ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Pacquiao vs. Rios 2013 winner has just been announced. Who won the Manny Pacquiao fight tonight, who is the winner of Pacquiao vs. Rios 2013 from Macau, and what were Pacquiao vs. Rios 2013 results tonight November 23, 2013? Pacman Manny Pacquiao won the Pacquiao vs. Rios boxing fight 2013 moments ago. The fight went to the cards in the end, even though none of the rounds were even close. Pacquiao vs. Rios final score was 120-108, 119-109, 118-110.
The Pacquiao vs. Rios results tonight followed a year of rebuilding for Team Pacquiao. Back in November 2012, the Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight ended with a knockout win by Juan Manuel Marquez. And rather than go into a rematch, Pacman opted for a younger fight, in a venue outside of Las Vegas. Going into the Pacquiao vs. Marquez 2012 fight, however, many boxing fans thought that the path for Pacman would finally end with a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2014 fight. But with Pacman’s defeat, those hopes were ended once again.
Pacquiao’s fight tonight followed far less promotion and U.S. marketing that his 2012 efforts. Before the 2011 Pacquiao-Marquez fight, Arum and HBO told news that Pacman’s fights are always ratings winners for the channel. “It has really been thrilling for our company to be involved in this promotion and the man that brings a new image and a new excitement to boxing is the fighting Congressman from the Philippines, the pound-for-pound best fighter in boxing, the welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao.”
In 2010, Bob Arum told news, in his opinion, that Manny was the true crossover star in sports today. But this month, many of the news reports including those from ESPN have wondered if Pacman’s career is coming close to its end. Manny’s trainer also said to news in 2010 “He’s been here since 2001, and he’s been fighting nothing but the best. I don’t recall a fighter — maybe Sonny Liston — who comes into a fight with so much attention. He fights everybody. He fights hall of fame fighters. You don’t see that too often.”
But despite the outcome of tonight’s fight, many boxing fans think the chances of a Mayweather vs. Pacman fight are forever slim. The closest we arguably got was back in fall of 2012 before Marquez. Arum has given conflicting statements to news over the years. At the time, he said “I don’t know what’s the reason why that fight has not happened. … It’s OK for me if he gets a higher percentage than me.”
Pacman said he was offered a $40 million buyout fee, an offer he declined. He was originally offered a 50/50 split of all revenues including Pay Per View. Mayweather before his defeat wanted 55/45. Pacman says he is fine with that too. “I spoke to Floyd … and he offered me an amount,” Pacquiao told FirstTake “He didn’t talk about the pay-per-views here and that’s it. I can’t agree with that. I told him I agree with 55 and 45 (split).” As to testing, Pacman has agreed to that also. “No problem. Even the night of the fight. No problem.”