Pacquiao shows class against Algieri, retains WBO belt
MANILA, Philippines—It was a masterful showing of boxing from Manny Pacquiao as he dominated challenger Chris Algieri to retain his World Boxing Organization Welterweight Championship during the “Hungry for Glory” at the Cotai Arena inside The Venetian Macao Sunday afternoon.
Pacquiao showed Algieri that he belonged to a different class with a convincing unanimous decision victory with two judges scoring 119-103 and the third judge having it 120-102.
Algieri was in a world of hurt and confusion as he fell to the mat six times as Pacquiao showed a relentless offense from the start of the fight.
Pacquiao sent the New Yorker tumbling to the blue mat of the ring in the sixth round with Algieri looking like a dazed kid as the referee counted to eight in the face of the challenger.
“Tonight I did my best, I’m satisfied with my performance,” Pacquiao said after the fight. “I came to fight.”
Even sending his groggy opponent to the mat several times over, Pacquiao would put Algieri flat on his back with a massive left straight, this time Algieri was looking at high heavens for a miracle.
Pacquiao, however, was not done as he sent Algieri tumbling once more to the delight of the Pacquiao matriarch, Dionisia.
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