Nearly one year removed from his crushing knockout loss to eternal rival Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny Pacquiao will enter the ring this weekend (Sat., Nov. 23, 2013) once again in an attempt to prove his continued relevance after 18 years atop professional boxing.
Waiting to usher him either into the modern Welterweight division or the annals of history is Brandon Rios, a preternaturally-aggressive slugger coming off of two spectacular bouts with Mike Alvarado. The two will lock horns in Macau, China, headlining an HBO pay-per-view (PPV) event that will also feature the third professional fight of two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming, a Featherweight title fight and a clash between two hard-punching Heavyweight notables.
As with all major events, HBO has wheeled out its critically-acclaimed "24/7" docu-series, delivering a behind-the-scenes view of both fighters' preparations and the events that have led them to this point.
Enjoy the full episode one video above and stay tuned to MMAmania.com throughout this week for the remaining installments.
Keep in mind that the televised "Pacquiao vs. Rios" card will begin at 9 p.m. ET this Saturday. In the meantime, we'll have plenty of coverage in the coming days. And, of course, be sure to join us Saturday night for LIVE coverage of this clash between paragons of offensive force.