Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight fight on HBO PPV on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China. Pacquiao is coming off an knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8, 2012 and Rios is coming off a close unanimous decision defeat to Mike Alvarado on March March 30, 2013. Both Marquez and Bradley turned down rematches with Pacquiao so Pacquiao chose to fight Rios who is an all action fighter who likes to come forward and throw punches.
Filipino southpaw Manny Pacquiao is trained by world-class trainer Freddy Roach of Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California. Along with his trainer Pacquiao has received numerous awards by Ring Magazine and others for his great fights including Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year 2006 (Since The Ring award originated in 1928 Pacquiao is only the 7th boxer below lightweight to have been selected.), Ring Magazine Number 1 junior lightweight champion and BWAA Fighter of the Year 2006.
Barrera vs Pacquiao I
Pacquiao shook up the boxing world when he defeated Marco Antonio Barrera (57-4-0, 40 KOs) by TKO at 2:56 of round eleven on Saturday, November 15, 2003 at the Alamodome in San Antonio after Barrera's corner throws in the towel. Both fighters visited the canvas during the bout. Pacquiao in round one and Barrera in rounds three and eleven. Pacquiao's speed and power overwhelmed Barrera breaking him down early and not allowing him to gain any momentum in the fight. It was a profound victory for Pacquiao. His commanding and impressive performance earned him several awards.
Marquez vs Pacquiao I
Manny Pacquiao's next bout was with Juan Manuel Marquez (42-2-1, 33 KOs) on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It was a hellacious fight that ended in a controversal draw. Scores were 115-110, 113-113 and 110-115. The annoucement was greeted with surprise and disbelief. Had judge Burt Clements been aware that he was able to score a round 10-6 Pacquiao would have been the WBA/IBF featherweight champion. Pacquiao knocked down Juan Manuel Marquez three times in the first round. Referee Joe Cortez let the fight continue. The scorecard revealed that judge Burt Clements scored the first round 10-7 instead of 10-6 as the other two judges did. Judge John Stewart had the fight 115-110 for Pacquiao. Guy Jutras 115-110 for Marquez. Clements 113-113 making it a draw. Pacquiao would have won the fight had Clements scored the 1st round 10-6.
Morales vs Pacquiao I
2005 marked the start of the Pacquiao-Morales trilogy. Pacquiao signed for a fight with Erik Morales coming off his draw with Marquez and Morales a loss to Barrera. On Saturday, March 19, 2005 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pacquiao lost by 12-round unanimous decision to Erik Morales (48-2-0, 34 KOs) in a vacant WBC International and vacant IBA super featherweight title fight. Scores were 113-115, 113-115 and 113-115.
Morales vs Pacquiao II
Ringside: On Saturday, January 21, 2006 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada in front of a sold-out crowd Manny Pacquiao avenged his loss to Eric Morales (48-4-0, 34 KOs)defeating him by TKO at 2:33 in round ten. It was the first time in Morales career that he had lost by knockout. Morales was down twice in round ten and narrowly escaped being knocked down twice earlier in the fight. Pacquiao was the stronger, quicker fighter. Morales was repeatedly nailed by Pacquiao's straight left hand down the middle and sharp left crosses.
Pacquiao vs Morales III
Ringside: Manny Pacquiao defeated Erik Morales (48-5-0, 34 KOs) by KO at 2:57 in round three in the final bout of their epic trilogy on Saturday, November 18, 2006 in front of a sold-out crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao and Morales traded volleys of hard punches with abandon. Pacquiao dropped Morales once in the 2nd round and twice in the 3rd round. With 3 seconds to go in the round three referee Vic Drakulich counted Morales out with Morales sitting with his back against the ropes knowing that it was futile to get up.
Pacquiao vs Barrera II
Pacquiao defeated Marco Antonio Barrera (63-6-0, 42 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision in a WBC International super featherweight title fight on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scores were 118-109, 118-109 and 115-112. There were no knockdowns or knockouts in this fight. Pacquiao was simply the quicker, stronger and busier fighter. In their first fight on November 15, 2003 at the Alamodome in San Antonio Pacquiao downed Barrera in the round three and round eleven before Barrera's corner threw in the towel. The upset win catapulted Pacquiao to stardom.
Pacquiao vs Marquez II
Manny Pacquiao beat Juan Manuel Marquez by a 12-round split decision (114-113, 115-112 and 112-115) on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the win Pacquiao captured Marquez's WBC super featherweight title and the vacant Ring magazine world championship. Pacquiao knocked down Marquez late in the 3rd round and stunned him as the bell rang. He also hurt Marquez twice in the 10th round.
Pacquiao vs Diaz
Manny Pacquiao became the new WBC lightweight champion after beating David Diaz (34-1-1, 17 KOs) by 9th round KO on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Diaz was a bloody mess by the 4th round but he still kept plugging away until finally a left to the chin in the 9th round sent Diaz face first into the canvas. At 135 pounds Pacquiao had speed and power dispelling any worries that the extra weight would slow him down. Pacquiao is the first Filipino boxer to win titles in four weight divisions.
Pacquiao vs De La Hoya
On Saturday, December 6, 2009 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Manny Pacquiao beat Oscar De La Hoya (39-6-0, 30 KOs) by 8th round TKO. De La Hoya retired on his stool at the end of round eight. Manny's trainer Freddie Roach was right, Oscar could not pull the trigger anymore. Manny's speed, power and youth was too much for De La Hoya. In eight rounds Manny landed a total of 224 punches on De La Hoya of which 195 were power punches!
Pacquiao vs Hatton
Pacquiao beat Ricky Hatton (45-2-0, 32 KOs) by KO at 2:59 of round two on Saturday, May 2, 2009 in front of a sellout crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hatton was down twice in round one. The first time from a right and the second time from a left. Pacquiao's hand speed was just too much for Hatton. In the closing seconds of round two Pacquiao landed a final left hook to Hatton's chin that put Hatton out cold flat on his back on the canvas. In addition to his victory Pacquiao won the IBO light welterweight title.
Pacquiao vs Cotto
Manny Pacquiao made history winning a seventh world title in a seventh weight class beating former WBO welterweight champion Miguel Angel Cotto (34-2-0, 27 KOs) by 12th round TKO on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Referee Kenny Bayless stopped the fight at 0:55 of round twelve with Cotto no longer in the fight and just trying to survive after being downed in rounds three and four and his face a bloody mess. In addition to his victory Pacquiao won the WBO welterweight title and the WBC Diamond belt.
Pacquiao vs Clottey
Manny Pacquiao successfully defended his WBO welterweight title beating Ghanaian Joshua Clottey (35-4-0, 20 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision in front of a crowd of 50,994 at the new $1.2 billion state-of-the-art Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, March 13, 2010. In a shutout for Pacquiao scores were 120-108, 119-109 and 119-109. Pacquiao's speed was too much for Clottey who stayed shelled up reluctant to let his hands go. Pacquiao fought a brillant fight against a true welterweight.
Pacquiao vs Margarito
Pacquiao beat Mexican Antonio Margarito (38-7-0, 27 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision in a WBC light middleweight title fight on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Scores were 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110. Although Margarito had a 17 pound and 4 1/2 inch advantage over Pacquiao it did't matter. Pacquiao's hand speed, punch angles and foot movement were too much for Margarito whose face and eyes were swollen and bloodied by the end of the bout. Pacquiao has now won 8 titles in 8 different weight divisions.
Pacquiao vs Mosley
Manny Pacquiao, first and only eight division world champion beat former lightweight, welterweight and light middleweight champion Shane Mosley (46-7-1, 39 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision in a WBO welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in front of a sold-out crowd of 16,412 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scores were 120-108, 120-107 and 119-108. Pacquiao scored a knockdown in round three putting Mosley on the canvas with a straight left setup with a jab and feint. From that round on Mosley was in the defensive mode, unable to pull the trigger (punch stats revealed that Pacquiao threw and landed twice as many punches as Mosley). Straight lefts and right hands from Pacquiao to Mosley's head landed repeatedly throughout the bout. Mosley was erroneously credited for a knockdown in round ten but in actuality he stepped on Manny's foot and pushed him down (referee Kenny Bayless later apologized to Freddy Roach for the wrong call). Annoyed, Pacquiao came back with vengence going for a knockout putting Mosley in total retreat running and clinching to survive.
Pacquiao vs Marquez III
Pacquiao defeated Juan Manuel Marquez (52-6-1, 38 KOs) by 12-round majority decision in a WBO welterweight title fight fought at a catch weight of 144 lbs on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in front of a sellout crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scores were 116-112, 115-113 and 114-114. The largely Mexican crowd booed the decision. Pacquiao's speed and aggression gave him the edge. Pacquiao the more aggressive threw 578 punches landing 176 while Marquez only counterpunching threw 436 landing 134. Pacquiao was cut over his right eye by a headbutt in round ten which reportedly required 28 stitches to close. In addition to his victory Pacquiao also successfully defended his WBO welterweight title for a third time. Pacquiao is now 2-0-1 in his fights with Marquez.
Pacquiao vs Bradley
Manny Pacquiao was robbed losing by 12-round split decision to Timothy Bradley (29-0-0, 12 KOs) in a WBO welterweight title bout on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scores were 115-113 Pacquiao, 115-113 and 115-113 Bradley. The judges were obviously blind..."Three Blind Mice". Unbelievably inept scoring. At the most Bradley won two rounds. The fight wasn't even close. It wasn't a hard fight to score. Pacquiao landed straight left hands all night to Bradley's face and head hurting Bradley several times turning his legs to jelly. None of Bradley's punches hurt Pacquaio. Not a single punch. Most were blocked by Pacquiao's gloves. Everyone ringside was outraged by the scoring. The crowd booed the decision. Even Bradley appeared stunned when it was announced he won. CompuBox stats had Pacquiao landing at a 34% connect rate to Bradley's 19%. Pacquiao outlanded Bradley in 10 out of 12 rounds. He outlanded Bradley 253 to 159 in total punches and 190 to 108 in power shots. Everyone knows Pacquiao won the fight. It was an unfair decision.
Pacquiao vs Marquez IV
Manny Pacquiao got caught by a right hand and was knocked out cold by Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) in the sixth round of their fourth fight. Both fighters had visited the canvas prior to the knockout. Pacquiao in the second round and Marquez in the fifth. After hurting Marquez in the previous round Pacquiao got careless as he was trying to finish Marquez off and got caught by a punch he didn't see coming. Pacquiao ended up face down on the canvas for what seemed like two minutes. Referee Kenny Bayless didn't even bother to count and waved off the fight at 2:59. At the time of knockout Pacquiao was ahead on the scorecards and Marquez was a bloody mess and appeared to have a broken nose.