Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios is set to fight at Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao in Macau, which is the venue for what organizers say would be the biggest professional boxing match ever held in China.
Biggest boxing match in China
American Top Rank CEO Bob Arum promotes the November 24 fight between boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and Mexican-American Brandon Rios.
“It’s going to be a good fight. It’s going to be a one-of-a-kind fight,” Pacquiao said during a promotion tour in Beijing. “This is a good chance to promote boxing in China. Don’t miss it.”
It will be Pacquiao’s first fight in China.
Pacquiao rises for toughest fight
Arum says Pacquiao, who boasts of 10 world titles in eight different divisions, will appeal to the crowd with his athletic skills and legendary storyline.
“Manny Pacquiao represents the best that boxing has to offer– hope as an athlete and as a human being,” Arum said in a recent press conference in Beijing.
Pacquiao’s younger and taller opponent, Brandon “Bam” Rios, is best known for his dynamism and bravura.
The fighter from Los Angeles has gained a large following among young boxing fans because he stands for “a typical young man in America,” Arum noted.