08 May '11, 5am

Boxing: Pacquiao beats Mosley to retain crown

Boxing: Pacquiao beats Mosley to retain crown

LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao retained the World Boxing Organization welterweight title on Saturday by beating American Shane Mosley to extend his win streak to 14 bouts. Pacquiao came on strong in the third round, knocking Mosley down with a straight left hand and then went on to earn a convincing unanimous decision in front of a sellout crowd of 16,000 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. The mainly partisan Filipino crowd, clad in yellow to match Pacquiao's gloves, were delighted to see their hero get the decision by scores of 119-108, 120-108 and 120-107. "He felt my power," Pacquiao said. "I wanted to fight toe to toe. I did my best to give a good fight." Pacquiao, a 10-time world champion in a record eight weight divisions, was making the second defense of his current welterweight crown. The southpaw from Sarangani dominated from the opening round...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_sports/view/11...

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