The talk of the boxing world since the weekend has been on boxing star Manny Pacquiao, who made a successful return to the ring this past Saturday in Macau, China against Brandon Rios. The fight was as one sided as it could have been, as Pacquiao showed that he is still an elite level fighter, capable of competing with anyone in the world. Rios showed his toughness by going all 12 rounds, but he was not able to do anything that put Pacquiao in any sort of danger. With this win Manny Pacquiao improved his record to 55-5 (38 KO’s) and talks of a potential fight with Mayweather are beginning to reignite.
After the Pacquiao-Rios bout I hosted a special live edition of “ON THE ROPES” that boxing fans were welcome to call in to and share their views on the event. Among all the calls I had on the show there was one that stuck out the most, that being of boxing trainer “Iceman” John Scully. John spent 15 minutes on the show breaking down the event he watched and discussing the future of the “Pacman.” He gave his thoughts on if Pacquiao is really back after this win and who he would like to see both Pacquiao and Rios fight in their next bouts. The John Scully interview starts at the 28 minute mark of the show. Just click play on the audio player to listen to the official “On The Ropes” post fight show.
John Scully Quotes:
“Pacquiao showed that he’s still a formidable guy, he showed a lot.”
“I’d love to see Manny fight Ruslan Provodnikov and fight Bradley again, but I just don’t see him competing with Mayweather at this point.”
“I think Rios was exposed in a lot of ways, but I’m sure he’ll be back.”
“I honestly believe Andre Ward is the number 2 pound for pound fighter in the world.”
“A lot of people wrote Pacquiao off, they were clowning him, now they are all over him again. Never count a good man out.”
“As much as I respect Pacquiao, and I like him a lot, I think he’s an elite fighter, but I just don’t see anyone touching Mayweather.”