Manny Pacquiao Redeems Himself; Wins Fight Against Brandon RiosManny Pacquiao, the Filipino's fighting pride, is back. He won the WBO International Welterweight belt on November 24 at the Cotai Arena in Macau.
This is the first time Manny fought in Asia since beating and retiring a number of hall-of-famers that included the likes of Shane Mosley and Oscar Dela Hoya.
The Filipino boxer won via unanimous decision: 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 against USA's Brandon Rios.
Manny said he dedicates his win to all the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, which killed more than 5,000 Filipinos in eastern and central Visayas on November 8 (Friday).
However, Manny said he still wants to give credit to Brandon who was able to outlast his punches for 12 rounds. Brandon went down on the first round but it was ruled as a "slip."
Manny, who came to congratulate Team Rios after the fight, thanked all the fans who came to see him fight today. "My time is not over."
The Filipino champion will reportedly head to Tacloban City after coming from Macau.
Brandon, when interviewed, seemed taken aback when the reporter likened him to a punching bag. He said Manny was good and his speed surprised him. He, however, maintained that he's "good."
Manny won after losing in his two consecutive fights to Timothy Bradley and arch enemy Juan Manuel Marquez. His fight to the latter ended in his knockout.
Many have noticed Manny went back to his old form again, but apparently still lacked his infamous "killer instinct." Many have questioned Manny's skills and asked him to mull retirement after his loss to Juan Manuel.