Manny Pacquaio's best was on display Sunday morning in Macao (Saturday night in L..A.) when he scored a dominant and unanimous win over formerly undefeated challenger Chris Algieri in a WBO welterweight championship fight.
Manny Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight belt by scoring a unanimous decision against Chris Algieri in Macau Saturday night. Pacquiao knocked Algieri down six times during the fight and had him nearly out on his feet a couple times but Algieri withstood the onslaught and lasted the full 12 rounds.
The vast part of the boxing world thirsty for Manny Pacquiao to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. will have to make do with Pac-Man going up against Chris Algieri in Saturday's welterweight title showdown.
Other than the fans Chris Algieri regularly drew to the club shows that promoter Joe DeGuardia put on in the fighter's hometown of Huntington, New York, on Long Island, few had heard of him. But in February, Algieri got a chance to fight Emanuel Taylor in an ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" main event. Taylor was the favorite, and with a victory, he would have been the opponent HBO preferred to challenge junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov in June.
Manny Pacquiao is more apt to speak truth than trash. So after hearing one more time how smart his college-educated opponent Chris Algieri is, Pacquiao thought it time to communicate his position on the true meaning of education in boxing. "It's hard to say he's a smart guy, because he has to achieve what I've achieved," Pacquiao said. When he has "the eight weight division [world-title belts] I have, that's the time he can say he's the smarter guy."
Outwardly, Zou Shiming is an unremarkable man. He's a slender 5-feet-4 and has neither the fierce countenance nor muscular build one would associate with an elite boxer. He's largely quiet and respectful and does little to call attention to himself. But Manny Pacquiao would not be headlining a lucrative pay-per-view card in this lavish casino resort were it not for Zou, a three-time Olympic medalist who may be transforming the sport as we know it.
A typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines late Tuesday night, flooding low-lying villages, ripping off roofs and knocking down trees and electric posts in a disaster-prone region where tens of thousands of people fled to safety ahead of the deluge. Damage from Typhoon Rammasun could not be assessed until daybreak, especially in areas that lost power while being pummeled by the wind and rain. No casualties were immediately reported, though three fishermen were missing in Catanduanes province.
In the view of most, Manny Pacquiao easily beat Timothy Bradley Jr. when they first met two years ago. In the rematch, Pacquiao did it again -- and this time he also got the decision he deserved. Pacquiao, who promised to return to the aggressive ways that he seemed to have abandoned in recent fights, took it to Bradley throughout the fight before 15,601 on Saturday night at the electric MGM Grand Garden Arena and was rewarded for his efforts.