Pacquiao Dominates Larios

02.07.06 - By Matt Stein: Super featherweight Manny Pacquiao (42-3-2, 32 KOs) had little trouble beating Oscar Larios (56-5-1, 36 KOs), winning by 12-round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. The outcome was never in question, as Pacquiao power and speed was way too much for Larios, who was severly beaten in every exchange between the two fighters. Larios, although a courageous fighter with excellent power, he was unable to match Pacquiao punch for punch..

At his best early in the bout, Larios soon began to crumble underneath the constant pressure from Pacquiao, who knocked him down in the 7th, and 12th round. By the end of the fight, Larios' face was red and swollen, a testament to Pacquiao's awesome punching power. The final judges scores were 117-110, 118-108, 120-106.

Article posted on 02.07.2006

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