“He’s back! The fighting pride of the Philippines, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao!”
In a quite unsurprising unanimous decision, Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios at the Cotai Arena in Macau; finally quenching a 2-year drought in his boxing career.
The bout for the WBO International Welterweight title ended with Pacquiao looking as fresh as a Belo beauty, and with a very battered Rios.
The official scorecards are 120-108, 119-109, 118-110, wherein Rios was given the eight round by two judges.
According to @ESPNStatsInfo, Pacquiao managed to deliver 281 punches, 241 of which landed to the head. Also, his long-time coach, Freddie Roach, called it a “perfect fight” although I think that the feud between him and the opposing team was much more entertaining.
Pacquiao says that he dedicates this victory to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.
Meanwhile, Jinkee Pacquiao was in the audience looking very pink and pregnant. We have received reports that she immediately ordered an Hermes bag after her husband won.
But the real winner of this event is none other than Pacquiao’s ever pious mother, Mommy Dionisia, whose lipstick should be given the WBO Welterweight title, and would definitely win Best in National Costume.
Photo edited by The Plum Times, original photos from Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler
Further reading: Pacquiao beats Rios via unanimous decision