Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Rios' Trainer: Manny Pacquiao is in a Make or Break Fight

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao will be in a “make or break fight” with Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios when they clash at the Venetian Hotel & Casino in Macao on November 24.

Rios’ trainer Robert Garcia, the former world champion, told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that he expects Pacquiao to be “in the best shape ever because it is a make or break fight for him and if he loses he may retire.  That’s why we know he’ll have the best preparation ever.  We know Manny is a superstar and he’ll be better than ever.”

Garcia who trains his brother, featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and former WBO, Ring Magazine super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire said he expects the Pacquiao-Rios fight to be “a war between two  great fighters, great warriors.”

The 2012 “Trainer of the Year” said “I think its going to be a helluva fight that people will remember for many years.”

Garcia disclosed that Rios has already been training for the past two weeks,  running every morning and doing some light workouts in the gym.

He said Rios did some sparring with a young fighter preparing for a fight next week “but nothing like when we start training for Manny.”

That schedule, according to Garcia, will begin two or three months before the fight and would involve running every morning and training in the gym at noon.

Pacquiao himself continues to play at least four hours of basketball almost every day and is reportedly in fine physical condition.

He too is expected to begin serious training in his hometown of General Santos City at least two months before the November showdown with Rios.

Both fighters will be at ringside for the Top Rank fight  card in Macau on July 27 headlined by the WBO/WBA flyweight title fight between undefeated mandatory challenger Milan Melindo and Mexico’s champion Juan Francisco Estrada who won the title from another Filipino, Brian Viloria, last April 6 at the same Cotai Arena venue at the Venetian in Macau.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LoadedWraps on 07-10-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13530271]Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao will be in a “make or break fight” with Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios when they clash at the Venetian Hotel & Casino in Macao on November 24. Rios’ trainer Robert Garcia, the former world…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 07-10-2013

[QUOTE=PAC-BOY;13547037]HE wont be just in front of him. He will winging power shots and trying to hurt Manny! No easy fight here![/QUOTE] why would he have to wing shots at manny from 6 inches away?

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 07-10-2013

[QUOTE=turnedup;13530325]As long as Pacquaio keeps doing his early training with Buboy I do not feel comfortable betting money on him. I have never ever liked his work with Buboy because if you look at Buboy's fighters they are absolutely attrocious…

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 07-10-2013

Thats what they said when Jones fought Johnson

Comment by PAC-BOY on 07-10-2013

[QUOTE=Big Dunn;13547028]The only thing rios is gonna make hard for manny is to miss him standing right in front of him.[/QUOTE] HE wont be just in front of him. He will winging power shots and trying to hurt Manny! No…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines The Argument For (And Against) Lomachenko Being #1 P4P Jessie Vargas Drops, Dominates Aaron Herrera For Easy Win Horn Admits Interest in Facing Mundine Before Crawford Jamal James Crushes Diego Chaves With Body Shot Knockout John Molina Gets Off The Floor, Drills Ivan Redkach in Epic Slugfest Omotoso Overcomes Slow Start, Out-Points Freddy Hernandez Danny Garcia-Brandon Rios, Benavidez-Gavril II Eyed For 2/17 Video: Bernard Hopkins on Loma-Rigo, Wilder-Joshua, More Video: Tyson Fury Talks Loma, Wilder, Joshua, More Saunders: I'm in Lemieux's Head, I'll Break His Heart! Horn: Very Few Picked Me To Beat Pacquiao, I'll Beat Crawford Too! Tyson Fury Moves Trainers: Leaves Uncle Peter, Hires Davison Lemieux Laughs: Saunders Can KO Me? Maybe With a Baseball Bat! WBA Confirm: Povetkin is Now The Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Douglas vs. O'Sullivan, Seldin vs. Ulysse - Weigh-In Photos: Saunders, Lemieux - Nearly Erupt With Heated Weigh-In Alexander Povetkin Dominates Hammer - In Line For Joshua, Parker Jessie Vargas Eyes Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Ali Rematch Horn Promoter: Crawford Can't Sell, He's Not a Big Money Fight! Saunders: Lemieux Has Been Knocking Out Bums and Old Men Yvan Mendy Breaks Down, Stops Jesus Arevalo in Eight Saunders, Trainer Demand Lemieux Gets on Scale Twice at Weigh-In Povetkin-Hammer Undercard Results from Ekaterinburg Mikey Garcia to Keep WBC Lightweight Title Despite Lipinets Fight Saunders: Lemieux Is Walking Punching Bag; Must KO Me to Win Parker's Coach: We exposed Joshua's chin, UK media afraid to cover! Yarde Feels Power is on Level With Kovalev, Stevenson, Beterbiev Andre Ward Leaves The Door Open - "I Do Miss Fighting" Dejan Zlaticanin Bounces Back With First Round Destruction Tete, Dubois, Yarde, Skeete Return on February 10 Jessie Vargas: I Want To Conquer Welterweight Division! Cletus Seldin: My Career is Going Exactly How I've Wanted Nicola Adams Aims To Win a World Title in 2018 Tyson Fury: I Won't Be Forced Into Hard Fights Until I'm Fit! Bacskai, Egedi, Torteli Back in Action in Hungary Klitschko: I Passed Torch To Joshua, He Can Unify The Division Saunders: Lemieux's Death Talk Stupid, Disrespectful to Boxing Jason Quigley Leaves Robles, Will Work With Dominic Ingle Carlos Morales Picks Up Technical Decision Win in Indio Photos: Chaves vs. James, Molina vs. Redkach - Weigh-In
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement