- By Miguel Maravilla at Ringside Photos from Chris
Pacquiao Dominates Broner
WBA welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) was dominant in winning a unanimous decision over four-division world champion Adrien Broner (33-4-1, 23KOs) Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Pacquiao was fast as he fired away his combinations early with Broner countering very minimal with the right. Broner got sloppy in the second round as he shoved his forearm on Pacquiao's face and later attempted other nasty tactics.
In the sixth Pacquiao got Broner's attention connecting solidly but later in the round Broner countered with a solid uppercut to close the round. The seventh round saw Pacquiao hurt Broner badly, Pacquiao continued to attack as Brone was saved by the bell.
The left hand continued to be Pacquiao's bread and butter as he momentarily hurt Broner in the ninth. Heading into the championship rounds Pacquiao was well on his way to a decision as he continued to stay on top of Broner.
The judges scored the bout 117-111, 116-112, and 116-112.
Two-division champion Badou Jack (22-2-3, KOs) and undefeated contender Marcus Browne (23-0, KOs), squared off for the WBA Interim light heavyweight title. Browne was dominant throughout the fight as Jack suffered a brutal cut on his forehead and was badly bleeding all through the fight. Browne becomes the new WBA intetim light heavyweight champion.
Former world champion champion Rau’shee Warren (16-2, 4 KOs) and unbeaten Nordine Oubaali (14-0, 11 KOs) of France battled it out for the vacant WBC bantamweight title. In what was a very good competitive fight Oubaali was the aggressor and landed the big punches most of the fight. Warren boxed well but did not step up till the later rounds. Oubaali went on to win a unanimous decision and wins the vacant WBC bantamweight title.
Mexican featherweights squared off as former champion Hugo Ruiz (38-4, KOs) of Sinaloa, Mexico and late replacement Alberto Guevara (27-3, 12 KOs) of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico opened up the Showtime Pay per view card. Ruiz dropped Guevara in the opening round as he controlled the fight working his way to a unanimous decision.
Undefeated Australian lightweight prospect George Kambosos (16-0, 9 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Rey Perez (24-11, 8 KOs). All three judges scored it 80-72.
Welterweight Jonathan Steele (9-2-1, KOs) won a decision over Jayar Inson (18-2, 12 KOs).
Cincinnati's featherweight prospect Desmond Jarmon (8-0, 4 KOs) won a majority decision over Canton Miller (3-2-1, 1 KO).
Middleweight prospect Destyne Butler (4-0, 3 KOs) won a unanimous decision over David Payne (3-2).
In the opening bout Viddal Riley (2-0, 2 KOs) made quick work of Mitchell Spangler (0-1) knocking him out in the first. Riley dropped Spangler twice as the referee immediately waived it after second knockdown.
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