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Pacquiao knocks Algieri down 6 times in lopsided decision win

  • WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States sits on the mat after being knocked down by WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO welterweight boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States sits on the mat after being knocked down by WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO welterweight boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)  (The Associated Press)

  • WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines lands a right on the face of WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight boxing title fight at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines lands a right on the face of WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight boxing title fight at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)  (The Associated Press)

  • WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, center, celebrates after defeating WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight title boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he desperately craved, battering Algieri around the ring Sunday on his way to a decision win in a lopsided welterweight title fight.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, center, celebrates after defeating WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight title boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he desperately craved, battering Algieri around the ring Sunday on his way to a decision win in a lopsided welterweight title fight.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)  (The Associated Press)

Manny Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he desperately craved, battering Chris Algieri around the ring Sunday on his way to a decision win in a lopsided welterweight title fight.

Pacquiao chased Algieri from the opening bell, knocking him down repeatedly and dominating from the opening bell. About the only thing Pacquiao didn't get was his first knockout in five years, settling instead for a lopsided 12-round decision against an opponent who seemed unwilling to engage.

By the time it was over, Algieri had gone down six times. And Pacquiao had a signature win that should put to rest the idea he's declining and maybe even set up a fight next year with Floyd Mayweather Jr.