Pacquiao vs. Rios
Saturday, Nov. 23 (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET)
Venetian Macao's CotaiArena, Macau // Español
TBD
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Technique

The technical differences between Pacquiao and Rios are easy to identify. Rios can be counted on to try to apply pressure, cut off the ring and hammer away from short distance. Pacquiao figures to rely on lateral movement, working in and out, punching from angles and improvising based on his experience. Pacquiao has grown into a technically sound fighter, and technique wins fights.


Advantage: Pacquiao

-- Bernardo Pilatti