The 27-year-old Rios, who once had the audacity to cruelly mock Freddie Roach and the tremors that accompany his Parkinson’s disease, most recently suffered a unanimous decision loss to Mike Alvarado in their March rematch.
Comparatively, the 34-year-old Pacquiao hasn’t thrown fists since getting rendered unconscious by Juan Manuel Marquez last December.
Granted, “The Fighting Pride of the Philippines” has been defeated in consecutive matches by the 40-year-old Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) and Timothy Bradley.
However, in actuality, Pacquiao outclassed the 30-year-old Bradley (31-0-0-1, 12 KOs) and was battering Marquez before the juicehead landed a savage overhand right that finished the tussle at 2:59 of the sixth round.
Reportedly battering sparring opponents, Rios is a ferocious swinger looking to brawl.
Unfortunately for the native Texan, Rios is also sloppy and substandard defensively.
With elite footwork and the uncanny ability to deliver punches from all angles, Pacquiao should absolutely feast on Rios’ chaotic style.
Expect an unfit Brandon Rios to get knocked onto Queer Street by a prepared Manny Pacquiao within nine rounds later this evening.by