Clash in coati
Beijing (CNN) — Come November 24, the eyes of boxing fans will be trained on the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao in Macau, the venue for what organizers say will be the biggest professional boxing match ever held in China.
American Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is promoting the “Clash in Cotai” with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao fighting Mexican-American Brandon Rios the main card.
It will be Pacquiao’s first fight in China.
“It’s going to be a good fight. It’s going to be a one of a kind fight,” Pacquiao said during a promotion tour in Beijing last week. “This is a good chance to promote boxing in China. Don’t miss it.”
Pacquiao’s younger and taller opponent, Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, is better known for his dynamism and bravura. The fighter from Los Angeles has gained a large following among young boxing fans because he represents “a typical young man in America,” Arum noted.
Rios, wearing a baseball cap with “I heart Haters” logo, said: “I’ll get ready to give Manny the best fight he ever had. He is a warrior, I am a warrior. That’s our trait. It’s going to be a hell of a fight.”