Philippines, 22 Dec 2014
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


PACQUIAO VS. RIOS: ‘THE CLASH IN COTAI’ TAKES OFF IN MACAU (PHOTOS)


PhilBoxing.com




MACAU – An army of journalists and television crews gathered inside to the Venetian Ballroom for the official launching and press conference for the highly anticipated return of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who will face Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios of Oxnard, California in a twelve round welterweight clash on November 24. This fight is set for a Sunday morning at the Cotai Arena in Macau and will be aired to the U.S. on November 23 Saturday evening.

Pacquiao arrived here Friday with his wife Jinkee, who was recently elected as the Vice Governor of Sarangani.

“I want to thank God for another chance to fight again,” the 34 year old two-term congressman said. He also thanked Top rank, the Venetian Hotel and his better half. Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) hasn’t fought since December 8, 2012, when he suffered a sixth round knockout loss at the hands of his arch nemesis, Juan Manuel Marquez.

“It will be a good fight,” Pacquiao continued, “Rios likes to fight toe to toe. There will be a lot of action inside the ring. I pray to God that no one will get hurt. Macau is near the Philippines, so I expect more Filipinos than Mexicans watching this fight.”

The 27 year old Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s), who previously won belts at lightweight and junior welterweight, relishes his role as the underdog.





“I am very nervous.” He quipped, “I’m not nervous about the fight, I’m nervous about speaking in front of all of you people.’

Rios turned serious a few seconds later: ‘I want to show the world, all those people who said bad things about me, those who said I’m a punching bag. They will see come November.”

WBO VP for Asia-Pacific Leon Panoncillo told philboxing and said that Pacquiao-Rios will be for the WBO international welterweight title but the World Boxing Organization will have a belt specially made for this blockbuster fight. Also on hand was WBO Pres. Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcarcel who complimented Rios who he described as someone who has the heart to match against Pacquiao.

Hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach said that he was happy to be working with Manny again. “I have many great fighters in my gym but Manny is number one.”

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum described the fight as a historic event. “Who would have thought forty years ago that a congressman from the Philippines would be fighting a guy from California here in Macau?”

Living legend and two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman spoke on stage and described Pacquiao-Rios as a great battle between a guy who can punch really hard and someone who can take a punch very well.

The promotional tour will take the adversaries to Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore before returning to the United States for appearances in Connecticut, Los Angeles and New York.

Photos by Dong Secuya.










Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rene Bonsubre, Jr..


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Sarangani Mayors' League Prexy pooh-poohs Saguisag's proposal
    By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
  • 2014 Fighter of the Year Chris Algieri honored at 28th Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony
    By , Mon, 22 Dec 2014
  • ANG DIWA NG PASKO AY PAG-IBIG AT PAGPAKUMBABA
    By Manny Pacquiao, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Paul ignites Clips past Bucks, 106-102
    By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Mavericks beat Spurs in Rondo's debut
    By Doreen Mendez, Mon, 22 Dec 2014
  • WISH LIST: FIGHTS FOR 2015
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 22 Dec 2014
  • Muhammad Ali hospitalized
    By Rich Mazon , Mon, 22 Dec 2014
  • CASIMERO WILL STEP ASIDE TO ALLOW ZOU SHIMING TO FIGHT RUENROENG FOR IBF FLYWEIGHT TITLE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 21 Dec 2014
  • ANDY RUIZ DEFEATS SEGEI LIAKHOVICH IN PHOENIX
    By , Sun, 21 Dec 2014
  • GERALDO LOSES BY LOPSIDED DECISION IN IBF TITLE ELIMINATOR
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 21 Dec 2014
  • PRINCE ALBERT PAGARA HONORED BY MAASIN CITY GOVERNMENT
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 21 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Bulls tame Grizzlies behind six Mirotic 3s
    By Homer D. Sayson, Sun, 21 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Knicks lose seven straight at the Garden
    By Jehanne Chiong Baraquil, Sun, 21 Dec 2014
  • Is Mayweather his own man?
    By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 21 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Steadier Wizards hold off Heat, 105-103
    By Roman Garay, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Thunder escape L.A. with 104-103 decision
    By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • MANNY PACQUIAO’S TRUE CALLING
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • JI XIAN DEFEATS SONG YA DONG BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
    By , Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NIGHT OF KNOCKOUTS ON THE MAIN EVENT ON PINOY BOX OFFICE (PBO) OVER SKY CABLE TONIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • Thomas Dulorme Gives Back To His Community in Puerto Rico
    By , Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Warriors top Thunder in wild west duel
    By Joan Secuya-Medida, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks
    By Mariano Cueva, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • ALA-COBRA: LABORDO STOPS TOYCO IN ILO-ILO
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • DENVER CUELLO TO FIGHT CARLOS ORTEGA IN TITLE ELIMINATOR
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 19 Dec 2014


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2014 philboxing.com.