Pacquiao, Rios camps figure in trash talking, fist fight

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Four days before Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao squares off with Mexican Brandon Rios, the camps of the two fighters figured in a trash talking and fist fight at a gym in Macau.

The fight happened at 11 a.m. when Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach entered the gym to preside Pacquiao’s training. Rios has just wrapped up his training.

In a video captured inside the gym, Rios trainer Robert Garcia and Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza were wrapping up their session and Roach confronted Garcia and asked the Rios camp to leave the gym. Trash talking then ensued.

Reports say that Ariza kicked Roach, who claimed Pacquiao’s trainer threatened to punch him.

Ariza had a bad falling out with the Pacquiao camp that resulted to Pacquiao firing Ariza as conditioning coach.

Here’s a video of the scuffle:

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