Breaking News :

Golovkin-Wade Title Fight Confirmed For April 23 At The Forum... Read more
Advertisement
Advertisement

McTavish: If Pacquiao is Not Focused, Rios Can Win Easy

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Internationally respected referee Bruce McTavish who makes his home in Angeles City, Pampanga insists that “Fighter of the Decade” and eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao needs to remain totally focused on his showdown with exciting Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios in Macau on November 24 or he could lose.

McTavish told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that Pacquiao “has to get focused. He can’t rely on politics or religion. He can only do one thing and that’s boxing, boxing, boxing.”

He warned that “if Pacquiao is not focused, Rios can win the fight easy but if he’s not, Rios is a danger.”

Although Rios is tailor-made for Pacquiao because he stands in front and throws punches “but without the focus, Rios has got the weapons to beat him.”

McTavish was full of praise for Milan Melindo who put on a gallant effort in a losing cause against Mexican WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada in Macau last Saturday.

He said Melindo “is a class act. He’s very nice man. He has got  all the potential in the world and is still young enough to come back. He just fought a champion (Estrada) who was on the top of his game and probably had the best fight of his life, the wrong time for Melindo.”

McTavish said “I wish it was an eight round fight we would have had a world champion.  He made a mistake by changing his style after the first six rounds when he tried to mix it up.”

He blasted the three judges for their lopsided scorecards, calling them “ridiculous.”

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 08-02-2013

Tiger Woods, like Pac, went on the Wagon, from the Fast Lane, and have U noticed He's not Kicking A$$, on the Tour, NO MAS???

Comment by sdcluser on 08-01-2013

if pacquaio is 70% of peak and that chin has not been permanently altered by jmm in the last fight, then it's an easy fight for pacquiao.

Comment by AncientDeath on 08-01-2013

Also, I don't see Pacquiao coming in unfocused at all. I'm pretty sure he knows this is do-or-die. Not that his career would be over, but he won't be making the big money like he was.

Comment by AncientDeath on 08-01-2013

What's the next headline, Morty, The Old Guy At McDonald's Says "If Pacquiao's Shoes Don't Match His Trunks, He Could Lose A Split Decision"?

Comment by Rudiamonds on 08-01-2013

Rios has a Good chance ,,,,greatchin with pop ...we dont know how manny ganna come back his chin very well could be shatter already... Hoping for the beast manny to show up tho .... Also I like rios so if…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Golovkin-Wade Title Fight Confirmed For April 23 At The Forum Williams-Matano Title Eliminator Tops March 5 SHO Tripleheader Jason Quigley To Return on March 25th at Fantasy Springs Lightweight Contender Kevin Mitchell Announces Retirement Trash-Talking Lundy Admits Crawford Has ‘Got The Goods’ Sanchez on Facing Andre Ward With Barrera Instead of Golovkin Nielsen-Marghetti Tops April 19 Bill In Copenhagen Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo vs. Khan, Brook, Kovalev, More Stephen Ormond is Hoping To Raise Irish Spirits Joshua-Martin: Eddie Hearn Hoping To Get The Fight Done Anthony Joshua To Parker: Talk is Cheap Until The Bell Rings Khan: Canelo Deal Was So Smooth, Finalized Within Days The Real Comeback of Andre Ward Amir Khan Confident: If I Hit Canelo Clean, I Can Hurt Him! Herring Dominates Flores; Williams Survives Late Scare Mayweather Not Concerned With Canelo-Khan on 5/7 Date Roman Gonzalez Says Return Will Happen on Golovkin-Wade Rey Vargas To Return on Leo Santa Cruz-Kiko Martinez Card Timothy Bradley Formally Vacates WBO Welterweight Title Chavez Sr. Not Happy With Canelo-Khan, Wants Canelo-Golovkin Andre Ward-Sullivan Barrera Confirmed For March 26 in Oakland Photos: Manny Pacquiao Flexing His Political Muscle Back Home Golden Boy VP: Shabranskyy Was Willing To Face Andre Ward Billy Dib: Thank God I Finally Got Away From 50 Cent! Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido Still a Possibility? Martinez-Berchelt On Course For March 12 After WBO Rejects Appeal Julio Ceja, Hugo Ruiz Ready For Rematch War on Feb. 27th Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin in Serious Talks, Says Hearn Zou Shiming Ring Return Draws 36.5 Million Viewers in China Gabe Bracero Arrested After Allegedly Beating Up Cop Rigondeaux To Train At Derry Mathews' Gym In Liverpool Oscar Duarte Signs With Golden Boy, Returns February 19 Juan Hernandez Has Chocolatito In Sights After Latest Win Gallagher: Canelo is Not Golovkin, Amir Khan Can Win K. Porter: Shawn Will Punish Keith Thurman Until He Breaks Lomachenko on When He Learned Mike Tyson Was Not Ukrainian Masternak Returns on Loaded April 2 Bill In Krakow Jazza Dickens Embraces Underdog Role Versus Rigondeaux Kiatniwat Scores Repeat Win Over Lebron in Thailand Nonito Donaire's Trainer Expects Pressure Fight From Bedak
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement