MANNY PACQUIAO, THE SARANGANI CONGRESSMAN AND BOXING’S ONLY EIGHT-DIVISION TITLEHOLDER, OUTMATCHED A YOUNGER CHRIS ALGIERI TO EASILY RETAIN HIS WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

Before a sold-out crowd of 13,202 at The Venetian Macau’s Cotai Arena, the 35-year-old knocked down his 30-year-old opponent six times to hand Algieri his first defeat in 21 professional matches.

All three judges gave Pacquiao a lopsided decision victory, scoring the match 119-103, 119-103, 120-102.

An aggressive Pacquiao looked desperate to end the fight early and found little resistance from Algieri, who remained in survival mode for much of the 12-round contest.

“Yes, I was looking for a knockout,” Pacquiao admitted in a post-fight press conference. “But he is fast, it’s hard to get Chris.”

World super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas and two-time Ukranian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko retained their belts in earlier title fights.

Chinese star Zou Shiming remained unbeaten in his title eliminator against Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym and could fight as early as March 2015, should he recover from a deep cut near his left eye which had swollen nearly shut.

Meanwhile the “Wonder Kid” Rex Tso claimed yet another win after defeating Espinos Sabu by unanimous decision. The win takes Tso to an impressive 15-0-0, with nine KOs.

Rex Tso

Rex Tso on his way to a unanimous decision win over Espinos Sabu.

Clash in Cotai II was attended by a long list of celebrities including Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shannon Lee, Dave Chappelle, Daniel Wu and Jessica Jung, but following the bout all questions turned to Pacquiao’s anticipated showdown with undefeated American Floyd Mayweather.

In the post-fight presser, Pacquiao, along with promoter Bob Arum, CEO & Founder of Top Rank, said it was time for the fight to happen.

“I say enough is enough. Just make the fight happen,” Arum said.

“We’re tired. Everywhere we go they ask when is it going to happen? When are they going to fight.

“Let’s get it done and let’s get it done the next fight for each fighter, sometime in the first six months of next year.”

Pacquiao left no doubt about his interest in facing the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.

“I really want that fight,” he said. “The fans deserve that fight.”

The card was televised internationally to more than 80 countries, including to the US via HBO pay-per-view and in China on CCTV5.

CLASH IN COTAI II RESULTS

Manny Pacquiao defeats Chris Algieri

Unanimous decision after 12 rounds

120-102, 119-103, 119-103

Retains WBO world welterweight title

Zou Shiming defeats Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym

Unanimous decision after 12 rounds

119-104, 120-103, 119-104

Vasyl Lomachenko defeats Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo

Unanimous decision after 12 rounds

120-107, 120-107, 120-107

Retains WBO world featherweight title

Jessie Vargas defeats Antonio DeMarco

Unanimous decision after 12 rounds

116-112, 116-112, 116-112

Retains WBA world super lightweight title

Jerwin Ancajas defeats Fadhili Majiha

KO in Round 3 (1:48)

Rex Tso defeats Espinos Sabu

Unanimous decision after 8 rounds

79-73, 78-74, 78-74

Ng Kuok Kun defeats Stephen Attard

Unanimous decision after 6 rounds

59-54, 57-56, 57-56

Andrew Robinson defeats Qu Peng

Majority decision after 4 rounds

37-38, 38-37, 37-38