WBO Champion Manny Pacquiao Outclasses Algieri

WBO champion Manny Pacquiao outclasses Algieri

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines has again proved his top-notch talent once again on his way to a wide points, by putting Chris Algieri on the floor four times in Macau.

Having had the American all over the place, the Filipino boxer looked to be heading for a first stoppage in five years in the sixth round, even though the contestant managed to endure with a very little help from the referee Genaro Rodriguez.

He succeeded every round in a fight that was absolutely preferential and now with anticipation moves on to some bigger battles in the year of 2015. 120-102 and 119-103 were the final scores of the competition.

In the chief support match, the WBO International Flyweight champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming conquered Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym through twelve rounds in order to remain unbeatable.

The board of judges came back with cards of 120-103 and 119-106 two times subsequent to four knockdowns because Shiming confirmed the validity of his credentials and moved on to superior fights in the coming year.

Knocking the Thai fighter down on the way to an all-inclusive 120-107 victory across the board, Vasyl Lomachenko conquered Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo in defense of his WBO featherweight title.

Previously, Roy Jones Jr protégé Jessie Vargas, with rich points of 116-112 victory over Antonio DeMarco kept hold of his WBA light-welterweight title on all three cards.

Bernard Hopkins was defeated on points by Russian Sergey Kovalev

Bernard Hopkins was defeated on points by Russian Sergey Kovalev

The Russian professional boxer Sergey Kovalev proved too classy for veteran Bernard Hopkins.

Subsequent to an agreed point’s decision at Atlantic City at Broadwalk hall, Sergey put on a masterful display to do better than Bernard Hopkins and unify the light-heavyweight division.

Bernard, who turns 50 this January, was leveled in the initial round by a straight right by his Russian contender who did not look back, even with the panel of judges scoring the fight 120-107, 120-107 and 120-106 in his favor.

With twenty successful defenses, Bernard, who has given himself the moniker ‘The Alien’ for the prolonged existence of his profession had two of his record career victories at the New Jersey venue – beating Kelly Pavlik in 2008 and his first light-heavyweight championship victory in opposition to Antonio Tarver in 2006.

Nevertheless, on Saturday night he was outshined by 31-year-old Sergey, who had not been past the eighth round in his skilled career.

Sergey, by now the WBO champion heading into the competition, has now included Hopkins’ WBA Super and IBF world titles to his collection of belts.

“I give him a lot of respect,” said Bernard post-fight. “In fact, we would contend against anyone and that is how we ended up being here this night- that’s what brought us together.” One title, one belt, one champion- that’s what the people want to see!

He really had a good strategy- a game plan that worked out well.

As he got hit with some of my shots, he stepped back, however used his reach and distance which was the key to victory. With great mechanics, he acted with patience which was really very smart. He had a really good game plan. I will give him that.

“Every time I tried to slot in he would step back and counteract over my jab.”

Sergey spoke highly of Bernard, but feels that its hi-time for him to leave.

“Good at keeping distance, he is a very tough opponent, he said” I really look up to him for the fight, but he needs to stop and start giving opportunity to young fighters to be champions. I’m next. Also, I think he has already done a lot in the boxing world.

“I needed to keep control throughout the fight. I wanted to show my fans how I can box. I think I’ve done it.