Manny Pacquiao beats Jesse Vargas, reclaims WBO welterweight title for third time

Pacquiao, who announced his retirement seven months ago, knocked Vargas down in the second round en route to a decisive victory at the Thomas & Mack Center arena.

AFP| Last Updated: Nov 06, 2016, 10:59 AM IST
Manny Pacquiao beats Jesse Vargas, reclaims WBO welterweight title for third time

Nevada: Filipino star Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Jesse Vargas in his comeback fight on Saturday.

The 37-year-old Pacquiao, who announced his retirement seven months ago, knocked Vargas down in the second round en route to a decisive victory at the Thomas & Mack Center arena.

All three judges scored the bout in Pacquiao`s favor, two scoring it 118-109 and the third having Pacquiao winning 114-113.