Make or Break for Pacquiao in fight against Rios
By Moyno: Manny Pacquiao will be making his return to the ring this on November 23rd in Macau, China against former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios in a fight that will be televised by HBO pay per view in the United States.
This is a fight which Pacquiao must win if he has any desire to return to the summit of the sport. His previous two fights in 2012 have both ended in defeat, one a narrow split decision to Timothy Bradley, which some have said should have went in Pacquiao’s favor, and the other a scintillating knockout by the hands of long-time rival Juan Manuel Marquez.
Pacquiao’s stock has dropped because of these defeats and people have questioned his desire and his ability. This fight is his chance to silence his critics and to showcase the reasons why he was once considered a rival to Floyd Mayweather’s pound-for-pound throne.
If he wishes to challenge Mayweather or Marquez in the future he must beat Rios and beat him comprehensively. A lost will only spell the end to his glorious boxing career.