Pacquiao vs. Rios
Saturday, Nov. 23 (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET)
Venetian Macao's CotaiArena, Macau // Español
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Pacquiao says that he has recovered from the knockout against Juan Manuel Marquez and plans to remain active for at least three more years, claiming that his physical condition is better than ever. But the truth is, Pacquiao's current form is impossible to know. We have a better read on Rios, who has worked hard to get in shape for Saturday. Now liberated from draconian weight restrictions, Rios, at 147 pounds, has devoted his training toward improving physically, and he seems to have achieved that goal.

Advantage: Rios

-- Bernardo Pilatti