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MANNY PACQUIAO RETURNS TO FORM WITH DOMINANT UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY OVER BRANDON RIOS

By Ben Thompson | November 24, 2013
MANNY PACQUIAO RETURNS TO FORM WITH DOMINANT UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY OVER BRANDON RIOS

Moments ago, at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China, multi-division world champion Manny Pacquiao returned to form with a dominant 12-round unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Brandon Rios. The fight wasn't even competitive as Pacquiao used his superior hand and foot speed to pick Rios apart from the outside, repeatedly finding a home for his powerful left hand. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.

ROUND 1
Rios comes out firing his jab. Pacquiao gets in a left to the body. Both fighters a little cautious to start. Pacquiao lands a striaght left. Right and a left lands for Pacquiao. HARD left to the body lands for Pacquiao. Rios gets in a jab. Another left gets in for Pacquiao. Rios smiles. Rios slips to the canvas. Pacquiao lands two lefts. Right and a left lands for Pacquiao. Rios works him on the inside. Nice left lands for Pacquiao. Now Pacquiao digs to the body. Round to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 10 Rios 9

ROUND 2

Straight left lands for Pacquiao. 1-2 to the body lands for Pacquiao. Rios answers to the obdy himself. Rios gets in a right. Pacquiao ties him up. Pacquiao fires his left, but Rios blocks it. Rios tries to work him in the clinch. Rios gets in a left hook upstairs. Pacquiao digs a right to the obdy. Nice three-punch combo to the body lands for Pacquiao. Rios gets in a 1-2. Pacquiao ties him up. Right hand lands for Rios. They trade shots. Quick left lands for Pacquiao. Another 1-2 lands for Pacquiao. Round to Pacquiao, but Rios is getting some work done.

Pacquiao 20 Rios 18

ROUND 3

Rios gets in two thudding right hands. They trade jabs. Double left from Pacquiao. Another left from Pacquiao is blocked. Rios smiles and laughes. Pacquiao digs to the body. Rios gets in a right. Right hand lands for Rios again. Pacquiao jumping in and out with quick shots. Left hand lands for Rios. Pacquiao covers up and holds on. Left hook lands from Rios and Pacquiao backs up. Nice uppercut followed by a right hook lands for Rios. Pacquiao answers with a left hook. Rios digs to the body. Right hand lands for Rios. Round to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 30 Rios 27

ROUND 4
Rios rakes him with a left hook. Pacquiao digs to the body. Nice right lands for Pacquiao. Rios shakes his head. Right hand lands for Pacquiao and he dips away. Rios tries to rough Pacquiao up in the clinch. Pacquiao complains to the ref, but Rios keeps hitting him. Jab lands for Rios. Pacquiao dances away. Rios digs to the body. Right lands for Pacquiao. Rios lands some shots on the inside. NIce left hand ladns for Pacquiao. 1-2 lands for Pacquiao and he dances away. Hard right lands for Rios. Pacquiao ties him up and Rios works him in the clinch. Left hand lands for Pacquiao. Round to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 40 Rios 36

ROUND 5
They trade jabs. HARD left hand lands for Pacquiao that snaps the head back of Rios. Best punch of the fight so far. Left to the body lands for Pacquiao. Another...and another. Pacquiao jabs and dances away. Right hook gets in for Pacquiao. Rios rakes him with a right and tries to rough Pacquiao up. Quick comb from Pacquiao. Left hand lands for Pacquiao. Nice body shots land for Pacquiao. Now Pacquiao unloads an 8-punch combo. Big round for Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 50 Rios 45

ROUND 6

Nice straight left lands for Pacquiao. Rios just smiles. Rios digs to the body. Pacquiao peppers him with some shots. Rios gets in a right hook. Rios digs a 1-2 to the body. Pacquiao answers. Nice left upstairs lands for Pacquiao. Rios catches him with a right and left hook. HARD left hand lands for Pacquiao. Nice right hook lands for Pacquiao. Short left hook lands for Rios. Round to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 60 Rios 54

ROUND 7

Two left hands land for Pacquiao. The eyes of Rios are getting puffy. Short left lands for Pacquiao. Right lands for Pacquiao. 1-2 lands for Pacquiao. Rios tries to rough him up on the inside. Quick 1-2 lands for Pacquiao. Rios gets in a hard right. Quick 1-2 lands for Pacquiao again. Pacquiao starting to have fun in there. Easy round for Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 70 Rios 63

ROUND 8
Pacquiao digs to the body. Rios bulls forward. Pacquiao ties him up and Rios tries to work him to the body. Left to the body lands for Pacquiao. Rios gets in a nice jab. Pacquiao lands a solid right. Rios gets in a right of his own. Uppercut and a right lands for Pacquiao. Round to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 80 Rios 72

ROUND 9

Quick combination lands for Pacquiao. Rios lands a body shot, but he eats some counters from Pacquiao. Rios lands some shots to the back of Pacquiao's head and gets a warning. Right hand lands for Rios, but he eats a 1-2 from Pacquiao. Right upstairs and a left to the body lands for Pacquiao. Another right lands for Pacquiao. Rios bulls forward and tries to work the body. HARD uppercut lands for Pacquiao. Left hand lands for Pacquiao. Round to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 90 Rios 81

ROUND 10

Pacquiao continues to pepper him from the outside. Quick combo from Pacquiao has Rios looking like a bobblehead. They trade jabs. Pacquiao lands three left hands in a row. Right hook lands for Pacquiao. Pacquiao peppers him with some more shots. Round to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 100 Rios 90

ROUND 11

Quick right lands for Pacquiao. Left hand lands for Pacquiao. Rios tries to work him in the clinch. Nice hook followed by another quick combo lands for Pacquiao. Rios digs to the body. Left hook lands for Rios. Nice jab lands for Rios. Quick 1-2 lands for Pacquiao. Round to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 110 Rios 99

ROUND 12

Rios grazes him with a left hook. Nice 1-2 lands for Pacquiao. Nice right hand lands for Pacquiao. Pacquiao just peppers him as Rios covers up. Nice left and an uppercut lands for Pacquiao. Right hook lands for Pacquiao. Quick combo lands for Pacquiao. Round to Pacquiao.

Pacquiao 120 Rios 108

Official judges scorecards: 120-108, 119-109, 118-110

THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...MANNY PACQUIAO

COMPUBOX NUMBERS

Total punches landed:

Manny Pacquiao - 281/790
Brandon Rios - 138/502

Power punches landed:

Manny Pacquiao - 223/468
Brandon Rios - 113/263

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