Pacquiao beats Rios, wins WBO International welterweight title

Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios to win the WBO International welterweight title at The Venetial hotel in Macau on Saturday night.

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Despite two consecutive losses, the 34-year-old Pacquiao, ranked by the Ring as number 4 Welterweight and no. 7 Pound for Pound fighter, proved to boxing fans around the world he still got the punch, speed and power by beating the younger and taller but sloppy Rios, 27, ranked no. 6 Junior Welterweight.

Judges scored the Rios vs Pacquiao match 120-108, 119-109, 118-110 unanimously in favor of Manny.

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With the victoy, Pacquiao improved his record to 55 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws with 38 wins by knockout, while Rios slid to 31 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw with 23 KO wins.

Filipinos worldwide celebrate as Pacquiao beats Rios, wins WBO International welterweight title.