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Roach Says Rios is on Pacquiao's List, Not Tim Bradley

By Miguel Rivera

According to trainer Freddie Roach, tough junior welterweight contender Brandon Rios (31-0-1, 23KOs) is the next opponent on the list - if Manny defeats Juan Manuel Marquez when the clash for a fourth time on December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum would like to stage this match on April 21st.

"We have to win this fight first fight, but Brandon Rios is next on the list," said Roach. "Manny was being a little compassionate [in his recent fights] and he was getting a little soft. We have bring back the old Manny. If we come forward we'll probably win [against Marquez]."

Roach did say that Pacquiao has no interest in fighting Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12KOs) for a second time. Bradley won a controversial split decision over Pacquiao on June 9.

"I don't think that we need to do that because everyone knows we won that fight and so we don't have to fight him. We don't even count that as a loss," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Priest Andretti on 11-16-2012

This is a damn shame.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 11-16-2012

:lol1::lol1:

Comment by WESS on 11-16-2012

[QUOTE=Rome-By-Ko;12701377]How dare a Pac fan talk about pride at this point??Pac does not even want to avenge a lost...Talk about forgetting about pride...[/QUOTE] hahaha, such truth.

Comment by micky1971 on 11-16-2012

predictable catchweight in ole freddie boys favour no doubt. do what they did in the old days, fight each other at their own respective weights. no loss of power,weight drain,excess weight gain or stamina of any form. ketchell vs jack…

Comment by JDezi4 on 11-15-2012

The funny thing about this is everybody that isn't in denial (or pretending to be in denial in order to save face) knows Manny would crush Rios with ease and probably stop him a lot earlier than people think And…

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