Boxing: Brandon Rios out to end Pacquiao’s career

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Brandon Rios has warned Manny Pacquiao he should have called it quits rather than agree to fight him as he looks to bring the curtain down on the veteran’s career.

The American will step into the ring with the former eight-weight world champion on Saturday night in Macau, looking to inflict a third straight defeat on the Philippines superstar.

The 34-year-old was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in his last fight having suffered a controversial points loss before that against Timothy Bradley.

This weekend’s fight is seen as Pacquiao’s last chance to get his career back on track, but Rios is hoping to throw a spanner in the works.

The American has lost just one of his 33 professional bouts, going down on points in a rematch with Mike Alvarado for the interim WBO light-welterweight title in March of this year.

Rios will be making the step up to welterweight for this fight but foresees no problems competing at the 147lb mark against Pacquiao.

‘Bam Bam’ is confident he has what it takes to defeat the ‘Pacman’ and has informed him Saturday night will be the last time he steps into a ring for a competitive bout.

“I’m young, I’m hungry and I want it,” said Rios. “Pacquiao has done great. No one can say he didn’t because he won world titles at eight weights. But it’s time he should call it quits. It’s time for me.

“I want to beat the best to be the best and to be recognised as one of the best. And so that’s why I’m going to win.”

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