Clash In Cotai: Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios Scorecard by Addi_Bomaye


scorecard by ADDI_BOMAYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MANNY PACQUIAO
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
119
BRANDON RIOS
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
109

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Round 1- Pacquiao is landing several left hands to the body and head of Rios, and doing better work with the jab. Rios has one decent moment towards the end where he gets body shots and an uppercut in during a clinch, but it doesn’t nearly outshine the left hand action done by Pacquiao in the round. In his typical fashion, Rios smiles when hit. Good start for PacMan.

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Round 2- Pacquiao is able to back up Rios with his combinations from the start and on multiple occasions in the round. When Rios tries to do the same, his shots mostly land on the arms and Pacquiao is able to turn the tide quickly. Pacquiao is effectively doubling and tripling up on the left hand throughout, and even makes Rios momentarily double over after landing a left hand to the midsection late in the round.

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Round 3- With Pacquiao being in complete control of the first two rounds, Rios establishes some authority here in the third. He is able to back Pacquiao up and land some lead rights at the start. Once he gets off the ropes, Pacquiao utilizes a clear strategy throughout: land the lead left, pivot out of the way. While some lefts are getting through, a majority of them seem to be blocked. Rios lands a power jab and a solid left hook that momentarily gets Pacquiao on the ropes, and gets Pacquiao on the ropes a second time with an uppercut and a combination of hooks. Pacquiao responds with an overhand left, and the two trade. Good round, and definitely Rios’ best of the fight.

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Round 4- Pacquio resorts back to landing a combination or potshotting with the left before spinning to his right. The right hook of Pacquiao is landing consistently, as he mixes it up to both the head and body and follows up with an uppercut from the same hand at times. Rios is still trying to make it rough, but is having trouble getting off shots. The speed of Pacquiao definitely seems to have befuddled him.

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Round 5- A hard left hand rocks Rios, who smiles and sticks his tongue out in return. Pacquiao is landing almost at will now, as he is able to get his combinations to the head through Rios’ guard easier now, and lands a plethora of thudding body shots throughout. Rios is still applying pressure, but it is not effective due to his low output and accuracy. Great round for Pacquiao.

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Round 6- The two start fighting a few seconds before the bell. Pacquiao is still keeping Rios from establishing a consistent rhythm with his vast speed and footwork advantage. In the first half, Pacquiao dictates with his consistent body work, but starts to land more flurries to the head as the round goes on. A solid 3 to 4-punch combination to the head seems to buzz Rios, as he spins around Pacquiao and holds. This is a better round for Rios, who lands some right hands and left hooks, but Pacquiao easily won it still.

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Round 7- Both eyes of Rios are starting to swell, and his left eye has a cut that seemed to appear in the previous round. Rios just keeps walking into the right hook of Pacquiao. Pacquiao has been testing the heart and chin of Rios, as he lands combinations of left hands and hooks on his head as he pleases. Whenever Rios closes the distance, he is unable to land with anything meaningful.

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Round 8- Pacquiao starts to utilize the jab early, but quickly re-establishes his rhythm of tagging the head and body of Rios repeatedly with his combinations. Despite what CompuBox indicates, Rios is hardly doing anything besides being an easy target. Rios takes a series of power shots to the head to conclude the round and taunts Pacquiao once again, but this does nothing for him.

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Round 9- Pacquiao is ripping the lead left hand through the guard of Rios. Now Rios seems to be showing signs of frustration, most specifically when he gets warned for rabbit punching in a clinch. Rios is able to land some lead rights, but Pacquiao landing 3-5 shots to every one of his.

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Round 10- The fight seems to be taken out of Rios, as he has been getting admonished by the ref throughout and has been absorbing lots of clean shots as a result of him trying to establish his own offense. As Pacquiao continues to dictate, he slips out of the way almost every time Rios throws a shot his way, and responds with a clean combination to the head as well.

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Round 11- Pacquiao continues to tattoo the head and body of Rios with power shots, while keeping Rios from effectively responding with his footwork. Rios does get a pair of solid left hooks in that stop Pacquiao’s offense momentarily, but they aren’t nearly enough to overturn the amount of shots he had taken in the round. Rios at least shows his physical strength by lifting Pacquiao in the air after he gets him in a headlock.

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Round 12- Pacquiao does not come out firing with the same intensity in the early portion, and rather piles up points with the 1-2 and right hook-left hand combination. When he starts to pick it up, a right hook at the end of a combination seems to hurt Rios, who backs off into the ropes and covers up. Instead of going for the kill, Pacquiao oddly steps away. Rios does nothing in the round until the very end, where he tries to exchange with Pacquiao to no avail. While Pacquiao did not get the stoppage, he at least showed he still had it in him and was still levels above fighters on the caliber of Rios with yet another landslide victory. Rios showed heart and a great chin though, as Pacquiao dominated beat up, and thoroughly outclassed him for nearly every minute of the fight. The stamina, speed, and footwork of Pacquiao looked excellent throughout in what was a great comeback performance. Next, Pacquiao would get revenge over a questionable blemish on his career.