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Pacquiao, Rios camps come to blows in Macau

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSFILE - In this March 23, 2011 file photo, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, left, trains with coach Freddie Roach in Baguio, northern Philippines. Pacquiao is dedicating his comeback fight against Brandon Rios to the victims of the devastating typhoon that has left hundreds of thousands displaced in his native Philippines. The eight-division champion is in camp in the southern Philippines - only about 320 kilometers (200 miles) from where Typhoon Haiyan caused the most destruction - for the Nov. 24, 2013 bout in Macau. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
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    FILE - In this March 23, 2011 file photo, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, left, trains with coach Freddie Roach in Baguio, northern Philippines. Pacquiao is dedicating his comeback fight against Brandon Rios to the victims of the devastating typhoon that has left hundreds of thousands displaced in his native Philippines. The eight-division champion is in camp in the southern Philippines - only about 320 kilometers (200 miles) from where Typhoon Haiyan caused the most destruction - for the Nov. 24, 2013 bout in Macau. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

MACAU >> Manny Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach was in a physical altercation with the entourage of opponent Brandon Rios on Wednesday (Tuesday in Hawaii), four days before their fight.

Roach approached Rios trainer Robert Garcia in the gym that both camps are sharing at The Venetian casino on Macau’s Cotai Strip, saying they had gone past their scheduled time and should leave.

Video of the incident shows a heated argument before Roach was kicked in the upper body by Alex Ariza, a member of the Rios camp who formerly worked with Roach.

Roach and Garcia were scheduled to appear at a joint news conference with both boxers later Wednesday.

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