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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?

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