Found July 29, 2013 on North Texas Fisticuffs:
PLAYERS: Brandon Rios
It doesn’t happen until November 23, 2013, but Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23KO’s) from Oxnard, California will be fighting in the biggest fight of his career.  His opponent is none other than the eight-time world champion, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KO’s) and it will take place in Macau, China.    Rios won the WBA Lightweight Title in 2011 by a convincing knockout against Miguel Acosta (29-7,23KO’s) and went on to defend it only once.  The next two fights he won but failed to make the weight.  In his next match, he knocked out Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23KO’s) to win the WBO Latino Light Welterweight title.  Five months later, Mike Alvarado avenged the loss by putting on an exhibition of the sweet science to perfection because Rios was not able to cut him off in the ring. But that is nothing compared to what he will face against the greatest fighter to come out of the Philippines. Nevertheless, when NTF last spoke to Rios, Rios held nothing back.  He spoke about who he is goin...

Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios Beijing presser photos & videos

The press tour for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight this fall has been continuing over the past few days. They began in Macau, coinciding with the Fists of Gold II card with Zou Shiming. Then they have made several additional stops, including a visit to the Great Wall, and now an official press conference in Beijing. Right here, you can find a collection of photos from the...

Photos: Manny Pacquiao & Brandon Rios visit the Great Wall

Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios are in the midst of their China press tour, which coincided with Top Rank's journey to Macau for the Fists of Gold II event in Macau this past weekend. After an introductory press conference for Pacquiao vs. Rios at Macau, the two have continued their Chinese escapades, which took them to the Great Wall of China for a visit. Pacquiao and...

Fist of Gold II Results

Evgeny Gradovich defeated Mauricio Munoz in unanimous decision fashion to retain his IBF world title. Known as the Mexican-Russian, Evgeny Gradovich improves to 17-0. Gradovich is trained by Robert Garcia and the rest of his team from the Garcia boxing gym was on site to support Evgeny Gradovich such as Brandon Rios and Mikey Garcia. The Robert [...]

Quotes from Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios press events in Beijing

Stop No. 2 on the Manny Pacquiao – Brandon Rios 23,722-mile international media tour to promote their historic 12-round welterweight rumble has landed them in Beijing. On Monday, Pacquiao, Rios and their respective trainers, Hall of Famer Freddie Roach and Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, began the day with a little morning roadwork – approximately 3,000 steps worth -- as they...

Photos: Manny Pacquiao meets Yao Ming at Shangai presser for Brandon Rios fight

The busy press tour for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight continued today, now in Shanghai, China. Here, the fighters enjoyed a unique opportunity, and one that definitely made for a unique photo-op, as former NBA star and international celebrity Yao Ming was on hand. Take a look right here to see how Pacquiao and Rios stack up with Yao Ming. Somebody needs to put a tale...
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