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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…

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