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 Last update:  5/12/2013       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Rios: Pacquiao Picked Me Because I Lost, Big Mistake!
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By Edward Chaykovsky

Junior welterweight contender Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23KOs) says eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KOs) made a big mistake in selecting him as a comeback opponent. The match is scheduled for November 23rd in Macau, China.

Rios believes Pacquiao selected him because of his last fight, a twelve round decision loss to Mike Alvarado. Pacquiao comes back from a brutal knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez last December.

“He picked me because I lost. They probably think. ‘Brandon is easy to hit. Brandon gets hit all the time.’ (But) it’s a very different story when you get in the ring with me. I’ve been waiting for this fight all my life. They made a mistake picking me,” Rios told Ron Borges.

“This is my chance to show what I can do with a great fighter in front of me. I gotta come out in a smarter way. I’ve got to fight different than I usually do because Pacquiao can hurt you. He’s got a good knockout percentage. When I’m inside the pocket (at close quarters), that’s my game. I can fight very well. I’ve proven it.”

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Brandon Rios , Pacquiao-Rios , Pacquiao vs Rios



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Rios: Pacquiao Picked Me Because I Lost, Big Mistake!
comment by RumirNemo, on 05-14-2013
... You are a Big Mistake Rios... Pacquiao didn't pick you because you Lost rather, the Pacman pick you because of your style...:dead1: ... however, Roach pick-you for his personal vendatta... its Roach opinion alone, Manny Pacquiao has got NOTHING to do with that for the very reasons that he ...

comment by Dazzaman, on 05-13-2013
[QUOTE=PAC-BOY]Rios is a dangerous fighter. Both are coming off a loss. And both have something to prove. This is gonna be a great fight. Rios knows he fuked up in his last fight. Its killing him. He has to go all out in this fight with one of the best ever to lace up gloves. Rios is that all o...

comment by PAC-BOY, on 05-13-2013
Rios is a dangerous fighter. Both are coming off a loss. And both have something to prove. This is gonna be a great fight. Rios knows he fuked up in his last fight. Its killing him. He has to go all out in this fight with one of the best ever to lace up gloves. Rios is that all out fighter. M...

comment by LADIV, on 05-13-2013
[QUOTE=cowardsinboxing]Definitely, Rios was not picked. It just that, apparently, he's the only one who got the balls to fight Manny.:hitit:[/QUOTE] no need to post here bro,your avatar name says it all

comment by Mike D, on 05-12-2013
Manny *should* annihilate Rios. Should. But Rios can be dangerous. Especially after that brutal KO Manny is just coming off of. It's not a gimme. Pac will have to earn it. If he loses, career ova

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