“I feel great, it’s going to be awesome to see a different part of the world, a lot of people don’t get to do that. Fighting Pacquiao has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I’m going to be ready.” Those were the words stated by Brandon Rios before he embarked on a trip to Macau to promote his fight with Manny Pacquiao this weekend.
Rios is on a collision course with the Filipino star November 24th on HBO Pay-Per-View in a fight that just screams action. This will be Rios’ first pay-per-view fight and it will be one unlike others. For starters, it will be in a different continent with a very big difference in time but the actual time of his fight will actually vary too. He will be fighting 12 hours ahead of the normal eastern standard time of 11 pm or midnight when it comes to the main event hours for pay-per-view fights. So it will likely either be morning or just getting to noon in Macau when Rios steps in the ring against Pacquiao but to him it doesn’t matter.
“We’ll be out there for 5 days for the press tour and then we come back and we’ll go there 10 days before the fight. It’s a big time difference but by the 3rd day I’ll be fine. I don’t even care. As long as there’s a ring and an opponent, it could be anytime I’m there to fight. it’s probably better for me in the morning,” stated Rios.
With both fighters coming off a loss, Rios a decision loss to Mike Alvarado, and Pacquiao being knocked out from Juan Manuel Marquez, what can we expect from both fighters? For Rios it’s simple. “I’m going to bring what I always bring; young, hungry, and the only way to go in and out with a bang. I’m going in for the kill, I’m younger than other than his opponents, there isn’t no catch weights, I’m coming up in weight so I’m going to be stronger. I’m going for everything, head and body. There’s nothing else to explain,” said Rios.
As for what he expects his opponent to be coming off a brutal knockout loss, Rios stated, “I’m not worried about (Juan Manuel) Marquez and him. That shot would have knocked out anyone. He got caught with a great shot from a great puncher and a great technician. I’m getting ready for the best Pacquiao, the one that was knocking people out, the one that was on top of the game. Because of one loss, we’re to look at him different? We’re going out preparing for the best Pacquiao ever and that’s what we’re getting ready for.”
But who knows what Manny Pacquiao will be after such a knockout loss. Guys like Paul Williams and Roy Jones Jr. were never the same. It’s been posed by one of my followers and readers (@Jrosales13) that Brandon Rios could be Manny Pacquiao’s Antonio Tarver and to a certain degree, Rios may not get that much credit for beating Pacquiao after the fact even if he is about a 4.5 to 1 underdog. Rios already expects this and won’t be concerned with it.
“Everybody’s going to say that sh*t, if I do good, he’s old, he’s been in many wars. If I do bad, well Brandon sucks and he was tailor made for Pacquiao. I don’t care what people say, if that’s how they feel f*ck ‘em, I made it this far, I wasn’t suppose to make it this far, so you know what, I just got to shut them up.”
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