Filipino super featherweight boxing superstar, Manny Pacquiao (45-3-2, 35 KO’s), won a unanimous decision over Mexican fellow superstar, Marco Antonio Barrera (63-6, 42 KO’s) this morning at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The scores were 118-109, 118-109 and 115-112. This is the second time that they fought in a sanctioned bout.
“Pacman” continued to show his mastery over Barrera as he simply outboxed and outgunned MAB, the “Baby-faced Assassin”, for most of the fight. MAB showed flashes of brilliance on some rounds but it wasn’t enough to overcome Pacman’s power. In addition, MAB announced his retirement during the post-fight press conference. Here’s wishing the best to MAB, one of my favorite boxers, as he goes through a new phase of his life.
And congratulations are in order for the “Pambansang Kamao” for doing the country proud, as usual. “Mabuhay ang Pinoy!!!”