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Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, lands a right to Brandon Rios of the United States during their WBO international welterweight title fight Sunday. Pic: AP.

Pacquiao overcomes demons, humbles tough Rios

By Sun, Nov 24, 2013 5:28PM UTC 2 Comments Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, lands a right to Brandon Rios of the United States during their WBO international welterweight title fight Sunday. Pic: AP.

MACAU – Manny Pacquiao took a big leap forward when he scored a  convincing and well-earned 12-round unanimous victory over tough Brandon Rios Sunday afternoon at the Cotai Arena With the win, he left behind him the demons of his two losses last year – the knockout defeat to arch nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez the...

Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision

By Sun, Nov 24, 2013 1:57PM UTC Comments Off Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines wears the champion's belt after defeating Brandon Rios of the United States in their WBO international welterweight title fight Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Macau. Pic: AP.

MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title and return to his accustomed winning ways after successive defeats. Returning to the ring after almost a year’s absence, Pacquiao wore Rios down with his trademark combination punching and won 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 on...

Filipino typhoon survivors root for Pacquiao

By Sun, Nov 24, 2013 1:44PM UTC Comments Off The fight was broadcast at the Tacloban Astrodome, where many survivors of Typhoon Yolanda are sheltering. Pic: AP.

UPDATE: Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title and return to his accustomed winning ways after successive defeats. Read more here TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippine city of Tacloban have jammed a damaged sports stadium and public...

Gradovich retains IBF feather title, beats Dib

By Sun, Nov 24, 2013 1:02PM UTC Comments Off

MACAU (AP) — Russia’s Evgeny Gradovich retained the IBF featherweight title after Australia’s Billy Dib quit in the ninth round Sunday on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight at The Venetian casino in Macau. In a rematch of their bout in March, Gradovich put Dib down in the sixth round and staggered him...

Pacquiao Watch: D-Day for Manny

By Sun, Nov 24, 2013 5:51AM UTC 2 Comments His body ripped and all, Manny will be ready o the let go.Pic by Edwin Espejo

UPDATE: Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision  Finally, it is fight day. After yesterday’s weigh in, many grizzled sports writers cannot help but notice some of the contrasting demeanor and physical get-up of today’s main attraction (is there any other?) – the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight. While Rios was his usual loud self – he walks...

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