Manny Pacquiao plans ring return vs Rios in Macau
(AP) - Manny Pacquiao's promoter says the eight-division champion will return to the ring on Nov 24 to fight Brandon Rios in a welterweight bout at Macau.
Bob Arum tells The Associated Press that Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) has been focused exclusively on his political career in the Philippines since his sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez last December.
But Arum says the 34-year-old Pacquiao also wants to keep fighting. His team chose Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) to be Pacquiao's next opponent because of the former lightweight champion's brawling style.
Pacquiao has lost two straight fights after a 15-bout winning streak, also dropping a much-disputed decision to Timothy Bradley last year.