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...
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...
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...
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...
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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