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Pacquiao retains with unanimous decision

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At the historic Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Manny Pacquiao retained his WBC international super featherweight title with a decisive unanimous decision victory over a game but overmatched Oscar Larios. Pacquiao knocked Larios down two times in the fight, winning with official scores of 117-110, 118-108 and 120-106.

Pacquiao improves to 42-3-2 on his way to his big November rubber match with Erik Morales. Pacquiao lost a unanimous decision to Morales in March 2005, but defeated his rival by TKO in the 10th round of their rematch this past January.

It was the second loss in as many fights for the 29-year old Larios, who falls to 56-5-1. Larios came out aggressively, but was soon overwhelmed by Pacquiao's power and speed.

On the pay-per-view undercard, all three Filipinos defeated their Mexican opponents. Czar Amonsot (17-1-1) beat Silverio Ortiz (17-9); Gerry Penalosa (50-5-2) defeated Tomas Rojas (22-8); and Jimrex Jaca (27-2-1) beat Hector Javier Marquez (28-16). All three fights went their full ten rounds.