He is back! After two straight losses, one of which arguably the most devastating loss of his professional boxing career, pound-for-pound Welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao dominated over former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios with a unanimous decision at a sold out Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macao, China. Pacman claimed a powerful victory on all three judges’ cards (120-108. 119-109, 118-110).
Manny did not just outbox Rios, he certainly outclassed him. Pacquiao took control of the fight from the get-go, leaving Rios with a cut over his both eyes by round seven. Rios can’t seem to solve Pacquiao’s impeccable foot work, tough counter-punching, heavy combinations and fighting style that he mostly trailed behind him in all twelve rounds. Knocking Rios down would have been a nice finish, but Pacquiao was content in punishing Rios by, well, flat-out beating him up.
After the fight, Rios discussed his loss by saying, “I fought one of the greatest boxers in the world besides Mayweather. The speed just got to me. I had fast sparring partners, but I think he was faster than them.”