Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Brandon Rios Not Buying Talk of Washed up Pacqiuao

By Keith Idec

The image of an unconscious Manny Pacquiao falling face-first to the canvas is one most of us will never forget.

Brandon Rios remembers it vividly, too, but the former WBA lightweight champion hasn’t allowed it to affect preparation for his Nov. 23 welterweight fight against Pacquiao. Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) expects to encounter a prime Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) in Macau, China, even though the Filipino superstar hasn’t boxed since Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez knocked him out with one punch in the sixth round of their Dec. 8 welterweight bout in Las Vegas.

“I’m expecting the Pacquiao that was dominating the game,” Rios said Tuesday on a conference call to promote their HBO Pay-Per-View main event. “That’s the guy I’m ready for. I’m not looking at his last fight, when he got knocked out by Marquez. That could happen to anybody. It could happen to me.

“So we cannot go into this saying, ‘Oh, Pacquiao’s done. He’s old overnight,’ and this and that. No, I’m not looking at it like that. I’m looking at the Pacquiao that was dominating the game. So I’m getting in the best shape I can get and I’ll be ready mentally and physically for this fight. And if he starts out slow, great. That even gives me more chance to warm up. If he starts out fast, great. That means I’ve got to warm up faster. So we’re good.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pvramos on 10-30-2013

I am excited to see this fight. 2 exciting fighters. But I think manny will win this.

Comment by Bermuda on 10-30-2013

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;13886518]Pacquiao ain't washed up, Pacquiao was beating JMM ass. He had a broken nose and couldn't breathe. Pacquiao went for the kill and got KO by a roided JMM. If Rios wants to win than he needs to prepare like…

Comment by MDPopescu on 10-30-2013

[QUOTE=Big Dunn;13886910]don't let the Hectari's, ifc9titles, and buboys of the world fool you Rios. Manny isn't washed up. Plan on getting your ass beat badly.[/QUOTE] ^^^ The "system" doesn't allow me to give a "green" to Big Dunn.

Comment by The Big Dunn on 10-30-2013

don't let the Hectari's, ifc9titles, and buboys of the world fool you Rios. Manny isn't washed up. Plan on getting your ass beat badly.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 10-30-2013

Obviously he should prepare for the best Pacquiao, but he needs the worst to show up in the ring.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (29)
Top Headlines Bellew's Coach Expects Haye To Shed Weight, Come in Lighter Macklin Gives His Take on Frampton's Win, Conlan's TKO Loss Golovkin: If There is a Big Fight at 168 - I Would Move Up Dela Torre Vows To Bounce Back After Loss To Nyambayar Evander Holyfield Helps Boxing Take Major Fighter Safety Strides David Price: I Felt Joshua Would Wipe Wilder Out - Not Anymore Shawn Porter: I'm Ready For Keith Thurman as Soon as Possible! Custio Clayton vs. Carlos Molina on Saunders vs. Lemieux Card Jacobs: I Saw in Golovkin's Eyes at The End, He Was a Beaten Man Wilder: Joshua Wants One More Payday Before Fighting Me Amir Khan Under Fire, Old Tweet Comes Back To Haunt Him Guillermo Jones Edges Perea For WBA Belt, Carlos Adames Wins Sergio Martinez Feels Brian Castano Should Stay Away From Lara Oscar Valdez's Manager To Meet With Top Rank, Discuss Big 2018 Constantin Bejenaru vs. Thabiso Mchunu - Undercard Information Tete's 11-Second KO of Gonya Quickest Ever in World Title Fight Kell Brook Backs Conor Benn To 'Carry The Flag' at Welterweight Joseph Parker Budges: I'll Take 35% To Fight Anthony Joshua Max Ornelas Gets Lopsided Win at WinnaVegas Casino Photos: Julian Williams Beats a Very Game Ishe Smith in Las Vegas Carl Frampton: The Team Can Decide My Next Opponent Gilberto Ramirez: I Must Be Better With Ahmed Than in Hart Fight Eleider Alvarez Gives The Latest on Adonis Stevenson Situation Kovalev Explains Why Leaving Jackson Was The Right Move Frank Warren: Frampton At Windsor Park Coming Next Summer Barker: Wilder Will Have Tough Time With Joshua's Skill Set Video: Julian Williams on Ishe Smith Win, Reacts To Trout, More Photos: Anthony Dirrell Edges Denis Douglin in Tough Bout Video: Austin Trout Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Williams, Hurd, More Video: Trainer Breaks Down Julian Williams Win Over Ishe Smith Bellew: I Can 100% Beat Parker, No Way Can He Deal With Joshua! De La Hoya: I Won't Chase McGregor, The Challenge Was Made! Mike Gavronski Wins WBA Regional Title, Beats Hernandez Oscar Vasquez, Gabriel Flores, Bruno Escalante Win in Reno Bryant Cruz Stops Luna: Micah, Lawson Pick Up Wins Deontay Wilder - From Mild-Mannered To Motormouth Ishe Smith: I Fought My Ass Off, The Judges Saw What They Saw De La Hoya: Canelo vs. Golovkin Rematch Will "Definitely Happen" Julian Williams Wins Tough Decision Over Ishe Smith Julian Williams vs. Ishe Smith - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement