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Brandon Rios fails drug test for Pacquiao bout

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) has reported tested positive for a banned substance following his one-sided 12 round unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) last month in Macao, China. According to RingTV, Rios tested positive for the drug methylexanamine, which is used as a dietary […]

Arum expains why Pacquiao did so well against Rios

By Chris Williams: To many boxing fans they think that the main reason why Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) had such an easy time beating former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) last month was because Rios was never a good fighter to begin with, and was perfect for Pacquiao to get an […]

Pacquiao-Rios does around 500K buys, says Arum

By Chris Williams: It looks like Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) did worse than many people expected to on HBO pay-per-view. The fight, which Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum placed at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao, S.A.R., China, reportedly did between “490,000 to 510,000, according to ESPN. This is way […]

Rios to Kellerman: Do you think I’m a punching bag?

By Dan Ambrose: Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) seemed to get upset with the questioning from HBO’s Max Kellerman last Saturday night moments after Rios had been beaten badly by Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Rios lost about as […]

Pacquiao won but is Pacman back?

By Gerardo Granados: It was great to see Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) back in the ring last night in beating Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision in Macao, China. His performance was really good but I won’t let myself to be influenced by his loyal fans and […]

Living in Pacquiao’s Past

by Jordan Capobianco: No one ever said Mike Alvarado should fight Floyd Mayweather. Of course, Mike Alvarado is not named Manny Pacquiao. He’s not the only boxer in history to have won world championships in 8 weight classes. He isn’t a politician or a statesmen or a role model for a nation, and he isn’t […]

Pacquiao beats Rios: Is Mayweather next?

by Alon Calinao Dy: Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao made his country proud once again after he won a thrilling fight against Former WBO light welterweight champion Brandon “Bam-Bam” Rios at the Grand Venetian Macao in China tonight. Known celebrities such as Paris Hilton, David Beckham, boxing superstar Miguel Cotto, and many others spotted […]

Pacquiao ready for Mayweather Jr.

By Carlos Gonzalez: Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO’s) is back. He clearly defeated on the cards Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision this Saturday night in Macao , China. The judges very accurately scored the fight 120-108, 119-109, 118-110 in favor of Manny, who still is without any doubts one […]

Pacquiao dominates Rios

By Chris Williams: In a card filled with mismatches from top to bottom, 34-year-old Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO’s) defeated fellow Top Rank stable fighter Brandon Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night in Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. The final judges scores were 120-108, 119-109, […]

Pacquiao: I can still fight

By Amir Rashid: Manny Pacquiao is fighting to overcome more than just his sensational knockout loss last year, with the hopes of a nation devastated by Typhoon Haiyan pinned firmly on his shoulders this weekend. There’s no getting away how big a star Pacquiao is in his homeland of the Philippines, a country which has […]


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