Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios are both hoping to get back on track with a spotlight victory after recent losses. Alas, only one of the fighters will emerge from the The Venetian Macao with that much-needed triumph and the WBO International Welterweight title. Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO) is on the first two-fight losing streak of his career. He lost a controversial decision to Timothy Bradley last June and was knocked out by rival Juan Manuel Marquez. The losses have led to banter about how much the eight-division champion has left in the tank. Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO) knocked out Mike Alvarado in their first meeting, but Alvarado won the rematch by unanimous decision. “Bam Bam” has been waiting for his shot at one of the biggest names in the sport, but the loss raised questions about his ability to complete with “Pac-Man.” All told, it’s a crucial bout for both fighters as they look to shift the conversation back in a positive direction following those recent setbacks. So let’s take a look at the key information for their clash, followed by a preview and prediction.
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Where: The Venetian Macao in Macau, China
When: Saturday, Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. ET
Watch: HBO PPV
Stream: Replay on HBO GO