Manny Pacquiao handled his business on Saturday night in Macao, dismantling a brave and always-tough Brandon Rios over 12 rounds, winning on wide scores that, in rounds, came to 12-0, 11-1, and 10-2. BLH had a shutout for Pacquiao, 12 rounds to 0, 120-108.
Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO) is now back in the mix officially, though he was never truly out of it. He showed that he's not hesitant to get in there with a guy who can bang and take a shot, and he boxed terrifically, using his speed and movement as key assets against the slower, plodding Rios (31-2-1, 23 KO), who took some hellacious power punches from Manny but never looked to be in any trouble at all, eating some serious leather over the course of the fight.
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As he closes in on 35, Manny Pacquiao will now embark on what may be the true final stage of what has been a phenomenal, first ballot Hall of Fame-worthy career. What's next? We'll wait and see, but Manny is back.