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Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios

Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios

Date: 24th November 2013

Venue: Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao

Title: vacant WBO International Welterweight Title

Promoter: Top Rank

Tv: HBO Pay-per-view

Manny Pacquiao
( 54 - 5 - 2 )
Weight: 145 lbs

Brandon Rios
( 31 - 1 - 1 )
Weight: 146½ lbs

On Saturday 24th November 2013, Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios faced off at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian Resort in Macao, China. The fight was promoted by Top Rank. The 12-round non-title welterweight bout was aired on HBO Pay-Per-View, and it did not disappoint.

The fight was significant for both Pacquiao and Rios, as they were coming off losses in their previous fights. Pacquiao had lost to Juan Manuel Marquez in a brutal knockout, while Rios had suffered a decision loss to Mike Alvarado. Both fighters were looking to bounce back and prove that they still had what it takes to be top contenders in the welterweight division.

From the opening bell, it was clear that Pacquiao was the more skilled fighter. He landed quick, powerful punches and utilized his superior footwork to move around the ring and avoid Rios' attacks. Rios, on the other hand, tried to pressure Pacquiao and land big shots, but his efforts were largely unsuccessful.

As the fight progressed, Pacquiao continued to dominate, using his speed and precision to pick apart Rios' defense. Rios tried to land big punches to turn the tide of the fight, but he was unable to connect with anything significant. Pacquiao's defense was too strong, and he was able to dodge most of Rios' attacks.

In the end, Pacquiao won the fight by unanimous decision. The judges scored the fight 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110 in favor of Pacquiao. It was a dominant performance by Pacquiao, who showed that he was still one of the best boxers in the world. Rios, meanwhile, was left to ponder his next move after suffering another defeat.

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