shut everyone up and prove I am the best.”
Meanwhile, Pacquiao hasn’t thrown fists since getting rendered unconscious by Juan Manuel Marquez last December.
Granted, “The Fighting Pride of the Philippines” has been defeated in consecutive matches by the 40-year-old Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) and Timothy Bradley.
However, in actuality, Pacquiao outclassed the 30-year-old Bradley (31-0-0-1, 12 KOs) and was battering Marquez before the juicehead landed a savage overhand right that finished the tussle at 2:59 of the sixth round.
“Am I confident for my fight with Rios? I am more than confident,” said Pacquiao, 34, the “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s. “Rios is bigger than me. Remember, Goliath was bigger than David and yet David needed just one stone to fell the giant. I enter this fight stronger than ever. I have the strength of my country and my people coursing through my body. I fight for them, not for me. I fight for their glory, not mine.”
Reportedly manhandling sparring opponents, Rios is a ferocious swinger looking to brawl.
Unfortunately for the native Texan, Rios is also sloppy and substandard defensively.
With elite footwork and the uncanny ability to deliver punches from all angles, Pacquiao should absolutely feast on Rios’ chaotic style.
Expect Brandon Rios “to feel Manny’s power” before getting knocked onto Queer Street within nine rounds this weekend.
EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson March 19, Haarlem, NTH: 4x3, h: Willy Kyakonye, KO 1 Gino da Fonseca, Nth March 19, Barcelona, SPA: 4x3, sm: Arturo T...
EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson Mar 12, Bologna, ITA: sm: Pavel Zgurean, Ita, W 4 Emanuele Zagatti, Ita sl: Arblin Kaba, Ita, W 4 Lorenzo Calì, Ita Mar ...
Life Saving Hand Held Infra-Scanners Introduced This Weekend at UK Boxing Events London, UK – 10th March 2017 – In February the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) announced that they were set to...
Lou Duva, Boxing Promoter, Manager and Trainer, Dies at 94 By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN - nytimes.com Lou Duva, front left, a trainer for Evander Holyfield, after Holyfield captured the heavyweight titl...
EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson March 4, Berlin, GER, Camp 1, Charlie Podehl, bdb c: Nenad Pagonis, W 8 Giulian Ilie, Rom 8x3, w: Daniel Hartvig, Swe TKO 6 Nicolae ...
Turner & McConville In KO Form, Gallagher & Kennerdale Score Impressive Victories Ringside Report by Gianluca Di Caro Photos: Col Armstrong On Friday evening, just 24 hours before local hero To...
Keith Thurman beats Danny Garcia in welterweight unification bout bbc.com Keith Thurman (left) remains unbeaten in 28 fights American Keith Thurman beat compatriot Danny Garc...
Fight Report Ringside report: Gianluca Di Caro Photos courtesy of: Joe Ibbotson It may have been extremely windy and absolutely bucketing down with rain in Bradford on Sunday evening, but even the ridi...