Almost a full year since a devastating knockout loss to rival Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth meeting, Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring Saturday at the Cotai Arena in Macau.
Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) returns to face all-action slugger Brandon Ríos (31-1-1, 23 KOs) in a welterweight showdown. There is plenty at stake for Pacquiao, who enters the bout having lost consecutive fights for the first time in his career.
As he attempts to avoid a damaging third straight defeat, here are five keys to victory for Pacquiao against Rios:
Speed and volume
From the angles
Capitalize on mistakes
The emotional state