MACAU (AP) — Russia’s Evgeny Gradovich retained the IBF featherweight title after Australia’s Billy Dib quit in the ninth round Sunday on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight at The Venetian casino in Macau. In a rematch of their bout in March, Gradovich put Dib down in the sixth round and staggered him...
UPDATE: Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision Finally, it is fight day. After yesterday’s weigh in, many grizzled sports writers cannot help but notice some of the contrasting demeanor and physical get-up of today’s main attraction (is there any other?) – the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight. While Rios was his usual loud self – he walks...
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Hoping to lift the spirits of thousands of people left homeless by a deadly typhoon in the Philippines, cable operators on Saturday set up TV screens inside an astrodome, near a church and in other landmarks in the devastated region to broadcast live boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s comeback fight. Officials said...
MACAU – “One of the best I’ve seen.” This was how Freddie Roach described how Manny Pacquiao is psyching up for Sunday’s clash with American Brandon Rios. Pacquiao woke up earlyFriday and did some stretching, some running inside his room and did a light workout later in the afternoon. Roach said the losses last year...
The camp of Brandon Rios is promising an action packed affair when he squares off against Manny Pacquiao on Sunday morning (8am Macau time). At this stage of his career and for this very important match for Rios, putting pressure on Pacquiao and cutting off the ring may be the only strategy that will work...
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