Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios hit the scales this evening for tomorrow night’s fight from Macao.
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Per an ESPN interview, Roach said he would not press charges because it would put the fight in jeopardy.
Wow, all this drama and the fighters have yet to step into the ring. On Friday, Pacquiao and Rios will step on the scales to officially weigh in for Saturday night’s bout at the Cotai Arena in Macao, China. The fight is being fought at welterweight, which is a 147-pound limit. Here’s how you can watch.
When: Friday 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Macao, China ,Pacquiao vs Rios Live Stream
Live Stream: LiveHDTV
Watch Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios step on the scales for the official fight weigh-in today at SBNation.com. The weigh-ins are available in a live stream, right here and begin at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT. The fighters will need to come in at 147 pounds to make the Welterweight limit. Weigh-ins will also be available to watch on HBO.
Expect some drama since Pacquiao’s coach Freddie Roach and Rios’s camp got into a brawl earlier in the week.
Complete Pacquiao vs. Rios weigh-in results:
Welterweights: Manny Pacquiao (145) vs. Brandon Rios (146.5)
Featherweights: Evgeny Gradovich (125) vs. Billy Dib (126)
Heavyweights: Andy Ruiz Jr. (257) vs. Tor Hamer (220)
Flyweights: Zou Shiming (111.5) vs. Juan Toscano (110)
Junior lightweights: Felix Verdejo (134.5) vs. Petchsamuther Duanaaymukdahan (136.5)
This evening at 6:30 pm EST streaming right here on Bad Left Hook and airing live as well on HBO, Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO) and Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO) will weigh in for tomorrow night’s HBO pay-per-view main event from Macao, a 12-round welterweight fight.Pacquiao, 34, and Rios, 27, are both coming off of losses, but this is a big-time fight to be sure. Rios lost in March of this year in a rematch against Mike Alvarado, while Pacquiao was knocked out in six rounds last December by Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas.This is Manny’s first fight outside of the United States since 2006, when he beat Oscar Larios in the Philippines. Rios has only fought outside of the U.S. twice in his career, wins in Mexico in 2008 and 2009.Also weighing in will be the undercard fighters. Zou Shiming (2-0) faces Juan Tozcano (4-0, 1 KO) in a six-round flyweight bout; Evgeny Gradovich (17-0, 8 KO) defends his IBF featherweight title against Billy Dib (36-2, 21 KO) in a rematch from their March bout; and heavyweights Andy Ruiz Jr (20-0, 14 KO) and Tor Hamer (21-2, 14 KO) meet in a 10-round bout Pacquiao vs Rios Live Stream.
From the looks of Pacquiao, weight probably won’t be an issue. Physically, he’s chiseled out of granite and looks like he’s ready to deliver the pain. Quite obviously, boxing is about more than just brawn. There are valid concerns about Pacquiao’s mental intangibles after suffering such a devastating KO loss at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez almost a year ago in Dec 2012.His mental sturdiness on Saturday will be just as important as his physical toughness.Rios is looking to be victorious in a fight almost no one gives him shot to win. His style is tailor-made for Pacquiao, but Marquez’s counter right hand is proof that all it takes is one punch. Rios certainly packs the type of power that can change a night. He has 23 knockouts in his career.One of the biggest questions heading into this fight is who’s going to land the first significant punch? Once that happens, will the recipient have the chin to absorb the blow. Though smart money will go on Pacquiao, it is still an intriguing bout. The fighter-related festivities begin on Friday. Come Saturday, all remaining matters will be resolved in the ring Pacquiao vs Rios Live Stream.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will meet for the final time today before the fists start flying in their big fight on Saturday night from Macau, China. The promotion had been pretty tame until the fighters arrived in China this week. On Wednesday, an ugly scrum broke out between members of both fighters camps, including head trainers Freddie Roach and Robert Garcia, over access to a gym.Both of those men, and their fighters, will be on stage tonight for the final weigh-in, and it’ll be interesting to see whether there will be some lingering fireworks from that scene during the fighter workouts.Where: Venetian Resort. Macau, China.When: Nov. 22, 2013. 6:30 p.m. ET Pacquiao enters the fight badly in need of a victory to resurrect his career. He’s suffered back-to-back losses, even though both fights were completely different. The scorecards in his defeat against Timothy Bradley were widely panned by boxing fans and media as not accurately reflecting the action in the ring. Most felt that Pacquiao did more than enough to win the fight by a wide margin, and the official result caused a firestorm of criticism.But then a single missile right hand from Juan Manuel Marquez silenced all talk of the Bradley affair and raised some serious questions about Pacquiao’s ability to continue competing at a top-level. Those are questions he hopes to answer on Saturday night.For Rios, the equation is much simpler. He’s in a virtual no-lose situation. If he wins, he gets the biggest win of his career on the biggest stage of his career. If he loses, but doesn’t get blown out, everyone expected it and he can recover.But first, the combatants need to make weight, and that’s what they’ll aim to do today.