‘Going for the kill,’ Brandon Rios expects to knockout Manny Pacquiao
“Going for the kill," Brandon Rios expects to render Manny Pacquiao unconscious when they meet on November 23 at the CotaiArena in Macau, China.
An eight-division titlist, the 34-year-old Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) was violently knocked onto Queer Street by Juan Manuel Marquez last December.
Meanwhile, Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) most recently suffered a unanimous decision loss to Mike Alvarado in their March rematch.
"I'm going to win this fight," Rios, 26, told esnewsreporting.com. "I'm going to knock him out. [Juan Manuel] Marquez kicked his a**e. I'm going for the kill."
A former lightweight champ, “Bam Bam” employs controversial strength and conditioning coach Angel Hernandez.
Thankfully, both pugilists have agreed to random drug testing by The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).
Granted, Pacquiao has been defeated in consecutive bouts by the 39-year-old Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) and Timothy Bradley.
However, in actuality, Pacquiao outclassed the 29-year-old Bradley (30-0-0-1, 12 KOs) and was battering Marquez before the juicehead landed a savage overhand right that finished the scrap at 2:59 of the sixth round.
Rios is a brawler looking to aggressively throw fists and the Texan’s style should prove ideal for Pacquiao.
The “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s by the BWAA needs to retire from the squared circle.
Still, before shelving the gloves, Manny Pacquiao is “going to win this fight” within 11 rounds over an inferior Brandon Rios.
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