In pictures: Manny Pacquiao in Macau
July 31, 2013
Pacquiao, left, and Rios pose for a picture at the Bund in Shanghai, the commercial capital of China. Their fight in Macau is supposedly modelled on the 'Thrilla in Manila', which was the 1975 fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Kevin Lee / Getty ???
Brandon Rios has a laugh with coach Robert Garcia at a news conference in Shanghai. Garcia, who was once an IBF super featherweight champion himself, will be training the American to face Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight bout in Macau on November 24. Kev???
Pacquiao, the Filipino boxer, is a legend after having won fights in eight different divisions – the first and only man to do so. Kevin Lee / Getty Images
Pacman', who is also a member of the senate in the Philippines, is eight years older than his California-based rival. Kevin Lee / Getty Images
The boxers will square off at at 10 am, ensuring a prime-time Saturday night audience in the United States of America. Kevin Lee / Getty Images
The Pacquiao-Rios fight is expected to 'reach more people than any event held in China, other than the Olympics' according to Bob Arum, the promoter. Aly Song / Reuters
The fight is also an opportunity for Pacquiao to get back in the ring for the first time since his defeat to Juan Manuel Márquez in December last year. Aly Song / Reuters
It could also be Pacquiao's last fight with the boxer himself suggesting that, at 35, he was reaching the end of his career. He is also interested in running for president of his country in the near future. Aly Song / Reuters
Rios, who has had an excellent amateur record of 230-35, will be fighting in the most high-profile bout of his career. Aly Song / Reuters