November 6, 2016 (Sunday, Philippine time)
Thomas and Mack Center Las Vegas, Nevada
Referee for the main event is Kenny Bayless.
The judges are Glenn Trowbridge, Dave Moretti (Nevada) and Glenn Feldman (Connecticut).
Philippine national anthem was sung by The World Choir.
American and Mexican national anthem was sung by Bridget Gonzales.
Round per round details of Pacquiao versus Jessie VargasFight:
Pacquiao seems to have good movement through the first part of the round although Vargas was the first to land a punch.
Vargas seems to be planted in the center of the ring allowing Pacquiao to circle his opponent.
Vargas and Pacquiao exchange lefts although no damage is done.
A clinch about a minute into the round allows Pacquiao to land some body shots with no immediate damage but those add up.
Still not much action.
Pacquiao connects after some wild punches by Vargas.
With 29 second left in the round Pacquiao connects on a solid left that sent Vargas to the canvas.
The third round started slowly until Pacquiao lands a combination about a minute into it.
Pacquiao is definitely controlling the fight.
Vargas is just appearing slower.
The round is closer than the fans make it seem, but Pacquiao still takes it.
If Vargas is going to have any chance he needs to get going before the scoring gets out of hand.
Pacquaio is starting to stalk, looking to hit a spot.
Vargas finally connects on a strong right that got Pacquaio’s attention.
Vargas is starting to connect with some good rights.
Vargas gets the round on the strength of one punch.
Pacquiao, appearing a little slower, lands a left but is doing little damage.
The right side of Vargas’ face is starting to get a little puffy.
Vargas is starting to get energized but Pacquaio answers with some shots that excite the crowd but don’t really connect.
Another good round for Vargas.
A lot of posturing through the first half of this round.
Pacquiao is starting to connect on Vargas’s right eye with his left.
Pacquiao seems to have regained some of his momentum in a basically quiet round.
Pacquiao is starting to land some big punches, including a good straight to the face about midway through the round.
Pacquaio is controlling the ring and it’s starting to be about rounds rather than punches.
After a quiet first half of the round, the fighters got interested and started throwing punches with Pacquiao getting the advantage.
The fighters banged heads, opening a cut over Vargas’ nose.
He did land a strong right but Pacquaio comes back.
Closer than it seems but the crowd might influence the judges.
Neither fighter seems to be hurt but both are starting to tire.
No significant punches landed this round.
It’s as if both fighters were taking a breather.
Ties go to the legend.
Pacquiao lands a combination early in the round that scrambles Vargas.
A straight right to Vargas’ face connects.
The blood trickling from Vargas’ face doesn’t seem to be a problem.
The fight is getting away from Vargas and he likely needs a knockout at this point.
Pacquiao comes out with a lot of energy especially considering it’s the penultimate round.
Vargas catches Pacquiao coming in but doesn’t do any appreciable damage.
A right hook from Pacquiao sends Vargas to one knee but it was ruled a trip, something the replay backed up.
Vargas needs a KO if he is to win this fight.
Vargas needs a KO and it doesn’t look like it’s in the cards.
Pacquiao still has plenty of energy and Vargas doesn’t have the desperation of someone far behind in the last round.
Pacquiao continues to control the action and has the look of a champion, albeit an old champion.
Vargas does slip near the end of the round and goes to one knee but Bayless waved it off.
Judges Trowbridge and Feldman scored it 118-109 for Pacquiao.
Judge Moretti scored at 114-113 for Pacquiao.
By Unanimous decision MANNY PACQUIAO WINS the WBO Welterweight Title!
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