Manny Pacquiao dominated Jessie Vargas after an unanimous decision bringing home the title of the new World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight titleholder this Nov. 5 (time in Las Vegas).
At the opening bell, Pacquiao burst in at full speed extensively tried knocking down Vargas. He gave a straight left that squashed Vargas but the defending champion immediately stood up to continue the match.
In the second round, Pacquiao overturned the towering Vargas. PacMan consecutive strikes against his opponent brought facial damages to which favored him the decision on claiming the title.
Pacquiao seized all three ringside scorecards of 118-109, 118-109 114-113.
I feel I could do more but every round I tried to knock him out.
~ Manny Pacquiao
The eight round is said to be the intense part, when Vargas managed to launched some strong punches against Pacquiao. In the end the two fighters exchanged powerful blows. It is also when Vargas got his right eye bleed due to the accidental clash of their heads.
Fighting Manny Pacquiao is like playing a very fast game of chess. You have to be alert at all times, there are a lot of punches coming in. He was very fast and he was very sharp.
~ Jessie Vargas
Pacquiao has a record punches landed by 147 out of 409, and 104 out of 562 for Vargas. There is also advantages for Pacquiao for accumulating a 101-70 power punches.
Ruling Out for a Rematch?With this fateful event, Mayweather witnessed Pacquiao wins over Vargas. The undefeated retired champion that once fought with Pacquiao seated at the ringside. Pacquiao added that he invited Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather leave commentary on PacMan's victory by saying "not bad" after giving a thumbs up.
When Manny Pacquiao asked about the possibility of another boxing match against Mayweather? The People's Champ flat out by answering, "We'll see."