Manny's win for victims of typhoon

Manny's win for victims of typhoon
After two previous defeats, there were fears that Manny Pacquiao (right) was a has-been but the Filipino redeemed his standing in a one-sided victory over Brandon Rios. While he has not indicated who he will take on next, his trainer mentioned that Pacman’s camp is keen for a Floyd Mayweather match-up.

Boxer Manny Pacquiao dedicated Sunday's one-sided points victory over Brandon Rios to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, then promised to visit the worst-hit Tacloban area on his return to the Philippines.

His team had told him not to interrupt his training camp to offer support to the victims ahead of the welterweight clash.

"I felt so bad about what happened there and this victory is for all the families who were affected," said the 34-year-old.

"I couldn't go before but I will go there now."

Pacquiao dominated American Rios who had few bright spots and was forced to show plenty of toughness to last the 12-round distance at the Cotai Arena.

The three judges scored the contest 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110, meaning one awarded Pacquiao every round.

The most generous to his Texan opponent thought the underdog had won only two sessions.

Pacquiao admitted he had eased off towards the final bell, partly due to the memory of being knocked out by Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez in his previous fight last December.

"I took chances against Marquez and paid for it so I didn't want to give Brandon the same kind of opportunities," he said.

"Boxing is not about killing someone, it's entertainment and I think most people will be satisfied with my performance.

"Brandon was able to show he can take a lot of punches."

Rios, 27, said afterwards that he was surprised by Pacquiao's hand speed but claimed none of the punches had really hurt him.

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