Filipino boxer Pacquiao reclaims WBO title

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/11/6 20:17:41

Filipino star boxer Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Jesse Vargas here on Saturday.

The 37-year-old Pacquiao used a short right-handed counterpunch to floor Vargas in the second round en route to a one-sided win at the Thomas & Mack Center.

All three judges scored the bout for Pacquiao, two of them by 118-109 and the other by 114-113.

Pacquiao won the WBO title for the first time in 2010 when he beat Miguel Cotto. He lost it two years later to Timothy Bradley, then got it back by winning the rematch with Bradley in 2014.

He then lost it last year to the now-retired Floyd Mayweather, who had a front row seat for Saturday's bout.

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