Pacquiao dominates Vargas, but fails to impress
37-year-old Manny Pacquiao was very economical with his punches tonight in winning a less than impressive 12 round unanimous decision victory over World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Top Rank pay-per-view. Pacquiao fought like he was afraid to get clipped by Vargas. Many of the rounds were very close, and the only reason why were close was because looked timid. The fight took place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It wasn’t a sellout, which doesn’t surprise me. It wasn’t a big enough fight.
There was a flash knockdown that Pacquiao scored in the 2nd round. Vargas wasn’t hurt. It was more of a case of Vargas being off balance after throwing a shot of his own. Pacquiao hit him with a weak left hand that put him down.