Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Maniatis: Brandon Rios is Tailor-Made For Manny Pacquiao

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Australia’s award-winning promoter and TV and Radio boxing show host Peter Maniatis believes that the fight against Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios “will be a massive test” for Manny Pacquiao when they clash at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Macau on November 24.

Maniatis told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard “ if the fight took place three years ago it people would have said its a mismatch and Manny is going to be charged with  manslaughter but because Pacquiao got knocked out in devastating fashion in his last fight (against Juan Manuel Marquez last December 8) so it leaves  a bit of a question mark. When people get knocked out do they come back better or do they come back worse, so we don’t know.”

He said  Rios “hasn’t got devastating power" even as he emphasized that "if Manny is not impressive it will blow the fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. That’s the fight that everybody wants. If Pacquiao beats Mayweather he becomes a $60-$80 million fighter again.”

Maniatis who has been regularly named “Promoter of the Year” in Melbourne told us  Rios is “tailor-made for Pacquiao. No head movement, one dimensional, moves forward , no devastating power.”

The Aussie  promoter said Rios “will be moving into Manny’s shots and he’s going to be wanting to trade,  while Manny has got him on speed and got him on power. We haven’t seen Manny since his loss to Marquez , hopefully nothing has gone wrong and hopefully he is still the same Pacquiao and there are now flaws because at that level he can lose the fight.”

Pacquiao and Rios along with trainers Freddie Roach and Robert Garcia as well as Top Rank promoter Bob Arum traveled to Shanghai from Beijing in the next stop on their  promotional tour where they met former NBA superstar Yao Ming, the Houston Rockets giant center.

Pacquiao and Rios are in Shanghai for a press conference to announce their upcoming mega fight in November. Both fighters are making a stop in Shanghai as part of their world-wide media tour which will also include other stops in Singapore, New York and finally ending up in Los Angeles. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by icebergisonfire on 07-31-2013

[QUOTE=ox805er;13608113]You truly don't believe that, do you??[/QUOTE] It was produced in court, Floyd was the one that signed the contract.

Comment by DadeCounty305 on 07-31-2013

[QUOTE=TrueBoxingFan23;13608755]Wrong! Look who careers lasted the longest and who's the oldest! FLOYD MAYWEATHER! Pac fought A lot of guys after Floyd fought them also! I've said it before and I'll say it again DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS!!! and that's in every…

Comment by trainhard_187 on 07-31-2013

[QUOTE=TrueBoxingFan23;13608755]Wrong! Look who careers lasted the longest and who's the oldest! FLOYD MAYWEATHER! Pac fought A lot of guys after Floyd fought them also! I've said it before and I'll say it again DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS!!! and that's in every…

Comment by TrueBoxingFan23 on 07-31-2013

[QUOTE=PAC-BOY;13608188]1. Manny is always in a tough fight with tough opponents. 2. Manny will beat Floyds ass (and Floyd knows it) Now and a few years ago. 3. Manny shifty promoters know how to make millions:fing02: (didnt showtime lose money…

Comment by ox805er on 07-31-2013

[QUOTE=PAC-BOY;13608188]1. Manny is always in a tough fight with tough opponents. 2. Manny will beat Floyds ass (and Floyd knows it) Now and a few years ago. 3. Manny shifty promoters know how to make millions:fing02: (didnt showtime lose money…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Wilder's Manager Likes Idea of Return on Mayweather-McGregor Roach: Pacquiao Lost A lot of His Crowd Due To Lack of Knockouts Dmitry Bivol To Take Some Time Off, Return Planned For The Fall Canelo Paying No Mind to Being Underdog Against Golovkin Photos: Sammy Valentin Putting in Work For Giovani Santillan Boxer Killed By Masked Gunmen After Leaving Gym in Mexico City Ellerbe: Fight is 50-50, But Broner Needs A-Game To Beat Garcia Deontay Wilder Erupts, Tears Apart Hearn and Whyte Over Offer Hughie Fury To Stay Busy With July 8 Return at Copper Box Abel Sanchez Says Kovalev is Stubborn, Was Difficult To Train Golovkin: If I Finished Jacobs, Probably Don't Have Canelo Fight Now That Mayweather is Active Again, Canelo Wants a Rematch Flanagan vs. Verdejo With Tentative Date of September 16 Kautondokwa Is Eager to Face Billy Joe Saunders in September Inquest Finds That Davey Browne's Death Was Preventable Eubank Sr: I Know How To Beat Mayweather, I May Tell McGregor! Canelo Aims To Do a Real Number on GGG: No Rematch Needed Boxing: Not Dying. Again. Mikkel Kessler To Pass on WBSS Wild Card, Eyes Fall Ring Return De La Hoya Not Happy With "Disrespectful" Dana White Over Date Taking a Look at Some of Boxing's Greatest Upsets Milan Melindo To Make First Defense of IBF Belt on September 16 De La Hoya Promises Earlier Start Time for Canelo-Golovkin Abel Sanchez Not on Press Tour, Awaits Golovkin vs. Canelo GGG Not Worried About Mexicans Turning on Him in Canelo Bout Jose Zepeda Picks Up WBO Regional Belt With TKO of Zamudio Mikkel Kessler To Be Part of The World Boxing Super Series Golovkin: Ward-Kovalev Rematch Was Stopped 'A Little Bit Early' Cotto Not Worried About Mayweather-McGregor on Same Date Canelo, GGG on Mayweather-McGregor: Ours is a 'Real Fight!' Jeyvier Cintron, Serrano, Oquendo Part of New PRBBP Series McGregor's Boxing Coach Confident Mayweather Gets KO'd Nelson: Ward Gets Drilled By Joshua, He Should Face Bellew Luis Arias Makes His Statement, Seeks Late Summer Fight Yunier Dorticos Signs On For World Boxing Super Series Kell Brook: Looking To Enter Camp in Summer, Fight in 2017 Badou Jack: Mayweather Looking Sharp, He'll Destroy McGregor! Kovalev: Ward Was Better, But I Fought Two People In the Ring Canelo: Golovkin One-Dimensional; I Thought He Lost to Jacobs Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev II: Post-Fight Report Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement