It’s the fight that some predict will be legendary Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao’s last.
Pacquiao is a heavy favorite against Brandon Rios, but a lost would be Pacquiao’s third straight.
At 34-years old and coming off last December’s knock out blow from Juan Manuel Marquez, many closest to Pacquiao worry about his health and have urged him to retire.
Yet going into such a huge fight, the Bleacher Report reports that Pac Man faces numerous distractions.
Pacquiao has vowed to avenge the kick his trainer Freddie Roach took in the stomach from a member of the Rios camp after a ringside scuffle earlier this week.
Pacquiao has also faced criticism for not doing enough to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Pacquiao has said he’d like to visit the devastated area of Tacloban, but says he can’t break away from his training.
Add all that to the whispers that Pacquiao has lost his edge and his boxing talent and you have a lot building up inside the head of the boxing champ.
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