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Manny Pacquiao wins unanimous decision over Brandon Rios in Macau

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Manny Pacquiao (left) shook off an 11-month layoff to defeat Brandon Rios in a unanimous decision. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao (left) shook off an 11-month layoff to defeat Brandon Rios in a unanimous decision. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

After a lay-off of 11 months, Manny Pacquiao got back in the ring Saturday in Macau, where he won a unanimous decision over American Brandon Rios and captured the WBO international welterweight title.

The judges scored the bout 120-108, 119-109, 118-110 for Pacquiao, who moved deftly while scoring well-executed combinations in winning round after round. Rios found few opportunities to unleash the power that gave rise to his nickname, Bam Bam.

“Manny Pacquiao is very fast. He’s fast, very awkward. His speed got me a little bit,” Rios said in a ring interview after the fight.

The victory snaps a two-bout losing streak for Pacquiao, who had not stepped in a ring since being knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao has won 10 world titles in eight different weight classes and improved his career mark to 55-5-2 with the win over Rios.

After the fight, Pacquiao indicated reports that he was considering retirement were premature, telling the crowd, “My time is not over.”

  • Published On Nov 24, 2013
  • 9 comments
    oneyouwant
    oneyouwant

     The humble Pacquiao,. Never talks trash or bad againts his opponent,thts why God bless him always..WE ARE REALLY PROUD OF U MANNY!!

    Jamvee
    Jamvee

    Manny is an amazing fighter, and person.  I hope he quits while he's on top and doesn't hang on too long.  

    I'd hate to see him look bad in a fight, which could eventually happen.  After all, we all get OLDER!

    ShermanShermanov
    ShermanShermanov

    "His speed got me a little bit”
    -Brandon Rios

    "A little bit?!?!"
    -Brandon Rios' Face

    laclipperzfan
    laclipperzfan

    now hopefully he gets a rematch against that fraud bradley

    OK
    OK

    @MrGameandShow @laclipperzfan  

    Sure Bradley would beat Pacquaio.

    And the check is in the mail.

    And you love your wife, your girlfriend, and your mama.

    And Saddam's WMDs will be here any second.

    And Liz Cheney's a loving and supporting sister to her kin, Mary.

    Any more fairy tales you care to offer, son?