Former WBO Light Welterweight champion, Brandon “Bam-Bam” Rios is gearing up for the biggest fight of his professional career. Rios (33-1-1, 23 KOs) is set to face off against the world renowned, Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) on November 23, 2013 in Macao, China.
Rios, who is coming off of a unanimous decision loss on March 30, 2013 to Mike Alvarado, transitions into a foreign land in hopes of a solid victory. A win would push Rios into the spotlight for future mega events.
Rios has been prematurely named as the underdog versus Pacquiao for a few reasons. Boxing critics and fans alike have remarked that Rios just does not have the athletic ability or boxing acumen to defeat the veteran Pacquiao.
It is with these critical comments that one needs to exam the recent events in boxing. Pacquiao’s loss to Juan Manuel Marquez should send skeptics a clear message that any boxer, regardless of status, can experience the bitter taste of a loss when facing the right game plan.
While examining Rios and his quest for redemption, there are key components which give him a realistic shot at turning the critic’s remarks upside down.
Read on for the keys for Brandon Rios to defeat Manny Pacquiao.
Gino Garcia is a contributing writer for Round By Round Boxing and the founder of Bang Hard Boxing.