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Rios: Pacquiao Picked Me Because I Lost, Big Mistake!

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.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

Comment by Dazzaman on 05-13-2013

[QUOTE=PAC-BOY;13361293]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…

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…

Comment by LADIV on 05-13-2013

[QUOTE=cowardsinboxing;13360071]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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