Brandon Rios is embarking on the mother of all training camps.
Even though his date with Manny Pacquiao in Macau appears lightyears away, the Mexican-American banger is making sure he answers the bell in the best shape of his life.
Rios has been frequenting the gym in Oxnard, California, trying to keep his weight in check.
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank said Rios has been sweating it out regularly even though training camp proper won’t start until the September.
“He’s been reporting to the gym,” Arum said from the US, sounding off that the power-punching Rios is hellbent in sending the Filipino to retirement.
Pacquiao will aim to bounce back from two straight losses. (Nick Giongco)