Manny Pacquiao is not ready to retire just yet. So although he suffered a devastating knockout last December during a fight against Juan Manuel Marquez that forced him to consider hanging his gloves up for good, Pacman has plans to get back into the ring later this year. He will take on Brandon Rios in a fight at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau, China on November 24.
"Manny is definitely getting his mojo back with this fight," trainer Freddie Roach told ESPN. "Brandon Rios likes to fight in the pocket and exchange, and Manny is very good in the pocket, too. I think it'll be an exciting fight but that Manny is going to land in the pocket at some point and knock this guy out somewhere along the way. Rios likes to exchange and his style is not really difficult to figure out, so Manny's gonna hit him."
Pacquiao agreed to fight Rios after Marquez and Timothy Bradley both turned down the chance to face him. Those two fighters are set to take part in a fight on September 14.