After being knocked out cold by rival Juan Manuel Marquez in December, Manny Pacquiao will return November 24th against Brandon Rios, who recently lost to Mike Alvarado. The fight will take place at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel in Macau, China.
I am a bit disappointed with Pacquiao’s decision to fight Rios… why not fight Mike Alvarado who just beat Rios? Instead of moving forward, you’re stepping back.
This is why I admire Floyd Mayweather who fights only those who are coming off impressive wins. Robert Guerrero last fight with Andre Berto was Fight of the Year. Miguel Cotto beat Antonio Margarito and Victor Ortiz beat Andre Berto, just to name a few.
On the other hand, Manny Pacquiao selects those who previously lost.
He fought Antonio Margarito after Shane Mosley beat him. He fought Mosley after a draw with Sergio Mora and a previous loss to Floyd Mayweather. He fought Joshua Clottey after Cotto beat him. He fought Ricky Hatton and Oscar De La Hoya after Floyd beat both of them. He fought Tim Bradley, who the heck was Tim Bradley at that time?
Now he is fighting Brandon Rios who just lost.
They selected Rios because of the style matchup… last time I checked Mike Alvarado likes to brawl too.
What’s your thoughts? should Manny Pacquiao fight Rios or Alvarado?