VIDEO: MANNY PACQUIAO and BRANDON RIOS NEW YORK PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING THEIR NOVEMBER 23 SHOWDOWN
Yesterday August 6th the Manny Pacquiao – Rios World Tour stopped of in New York City China-town’s Jin Fong Restaurant. Coming off a knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao is looking to redeem himself by facing a tough come forward style of Bam Bam Rios. Rios is also coming of a split decision loss to Mike Alvarado and believes that he has what it takes to dethrone Pacquiao and send him into retirement.
For Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, this marks the pound-for-pound box office monarch’s 2013 debut as well as his first fight outside the U.S. since his 12-round super featherweight unanimous decision victory over former world champion Oscar Larios in 2006, which took place in the Philippines. Rios, one of boxing’s most exciting fighters, has only fought outside the U.S. once, in México in 2008 when he won a 10-round split decision over Ricardo Dominguez.
Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Rios will take place Saturday, November 23 at The Venetian® Macao’s CotaiArena™. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.