FILIPINO boxing champ and Senator Manny Pacquiao returned to the ring Sunday, November 6, (Philippine time) to challenge Mexican-American boxer and WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.
The fight is ongoing at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Below are the round-by-round updates:
Round 1: Vargas trying to maintain distance. Manny wants to close the gap. Good close first round; gave it to Pacquiao.
Round 2: Vargas looked sharp early but Pacquiao drops him late in the round with sharp accurate left. 10-8 for Pacquiao.
Round 3: Pacquiao boxing Vargas' ears off in the third. Looks like he's having fun in there!
Round 4: Pacquiao lands several straight lefts. Vargas scores with right hands. Still a Pacquiao round though.
Round 5: Pacquiao boxes beautifully but a game Vargas lands some right hands. Maybe his best round so far.
Round 6: Vargas looks sharp with jab-straight rights; wins round.
Round 7: Tough round to score but gave it to Pacquiao. If Vargas won 5 and 6, we could have a close one.
Round 8: Vargas early but Manny flurries often and bloodies Vargas. Another Pacman round.
Round 9: Pacquiao dominates early. Vargas battles back but Pacquiao finishes strong.
Round 10: Cutman doing a good job on Vargas cut. Vargas eating a lot of Pacquiao's punches early. Pacquiao finishes strong, wins round.
Round 11: Pacquiao wobbles Vargas early. Vargas getting wild with his punches. Pacquiao darts in and out. Vargas looks tired.
Round 12: Boxing clinic dished out by Pacquiao in the 12th. Should be a UD for Pacquiao who won at least 9 of the 12 rounds on our card.
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