The official Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios weigh-ins were held on Friday afternoon — which was actually bright and early in the morning in Macau, China. Right here, we have all of the Pacquiao vs. Rios weigh-in results, including the official fighter weights, photos and videos from the weigh-in, and analysis of what it all means. Take a look.
Pacquiao vs. Rios Weigh-in Photos & Video
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Pacquiao vs. Rios Weights
- Manny Pacquiao: 145 lbs
- Brandon Rios: 146.5 lbs
Pacquiao received a massive ovation when he entered the room for the weigh-in. Rios received a mixed reception from the fans, but was in great spirits, joking around and playing to the crowd, getting some jeers and cheers.
Each of these guys is clearly sick of all the pre-fight activities, and is ready to get in the ring. There wasn’t any tension or trash-talking, and both guys were all smiles, even though they were clearly very focused as well.
Rios certainly took full advantage of the welterweight division limit, despite the fact that he’s not far removed from his lightweight days. Meanwhile, Pacquiao came in at a trim 145 lbs.
Pacquiao is ready, and believes he’s had a great camp:
“This is one of the longest training camps I’ve had in my entire career.”
“We did it like when I was young.”
As for Rios, he felt great making the 147 lb limit, and has been healthy and hydrated. He doesn’t plan on moving back down beneath welterweight, either.
Asked how he beats Manny Pacquiao, Rios said: “My heart, and my balls, that’s how I beat him.”
- Evgeny Gradovich: 125.75 lbs
- Billy Dib: 126.5 lbs (has two hours to lose remaining 1/2 pound)
- Andy Ruiz: 257.8 lbs
- Tor Hamer: 220 lbs
Hamer wore a lion t-shirt onto the scales during the weigh-ins, while the hefty Ruiz tried as card as he could to craft a slimmer figure and suck in that gut while he weighed in.
- Zou Shiming: 111.5 lbs
- Juan Tozcano: 110 lbs
- Felix Verdejo: 134.5 lbs
- Petchsamuthr Duanaaymukdahan: 136.5 lbs (has two hours to lose weight)
After all of the waiting, it’s finally and thankfully almost here. Hope you enjoyed checking out all of our coverage of the Pacquiao vs. Rios weigh-in results!