Pacquiao vs. Vargas: Round-by-round recap
Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2,) defeated champion Jessie Vargas (27-2) to claim the World Boxing Organization welterweight title on Saturday night at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Get a round-by-round recap of the fight right here.Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2) defeated champion Jessie Vargas (27-2) to claim the World Boxing Organization welterweight title on Saturday night at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.Bridget Gonzalez did double duty by singing both the Mexican and U.S. national anthems.The Word Choir sang the Philipine anthem.The referee for the fight was Kenny Bayless and the judges were Dave Moretti, Glenn Feldman and Glenn Trowbridge.Here is round-by-round recap of the fight (scoring is unofficial).Round 1: Pacquiao seems to have good movement through the first part of the round although Vargas was the first to land a punch. Vargas seems to be planted in the center of the ring allowing Pacquiao to circle his opponent. Vargas and Pacquiao exchange lefts although no damage is done. A very close round but a late shot by Pacquiao might have been enough to win the round. Times card: Pacquaio 10, Vargas 9.