Pacquiao : The New WBO Welterweight Champion
LAS VEGAS (AP – Filipino icon Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao stopped his opponent, Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto during their match dubbed as ‘Firepower’ to capture the WBO Welterweight title.
Pacman‘s speed and power were way too much for Miguel Cotto, who knocked down twice during 3rd and 4th round before finally stopping him at 55 seconds of the 12th round.
Pacquiao is the only boxer who had 7 titles of different divisions under his belt and voted as No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world by Ring Magazine.
He was so dominant in the later rounds that Cotto was fighting backward most of the way, simply trying to survive. Pacquiao was credited with landing almost twice as many punches, Pacquiao 336 while Cotto 172.
Congratulations Pacman, for winning the WBO Welterweight title!
Pacquiao’s last five opponents before his fight with Cotto:
Ricky Hatton – W TKO 2
Oscar De La Hoya -W TKO 8
David Diaz – W TKO 9
Juan Manuel Marquez – W SD 12
Marco Antonio Barrera – W UD 12
Note: Watch out for the video of Pacquiao vs Cotto fight!