Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Fortune: If Pacquiao is Fine From KO, He Will Destroy Rios

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

“Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune believes that if the stunning 6th round knockout suffered by Pacquiao at the hands of Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez last December 8 hasn’t affected him, his fight against former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios should be easy.

Fortune told the BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard “If the knockout didn’t affect Manny, he will destroy Rios.” However, Fortune who runs his own gym in Los Angeles after a split with Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said “I really don’t know” whether the knockout affected Pacquiao or not.

He said Rios “will come right on top of Manny and if Manny doesn’t have room to punch he’ll have a problem.”

Fortune also claimed that Rios “is a dirty  fighter who uses his elbows” and other unfair tactics in a fight and Pacquiao will have to watch out for this.

The trainer of Rios, Robert Garcia told us before our conversation with Fortune that Rios was “in the middle of training” in the Oxnard Gym when we contacted him.

Garcia said even though there are some three months to go before the November 24 showdown in Macau, Rios “is training very hard.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by turnedup on 08-20-2013

It wouldn't be boxing and nobody would tune in if the opponent never stood a chance..only noobs believe a fighter cannot be beaten.

Comment by GRboxing on 08-20-2013

Rios is so overrated. How did he land this fight again? Pacquiao is going to whoop him badly

Comment by noStylez on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=SoggyLungs;13664838]you mean this 135lber? [IMG]http://www.boxnews.com.ua/photos/2542/Brandon-Rios5.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Holy crap, I forget how drained Rios has had to come in, the dude is huge, he must have re-hydrated 15+lbs

Comment by noStylez on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=Reloaded;13664819]You should know what happens to B graders with little defense that swarm elite fighters that can box or slug , the class difference in this fight is very wide , Manny can box his ears of like he did…

Comment by Hougigo on 08-20-2013

[QUOTE=SoggyLungs;13664838]you mean this 135lber? [IMG]http://www.boxnews.com.ua/photos/2542/Brandon-Rios5.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] Why did you post a picture of Jack skellington?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Manny Pacquiao: Horn is No Easy Fight, He's a Tough Opponent Hopkins Rips Mayweather: Shows a Lack of Respect For Boxing! Golovkin-Canelo and the Allure of Exclusivity Javier Fortuna Crushes Mario Beltre in Two Rounds Carlos Diaz Stays on Track, Decisions Sergio Puente Over Ten BJ Flores Dominates Nick Guivas, Wants Bigger Fight Golovkin: Everyone Knows Saunders is Not Serious, He's a Clown Tyrone Brunson Gets Off The Mat To Blast Out Kermit Cintron Santa Cruz's Father Wants Interim-Bout Before Mares Rematch Heather Hardy Wins MMA Debut With TKO on Bellator Card Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits Brisbane For Jeff Horn Showdown Mayweather Trainer: McGregor-Van Heerden Sparring Could Be Staged Tomasz Adamek, Glowacki, Masternak Pick Up Wins in Poland Pacquiao: I Expect Horn To Go Toe To Toe, It's Going To Be a War Deontay Wilder Ready To Travel For The Right Deal, Says DiBella British Squad Claims Record Eight Medals in Euro Championships Bradley Saunders Puts Injury Nightmare To Bed Vasyl Lomachenko To Fight in August, But Against Whom? Nam-Joon Lee Decisions Gomera, Captures WBA Asia Title Javier Fortuna Stays Busy With Santo Domingo Return Josh Kelly Watched Some Roy Jones Before 79-Second Win Dana White: We'll Learn From Mayweather-Pacquiao Mistakes Juan Manuel Marquez Return Now in Play For August 19 Horn Smiles: I'll Be Looking To Land Marquez Shot on Pacquiao! Diego Chaves: I Want Brandon Rios Again, I Deserve a Rematch SHO's Espinoza: Broner-Garcia is Biggest Non-PPV Fight of Summer Hopkins: Canelo Will Beat Golovkin EASIER Than Most Think! Frank Warren: Ward-Kovalev Ending Unsatisfactory, Trilogy Needed Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Set For High Stakes Battle Natasha Jonas Impressive in Her Pro Debut in Newcastle Mike Jimenez Barely Beats Pryor, Findley Drills Donovan George Hearn: Great Offer Made To Wilder, Reluctant To Face Whyte Roach: I Once Thought Golovkin Kills Canelo - Now It's Dead Even Anthony Yigit vs. Sandor Martin Deal Reached, Purse Bid is Off Mohamed Rodriguez Shocks Manuel Mendez With Knockout Win Why Mayweather-McGregor Cannot Hurt Boxing De La Hoya: Canelo Has To Knock Golovkin Out! Photo: Kermit Cintron, Tyrone Brunson Ready For Battle De La Hoya: Golovkin Will Enter Ring First - NOT Canelo Mayweather Trainer Concerned: McGregor Has Crazy, Weird Power
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement