"Manny Pacquiao is back! Bangon Pilipinas!"
From the start up to the final round, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao dominated Brandon "BamBam" Rios en route to a much needed victory via Unanimous Decision in their"Fight as One" bout Sunday morning at the sold-out Cotai Arena in Macau.
The 2 straight losses of Manny in his previous bouts awoken the beast in him in this fight as the sense of urgency and the desire to uplift the spirits of his countrymen in Tacloban pushed him at the top of his game, thereby proving to all his critics that he can still do it in the highest possible level.
BamBam Rios bragged that he will be the one who will end Manny's career, but much to his surprise, he met a wiser and more motivated fighter in the ring.
Rios can't seem to solved Manny's combination of punches. He looked like a small kid fighting a veteran pro-boxer.
The compubox later on showed that Manny was able to land 281 punches while Rios only managed to land 138 jabs. Most of Manny's punches landed on Rios head and a few on his body.
No wonder the judges scored: 120-108, 118-110 and 119-109 all in favor of Manny. The Pacman eventually bagged the WBO international welterweight title in front of the predominantly Filipino crowd inside the arena.
The crowed cheered their lungs out, knowing that this win could positively affect not only Manny's dwindling career, but also the morale of the unfortunate victims of typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban.
Manny dedicates this win to them. He also promised that he will be with them in facing this tough ordeal.
"To all the people and families affected by the typhoon, I will see you there. I love you so much," declared Manny during his post-fight interview.
Meanwhile, Bob Arum can now fulfill his promise that as soon as Manny beat Rios, he will revive the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Jr. talks next year.