Pacquiao dominates Rios in 12-round UD

Updated: November 24, 2013

Macau, China ( – Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao got back to winning
form with a 12-round unanimous decision over Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios Sunday at
Cotai Arena.

Pacquiao (55-5-2) won by scores of 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 in the fight
for the vacant WBO International welterweight title.

Rios (31-2-1), who was coming off a 12-round unanimous decision loss to Mike
Alvarado, was never in the fight against his 34-year-old opponent. Pacquiao,
who was beaten via a sixth-round KO by Juan Manuel Marquez last December,
delivered punches that caused cuts over both of Rios’ eyes.

As part of the undercard, Russia’s Evgeny Gradovich (18-0) kept the IBF
featherweight title when Australian Billy Dib (36-3) quit in the ninth round.

Dib was knocked down in round six and referee Alan Huggins stopped the bout
1:10 into round nine after Dib’s corner threw in the towel.