Advertisement
Advertisement

Pacquiao: I Will Use Ricky Hatton Game Plan on Rios

Eight division former champion Manny Pacquiao is putting in a lot of work to prevent a further downward spiral after suffering back to back defeats in 2012. In his last fight, in December 2012, he was knocked out cold by Juan Manuel Marquez in six rounds. He returns on November 23 against the dangerous Brandon Rios in the main event of an HBO Pay-Per-View from Macau, China.

Brandon Rios is getting ready for the best Pacquiao ever. How dangerous of an opponent is Rios in your eyes?
 
“Brandon Rios is an extremely dangerous opponent.  He is young, strong and has no quit in him.  I raced him up the steps of the Great Wall.  He’s a competitor.

“I have seen Rios fight and I am confident that I will win the fight.  One of my advantages is my experience against better opposition. A more diversified opposition.

“Rios is an aggressive fighter.  He likes to fight on the inside and toe-to-toe.  He likes to fight, period.  It will be a very entertaining fight for the fans.  It will be all-action.  A real fight and not a track meet.  I am 100% confident of winning this fight.  The focus of this camp has been on speed and footwork, which have been my advantages in previous successful fights.  I’ll be more careful to avoid the careless error I made against Márquez. 

“I want to prove to everyone that I still can fight like the old Manny Pacquiao. I need to restore the public’s confidence in me and my abilities.  It’s important that this be an impressive victory.  I have already begun to visualize my fight with Rios.

“My gameplan for Rios will be similar to the one I had for Ricky Hatton.  That fight didn’t go long enough for me to unveil everything.  Maybe this time I’ll be able to show more of that plan.  Maybe.”

24/7 Pacquiao/Rios debuts Saturday, Nov. 9 at 12:15 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Pacquiao vs. Rios takes place Saturday, Nov. 23 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Puya on 11-09-2013

[QUOTE=richardt;13903769]He was never on them and one guy who tried to claim he did was sued and had to make a public apology. Good thing you are not a public figure or your a$$ would be sued as well.[/QUOTE] How…

Comment by Muscles72 on 11-05-2013

I'm very confident manny will win this fight although I think hatton was a better boxer rios is stronger and has a better chin manny should win with a late stoppage or tko.

Comment by Calm down mate on 11-05-2013

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;13903771]PACMAN !!!!!! Ah yes, Hattonize the boy !!!!!!![/QUOTE] :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: [QUOTE=Solitario;13903927]Pac has explosive power, but he isn't typically a one punch ko kinda guy. Even against a come forward fighter like Diaz, he had to wear him down with…

Comment by moonshineman on 11-05-2013

I like Brandon Rios, but his style is tailor made for Pacquiao. Rios can change his style somewhat, but sooner or later he will abandon the jab, and go back to banging, just like Margarito did. Garcia better pull Brandon…

Comment by LAPete on 11-04-2013

[QUOTE=Calm down mate;13903148]Rios has only one loss and a good amateur background. He's taller and bigger than Manny. If Floyd was knocked out cold like Manny was would you be calling him facing Rios a BS fight?[/QUOTE] Stop please!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (48)
Top Headlines Postol: I Tried To Make an Exciting Fight, Crawford Was Running Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green Rematch Inching Closer Photos: Marcos Maidana Resurfaces in The United States Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin Video: David Benavidez Discusses His Future, Return, More Video: Francisco Santana Ready For War With Benavidez Crawford Not Concerned About Postol’s Height, Reach Edge Wilder, Arreola Test Clean For All Banned Substances Eleider Alvarez-Robert Berridge Set For PBC Card Video: Viktor Postol Ready To Put on a Show With Crawford Roach: I Want Pacquiao To Fight at Least Two More Times Video: Oleksandr Gvozdyk on PPV Fight, The Future, More Video: Oscar Valdez Ready For Statement Title Win With Rueda Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, More Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov WBA Eliminator is Ordered Postol: Of Course I Want To Beat Terence Crawford By Knockout Warren: Smith Will Be Treated as World Star After Beating Canelo Crawford's Trainer: Postol is Cashing Out, He Wanted a Check Francisco Santana on Benavidez, leans to Crawford over Postol Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Broner, More Video: Matias Rueda Confident of Shocking Oscar Valdez Video: Crawford's Trainer Media Interview - Two Parter
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement