For the first time in his professional boxing career, Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs), will head into a fight with two consecutive losses on his record when he squares up against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) on Nov. 23, at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China.
While some in the boxing community feel Pacquiao’s decision to forgo opportunities against Juan Manuel Marquez, who brutally knocked him out last December, and Timothy Bradley, who enjoyed a controversial decision against Pacquiao prior to that, for a bout against Rios was a smart move; that might not necessarily be the case.
Rios is a proven puncher, and it’s impossible to tell if Pacquiao is fully recovered from the devastating knockout he suffered at the hands of Marquez.
Still, Pacquiao thinks Rios is the perfect matchup for him at this point his boxing career.
Brandon is certain Manny is ripe for another loss, and he plans to make the most out of the rare opportunity to add a win against one of boxing’s most recognized stars to his resume.
Can PacMan do it?!!