By: Chris DeGuia
August 13, 2013
On November 23, 2013 Manny Pacquiao will take one Brandon Rios at the Venetian in Macau. The fight will be on HBO pay per view. On August 8, 2013, I attended the Pacquiao-Rios press conference at Beverly Hills Hotel. At the presser there were tons of media, press, correspondents and tons of photographers. At the press conference, both camps spoke to the media and after they spoke both Manny and Brandon both posed for photos in front of the media. Finally they did a Faceoff pose. After posing for photos, the media/press/correspondents did there one on ones with both camps.
Here are the interviews that I did.
I asked Freddie Roach about Miguel Cotto.
Freddie Roach on Manny Pacquiao and Zou Shiming.
Brandon Rios on his fight against Manny Pacquiao.
Mikey Garcia on Pacquiao-Rios, Gamboa and Martinez.
I enjoyed my first ever Manny Pacquiao press conference. Even though there were tons of media/press/correspondents and photographers, I was able to take photos and do my interviews. When I interviewed Brandon Rios, he is a funny person. Manny was calm of a person during the press conference. Freddie Roach was nice and friendly to me. When I asked him questions about Manny, Zou and Cotto he answered truthfully. Mikey Garcia was very nice and open when I asked him questions. I look forward to seeing this fight. Questions you have to remember are as follows. How will Manny Pacquiao do in his performance against Brandon Rios? Will Manny be the same after getting Knockout by Marquez? Will Brandon Rios be the one to shock the world by defeating Manny Pacquiao? If he does, does he emerge as the next superstar in boxing? If Manny loses this fight against Rios, is it the end of Manny? All we have to do is wait, and see come on November 23, 2013.