Manny Pacquiao dominated Chris Algieri and produced a performance filled with confidence as he won retained his WBO welterweight title, after knocking his opponent to the canvas six times during the bout.
Pacquiao in charge
Pacquiao won the fight after an unanimous decision from the judges in front of a sold-out crowd of 13,201 on Saturday night, at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macau, China.
The 35-year old dominated the encounter from virtually the first minute until the last, with Algieri looking thoroughly out of his comfort zone whilst in the ring with the veteran.
Pac-man has adjusted his style, which has help keep him at the top of the boxing welterweight ladder, with his now more technical prowess, compared to his old technique of explosive punches.
Algieri was considered by some, to have a good chance of causing an upset against Pacquiao, but unfortunately he was unable to live up to the hype around him and later revealed his disappointment on Twitter, writing:
After Pacquiao’s dominant display, many fans are now calling for the 35-year old to face Floyd Mayweather and settle the debate of who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.