This year on November 24, eyes of all the boxing fans and MMA enthusiasts will be focused on one fight. The flight that is truly a clash between two titans of modern welterweight boxing, and the organizers are already claiming that this fight will turn out to be the greatest professional boxing match ever happened in Macau. The clash between Pacquiao VS. Rios is scheduled to take place at the Cotai Arena, of the Venetian Macao, situated in Macau. This fight is been called “The Clash in Cotai.” Both the players have a lot at stake and are fighting for more than money and title, they are fighting to revive their reputation.
History of WBO Welterweight Boxing Competition
World Boxing Organization or WBO is a sanctioning organization that is recognized by four major championship groups. The welterweight competitions was started by WBO in 1989 and since then there have been 14 different WBO welterweight boxing champions. Paul Williams of the US has been the only contestant that has been able to become a champion twice. The present champion and holder of this title is Timothy Bradley from the US. However, his title would be given to the winner of Pacquiao VS. Rios match. Therefore, you can expect a great match on November 24, 2013.
Profile of Fighters:
· Manny Pacquiao
This congressman boxer is also known as “Pac-man” and has an impressive record of 38 KO’s in 61 fights. He have had a total of 54 wins, with 5 losses and 2 draws. This Filipino professional boxer is also a politician. Pacquiao has height of 1.69 m, and reach of 170 cm. He is 34 years of age and has a southpaw stance. This is the first fight of Pacquiao in China and he surely doesn’t want it to be the last one.
· Brandon Rios
This American boxer is also known as “Bam Bam” for his aggressive style of boxing. In his boxing career he has won 31 fights, out of 33 and of the wins 23 were Knock-outs. He has only one draw and one loss till now. Rios has a height of 1.75 m, and reach of 178 cm. He has an orthodox stance and is aged 27 years. Brandon is reportedly getting $3 million for this fight, which is the highest he money he has ever got for a fight in his career.
· Manny Pacquiao
Pac-man has many other achievements under his belt, which includes the first ever boxer to become world champion in eight-divisions, in these divisions he has won ten world titles, and he is also the first boxer to win lineal championship in four separate classes of weight. Pacquiao has been reported as the world’s second most paid athlete.
· Brandon Rios
A former champion of WBA lightweight division for two times, he is been trained by the Roberto Garcia, who is a former IBF champion in super featherweight category. He has also been a WBO Latino Light Welterweight champion and Interim WBO Light Welterweight champion. This is the first time that he is fighting for the WBO International Welterweight title.
More profiles of both fighters can be found at the below link:
- Manny Pacquiao - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_Pacquiao
- Brandon Rios - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_R%C3%ADos
Why You Can’t Afford To Miss “The Clash in Cotai” exclusively live-telecast at Marina Bay Sands
What makes this fight special and exciting is the stakes that it holds for both the fighters. On one side there is Pacquiao, who is an experienced fighter with plenty of records under his belt, but now he has to prove his worth as his career is under question. Pac-man is coming to this fight with two straight losses and another loss could well mean an end to his boxing career. However, the hunger for win is not less on Rios’s side, as he is also coming from a defeat from the last match. The last match defeat of Rios was his first in the professional career and he is desperate to prove that it was the last and he hasn’t lost his touch. Therefore, the match on November 24, is more than just a boxing fight its fight for reputation. You must watch the exclusively live telecast of a 12-round welterweight rumble at Marina Bay Sands.
Pacquiao VS. Rios is one of the most anticipated boxing fight, not just by their fans, but the followers of world boxing. You should never miss this opportunity and buy the tickets that give you exclusive access to watch this match live, up and close. Whether you are a fan of boxing sport or a MMA enthusiast, you can’t afford to miss this thrilling fight.