Pacquiao fighting for redemption vs Rios
Just a year ago, Manny Pacquiao was arguably boxing's pound for pound king, destroying bigger and heavier opponents one after another and bringing pride to the Philippines.
After a controversial split decision loss to Timothy Bradley on June 10, and a shocking knockout loss in the final second of the sixth round to his archrival Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth encounter on December 9, Pacquiao now finds himself fighting for redemption.
Does the Filipino boxing icon still have enough left in his tank to beat dangerous Brandon Rios when they collide in Macau on November 24? Or will another loss force Pacquiao to finally hang up his gloves?
A lot is riding on this bout for Pacquiao, including not just his legacy and the pride of a nation, but also a potential megafight with the current pound for pound king, unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. if he can secure an impressive win over Rios. A dream fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao has whetted the appetites of boxing fans all over the world for years, only for negotiations to collapse each time.
Do you think Pacquiao will beat Rios? What's your fearless forecast? Sound off here!