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Zou Shiming talks Pacquiao-Rios, being an icon in China, getting exposure from Top Rank, more

Chris Robinson catches up with two-time golden medalist Zou Shiming (2-0 as a pro) inside of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., as he discusses the support he receives from his home country, his thoughts on Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, and more


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Freddie Roach on his early days with Miguel Cotto and why Pacquiao’s camp is better without Ariza

Chris Robinson catches up with Five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach in Beverly Hills, Calif. at the final Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios press conference before their Nov. 23 fight. Hear what Freddie had to say about reconnecting with Pacquiao, his thoughts on why the camp is better with Alex Ariza and what it’s been like working with Miguel Cotto

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Brandon Rios claims he won’t be overconfident in the wake of Manny Pacquiao’s knockout loss to Marquez

Brandon Rios in Las Vegas with trainer Robert Garcia in late March prior to his rematch with Mike Alvarado (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)


By Chris Robinson

Throughout his eight-year career, former lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios has displayed intangibles that have helped to make him one of the hottest names in the sport of boxing.

A rock-solid chin, debilitating body attack, and relentless pressure have typified Rios’ style inside of the ring, and also played a big role in why he was able to land the biggest fight of his career despite coming off of his first professional defeat.

Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) was bested over twelve rounds on March 30th, inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, in a rematch with Denver’s Mike Alvarado, who he had stopped in seven exhilarating rounds just five months prior.

Despite the setback, Rios gave a solid account of himself and never stopped pressing the issue.

After some down time where he soaked in the disappointment of that night, Rios’ spirits are now revived as he is lined up for a November 24th clash with eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
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