July 2, 2006 Sunday
Manny Pacquiao WON! a unanimous decision victory
Manny Pacquiao “Pac Man” maintained his World Boxing Council (WBC)
international super-featherweight belt Against Mexican challenger Oscar Larios
“Chololo” by way of unanimous decision after 12 rounds of their
Mano-a-Mano showdown today, July 2, 2006 at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City
ringside judges scored unanimously for Pacquiao, France's Humbert Furgoni saw
it 117-110, Belgium's Daniel Van Del Wiele penned it 118-108, while Thailand's
Noppharat Sricharoen had it 120-106 all in favor of the Filipino Manny Pacquiao.
record improved to 42 win-3 losses. with Larios' falling to 56 win-5 losses.Most
analysts had expected Pacquiao to come out strong and look for an early knockout,
but Larios appeared to win two of the first three rounds. Pacquiao was in cruise
control in the fight, except in the third when the Mexican dashed out to start
the third, and a strong left hook had Pacquiao reeling on the ropes and looking
close to going down.
(42-3-2) lived up to his reputation as the "Mexican Assassin" and
dominated a game Larios (56-5-1) over 12 physical rounds. Pacquiao, who earned
the nickname after victories over the two biggest Mexican stars in the sport,
Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, defended another first-class Mexican
fighter, today in Philippine country.
ruled out a rematch with Larios and said he was now after a rubber rematch with
Mexican Erik Morales, he beat in January 2006 to win the WBC international super
featherweight crown on November 18, 2006 at Las Vegas, USA.