Boxers Pacquiao And Rios Visit The Great Wall Of China

Category: Sports / Jul 29, 2013 9:15AM EDT
Boxers Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios visited the Great Wall of China in Beijingon Monday (July 29) morning, as part of promotional tour around the world for their upcoming fight in November.
Pacquiao from the Philippines and his rival Rios from the United States kicked off their international tour on Sunday (July 28), promoting their fight in a 12-round welterweight clash on November 24.
Twenty-seven-year-old Rios said he was excited to be in China.
"It's pretty pretty crazy, you know, you get to see a different part of the world. Now I can say I walked the Great Wall of China now so I'm very happy because of that," Rios said.
Pacquiao said it was good exercise scaling the steep slopes.
"Feel good, good exercise. Very good exercise. Not hard, and not easy," Pacquiao said.
It will be the Filipino's first fight since he was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in December, a defeat that prompted many to suggest the 34-year-old should retire after being left unconscious, face down on the canvas by his Mexican rival.
However, Pacquiao, winner of world titles at eight different weight divisions, has ignored the calls to quit.
Pacquiao and Rios are expected to visit Shanghai on Wednesday (July 31), followed by visits to Singapore, Bristol, New York and Los Angeles.
Video Credit: Reuters