Rios: Pacquiao can't withstand my pace
MANILA, Philippines – Mexican-American boxer Brandon Rios claimed Manny Pacquiao won’t be able to withstand his relentless pace when they meet on November 24.
In an interview on Boxing Channel, Rios said his hunger for success will be key against an elite fighter like Pacquiao.
“[I'm] young, I want that success, I want that fame and I don't wanna let go of it. I'm like a leech right now. I'm right here already, and I wanna be up there. And I won't let go,” the Mexican brawler said.
Rios earlier claimed that he will be the boxer that will retire the Filipino boxing icon.
The 27-year-old said he will take advantage of Pacquiao’s age by using everything in his tool box.
“[I’ll retire Pacquiao because] like I said, [I’m] young, aggressive, with balls and heart, always comes to fight,” said Rios.
He also responded to critics who said he was being “gifted” with the Pacquiao fight despite losing a unanimous decision to Mike Alvarado.
"You guys are hating [me], that's why I'm here 'cause you guys are watching me," said Rios. "It really had to come down to Manny Pacquiao. He chooses who he wanna fight, and he wanna fight me."