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Arum: Pacquiao Has His Hands Full With Brandon Rios

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum minced no words when he lashed out at those talking about a possible fight between eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Arum said “to talk about other fights is idiotic when Manny has his hands full” against Brandon Bam Bam Rios in Macau on November 23.

Arum told the BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard the Rios fight is “the order of business. It’s a very important fight for Manny and its not an easy fight.”

At the same time he said two-time former Chinese Olympic gold medalist and three-time world flyweight champion Zou Shiming, who makes his second appearance as a pro on the July 27 card, was doing well in training.

He said celebrated Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach “is very happy with Zou. Although  I didn’t get to see him Freddie said he is doing extremely well and (Hall of Fame matchmaker) Bruce Trampler supports Freddie’s view.”

Arum also indicated that Zou Shiming will train along with Pacquiao most probably in General Santos City where Pacquiao plans to train for the Rios fight for two months.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 07-20-2013

[QUOTE=rasdun;13575180]Tell arum to shut the f*** up. I'm so sik of his sh*t. He wss just as much as fault as mayweather for the biggest fight in the past 20 yrs not happening. I need to build a stadium, PACs…

Comment by jbpanama on 07-20-2013

[QUOTE=harwri008;13575399]First, let me say I have never been a fan of Pacquiao's boxing skills but I respect him as a competitor. With that being said, he should beat Rios, but he's not punishing Rios. It will be a good give…

Comment by harwri008 on 07-20-2013

First, let me say I have never been a fan of Pacquiao's boxing skills but I respect him as a competitor. With that being said, he should beat Rios, but he's not punishing Rios. It will be a good give…

Comment by rasdun on 07-20-2013

[QUOTE=dc3383;13574668]If Manny doesn't brutally beat Rios he needs to retire they are not on the same level this should be a showcase fight for Manny.[/QUOTE] Mannys still a vrry good fightr and I still love watching his fights but he's…

Comment by rasdun on 07-20-2013

[QUOTE=Evol;13575089]PAC may never be ready but all of Floyd's pass opponents is?[/QUOTE] He'll never be as ready as he was in 2009-2010. I know I'm in the minority but I think pac wouldve beat hin at that point. Mayweathr had…

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