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Pacquiao vs Vargas: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

We’ve finally got another big night of fights, with Manny Pacquiao back against Jessie Vargas.

Manny Pacquiao v Jessie Vargas - Weigh-in Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tonight beginning at 6 pm ET with the preliminary bouts and 9 pm ET for the four-fight main card, BLH will be here with live updates for the full Pacquiao-Vargas event on pay-per-view, live from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO) headlines the night in a challenge for the WBO welterweight title, facing titleholder Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO) in a 12-round main event. The 37-year-old Pacquiao last fought in April, defeating Timothy Bradley Jr, while Vargas is coming off of a dominant win in March over Sadam Ali.

The pay-per-view undercard, in running order, will feature three more WBO world title fights. At flyweight, Shiming Zou (8-1, 2 KO) takes on Prasitsak Phaprom (39-1-2, 24 KO) for the vacant title, in a rematch of a fight Zou won handily in 2014. At super bantamweight, Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KO) defends against unbeaten but untested Jessie Magdaleno (23-0, 17 KO). And at featherweight, exciting young Oscar Valdez (20-0, 18 KO) makes a defense against Hiroshige Osawa (30-3-4, 19 KO).

Join us tonight!

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Manny Pacquiao def. Jessie Vargas by UD (114-113, 118-109, 118-109)

Oscar Valdez def. Hiroshige Osawa by TKO (1:50 of round 7)

Jessie Magdaleno def. Nonito Donaire by UD (116-112, 116-112, 118-110)

Shiming Zou def. Prasitsak Phaprom by UD (119-108, 120-107, 120-107)

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Round 1: Pretty cagey opening round, Pacquiao bouncing around, lands a good shot at the end of the round, but that's about all he really landed. Vargas didn't do much, either. Maybe a bit busier. Pacquiao 10-9

Round 2: Straight left and Vargas goes down with 25 seconds left in the second. Was otherwise a fairly close round, but it was a clean knockdown over a lazy shot that fell way short. Pacquiao 10-8, 20-17

Round 3: I like Pacquiao this round, but Vargas landed a couple good shots. He looks slow and tight, though, which anyone can see. Pacquiao 10-9, 30-26

Round 4: Pacquiao fighting a bit recklessly. If Vargas is tight, Manny's too loose. Vargas lands a good lead right hand. Nothing behind it, though. Two good lefts late, but then a right back from Vargas on the button. Vargas 10-9, Pacquiao 39-36

Round 5: Vargas' right hand is finding a home. This is a fight with an awkward rhythm. Vargas almost seems surprised when he lands clean, but that right hand is getting there. Vargas 10-9, Pacquiao 48-46

Round 6: Vargas' right eye is swelling shut now. The left hands have done damage. But I like Vargas again this round. This is a close fight. Manny's faded. It's clear. Vargas 10-9, Pacquiao 57-56

Round 7: Manny turning it up a bit to start this round, catching him with some good shots early. Vargas trying to aim to the body, as his corner wants, but he's putting himself in front of Manny to try to get there, and Pacquiao is hard to find anyway. Pacquiao 10-9, 67-65

Round 8: Pacquiao lands a hard jab, but Vargas fires RIGHT back with a STIFF right hand. Pacquiao eats it, but then eats a hook. And now Manny's coming on to make up for that! Heads come together, Vargas cut above the nose, but the fight just keeps on. Good jab from Vargas. Left hand from underneath by Pacquiao. Pacquiao 10-9, 77-74

Round 9: Official ruling is the cut was caused by a punch, seemed like a clash of heads, but the ruling is a punch. Pacquiao staying in control this round. Vargas may have done as much as he can. Beating Pacquiao is about making constant adjustments. Pacquiao 10-9, 87-83

Round 10: Pacquiao's speed has been too much for Vargas over most of the fight, and it remains too much in this round. Vargas landing the odd shot, but it's Pacquiao in control. Pacquiao 10-9, 97-92

Round 11: Vargas still landing here and there, but still losing the rounds and the fight, and clearly so. Pacquiao figured Vargas out rounds ago, and Vargas never has quite figured Manny out, even though he did some solid work in the first half of the fight. Pacquiao 10-9, 107-101

Round 12: Vargas still fighting hard in the final round, still trying. Vargas appears to maybe go down late, but ruled a slip. Pacquiao was good tonight. Not great, but really good. Pacquiao 10-9, 117-110


Round 1: Valdez the heavy favorite here, and throwing power punches right out of the gate, plus consistently landing a jab. Osawa is there but a bit cautious. This is a tough matchup for him. Valdez 10-9

Round 2: Valdez in total control. This is a mismatch. Osawa tagged and hurt late in the round, he might not be long for this fight. Valdez 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Valdez's jab is good and he's landing thudding power shots. Osawa is eating them well so far, but how long can that last? Valdez 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Big left and Osawa is down a minute into the round. He's up but Valdez is just bombing him. Vic Drakulich takes a close look but Osawa ties up. Another hook ends the round. Valdez 10-8, 40-35

Round 5: Osawa is "game." He's also landing like 5 punches a round and being punished. This is a fight that could be mercy stopped any time and I wouldn't care. Valdez 10-9, 50-44

Round 6: Now we're watching Valdez practice being a southpaw. In a world title fight. Valdez 10-9, 60-53

Round 7: Valdez just keeps grinding away, and Vic Drakulich sees an opportunity and stops the fight. Valdez TKO-7


Round 1: Slow round, feeling out from both guys. But when they throw, they are throwing with intent. Magdaleno showing occasion in spurts, Donaire of course wants to land his left hook. 10-10

Round 2: Magdaleno doing some nice work this round, landing right hooks and some lead left hands. Donaire unleashes the counter hook and it bounces off of the top of Magdaleno's head. Donaire with a nice lead right late in the round, he picked it up a bit down the stretch. Magdaleno 10-9, 20-19

Round 3: Donaire’s age showing. Doesn’t have the smooth motion he used to have. Still dangerous wtih the hook but he’s clearly 33 and ticking. Donaire pressing a bit more in the third, unusual for him to try and lead the dance, but he might see something. Donaire 10-9, 29-29

Round 4: Magdaleno cut over the left eye on a clash of heads. Looks like a bad spot. Yeah, that's a really bad spot, and it's bleeding pretty heavy. That's going to take some work. Donaire 10-9, 39-38

Round 5: Donaire finding a rhythm and crowd chanting his name. The cut is not a problem this round. Magdaleno is talented with a lot of potential. Donaire a massive step up in class for him from, well, scrubs, and it's showing quite a bit. Donaire 10-9, 49-47

Round 6: Magdaleno trying to pick it up to start this round, get himself back into the rhythm. Magdaleno with a good shot that shakes Donaire a bit, and now he's landing his right hook. Donaire stopped leading, which is more his usual approach. Magdaleno 10-9, Donaire 58-57

Round 7: Liked Magdaleno again this round. Donaire struggling these last two rounds for sure. His left eye is closing up a bit, too. Magdaleno 10-9, 67-67

Round 8: Magdaleno throws nice shots to the body when he actually, you know, throws them. Magdaleno lands a hook up top, then back to the body. Donaire with little straight right potshots. Another good round for Jessie, though. Magdaleno 10-9, 77-76

Round 9: Nonito bleeding again. When Magdaleno moves, he's in control. Donaire doesn't have the legs anymore. Speaking of which, after he lands a good shot on Magdaleno, he eats one in return, and his legs shake. Magdaleno pressing and he's got Nonito hurt against the ropes! Hard left hand up top! Donaire survives the storm. Magdaleno 10-9, 87-85

Round 10: Donaire CRACKS Magdaleno early in the 10th! He's hurt and trying to buy some time. Donaire's hook has been nothing tonight, but his right hand has been solid. Magdaleno recovers and takes the momentum back, Donaire just looking for one shot. Magdaleno may have done enough to win another round, but Donaire finds another right hand late. Donaire 10-9, Magdaleno 96-95

Round 11: Donaire fighting a gritty fight now. He's turning into a Gritty Veteran before our eyes. Lands a good left hook and he's pressing hard this round. I liked this round, and I liked Donaire in this round. Not by a lot, but I had it for him by a bit. Donaire 10-9, 105-105

Round 12: Donaire pressing so hard in this round and fighting his ass off. I think he landed the better punches this round, and I just barely edge the fight his way. Donaire 10-9, 115-114


Round 1: Zou a bit more aggressive than normal in the opening minutes, throwing some nice combinations, landing some shots, Phaprom not doing much of anything, at least not effectively. Shiming even targeted the body a little bit, setting up shots to the head. Zou 10-9

Round 2: Zou with another strong round, landing good right hands. Phaprom wakes up a bit, lands a few shots, but gets dropped late in the round, the third time that Zou has put him on the canvas in two fights. Zou 10-8, 20-17

Round 3: Constant right hand counters from Zou. He's dominant here, fighting with great confidence. This is easy work for him so far, even if he's getting clipped now and again. Zou 10-9, 30-26

Round 4: Phaprom starting to land more consistently with his right hand, Zou taking it a bit slower this round, not throwing the same aggression. But he's still in control, really. Zou 10-9, 40-35

Round 5: Zou potshotting now, kinda cruising. Phaprom landing a good shot now and then. The bad news for Phaprom is he can't beat an aggressive Zou and he can't beat a boxing, moving Zou, either. Zou 10-9, 50-44

Round 6: Zou back to being a bit more aggressive, feeling the groove, riding the vibe. Landing shots at will, throwing in combination. Zou 10-9, 60-53

Round 7: Apart from everything else, Shiming Zou remains the same dull fighter he always has been. This is a guy he shut out two years ago, so I’m not impressed by performance. "He’s a very different Zou Shiming!" Well, kinda. But it’s easy when the opponent is grossly overmatched. Zou 10-9, 70-62

Round 8: Zou dominant again in this round. Easy fight, again. Zou 10-9, 80-71

Round 9: Zou in control. Dancing, clowning a bit. Phaprom getting frustrated and acting out a bit. Zou 10-9, 90-80

Round 10: Here's another way to put it: Phaprom stinks and has now arguably lost 22 of 22 rounds to Shiming Zou. Zou 10-9, 100-89

Round 11: More of the same. Zou is still trying a bit for something big. One thing you can say about Phaprom is he's tough. There's that. Zou 10-9, 110-98

Round 12: Zou dominates another round. Phaprom just no match for him, no matter what he was doing. Zou 10-9, 120-107

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