This evening at 6:30 pm EST streaming right here on Bad Left Hook and airing live as well on HBO, Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO) and Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO) will weigh in for tomorrow night's HBO pay-per-view main event from Macao, a 12-round welterweight fight.
Pacquiao, 34, and Rios, 27, are both coming off of losses, but this is a big-time fight to be sure. Rios lost in March of this year in a rematch against Mike Alvarado, while Pacquiao was knocked out in six rounds last December by Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas.
This is Manny's first fight outside of the United States since 2006, when he beat Oscar Larios in the Philippines. Rios has only fought outside of the U.S. twice in his career, wins in Mexico in 2008 and 2009.
Also weighing in will be the undercard fighters. Zou Shiming (2-0) faces Juan Tozcano (4-0, 1 KO) in a six-round flyweight bout; Evgeny Gradovich (17-0, 8 KO) defends his IBF featherweight title against Billy Dib (36-2, 21 KO) in a rematch from their March bout; and heavyweights Andy Ruiz Jr (20-0, 14 KO) and Tor Hamer (21-2, 14 KO) meet in a 10-round bout.