From Macau to Beijing to Shanghai in China, to Singapore and then today (Aug. 6, 2013) to Jing Fong restaurant in lower Manhattan, N.Y., the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios press tour continued to rumble.
Pacquiao -- still among the top draws in the sport behind Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- will return to the squared circle for the first time since his devastating knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in Dec. 2012 when he takes on Brandon Rios in a 12-round Welterweight showdown at Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macao, China, on Nov. 24, 2013.
The Filipino fireball, 34, is in the midst of a rare two-fight losing skid after losing a bogus split decision to Timothy Bradley in June 2012. In fact, by the time fight night rolls around it will have been two years since Pacquiao tasted victory.
Rios, meanwhile, most recently suffered the first defeat of his professional career, dropping a unanimous decision to Mike Alvarado in their rematch this past March.
Winning, especially when it comes to the Sweet Science, means everything. In other words, it's a big time showdown with more than just the vacant WBO International Welterweight title up for grabs. Therefore, rest assured MMAmania.com will deliver all the news that's fit to print -- just like the press conference above -- before, during and after the fight.