Lem Satterfield

Final episode of Pacquiao-Rios 24/7 airs Thursday

The third and final episode of HBO’s 24/7: Pacquiao-Rios will air on Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/PT featuring Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios in advance of their 147-pound clash on Saturday in Macau (Sunday in China).

The broadcast is likely to include footage from Wednesday’s obscenity-laced fracas that took place in Macau

The altercation was between Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach and Rios’ trainer Robert Garcia, and also included former Pacquiao conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, who later engaged in an angry tirade with Roach. Ariza also kicked Roach when the veteran trainer advanced toward him at the start of the altercation. 

Pacquiao has lost two straight, by disputed split decision to current WBO welterweight beltholder Tim Bradley in June of 2012 and by sixth-round stoppage to Juan Manuel Marquez in December. 

Rios, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Mike Alvarado in March that avenged Alavarado’s seventh-round stoppage loss in October of 2012.

Below are videos of the incident.

Click here for one video of the altercation

Click here for another video of the altercation posted by Seckbach

Click here for a third video of the altercation distributed by HBO



Lem Satterfield can be reached at lemuel.satterfield@gmail.com.

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