Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pacquiao beats Cotto for 7th world title

Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao successfully captured the World Boxing Organization welterweight belt after he defeated Miguel Cotto with a 12th-round stoppage in their bout dubbed as “Firepower” Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The Filipino pound-for-pound king knocked the Puerto Rican boxer down once in the third round and again in the fourth using his lightning hand speed until referee Kenny Bayless stopped the fight 55 seconds into the final round to spare Cotto from more savage beating.

It was not an easy win for Manny Pacquiao as Cotto also came out strong and landed some hard punches early in the fight but Cotto couldn’t deal with the Filipino boxer’s speed. Pacquiao was connecting more punches while Cotto spent most of his time to fend off Pacquiao’s onslaught.

Pacquiao almost had the stoppage after the 11th round when Cotto’s trainer Joe Santiago walked onto the ring apron and waved his hand at Bayless but the referee spoke with the ringside physician who allowed the fight to continue until the 12th round when Pacquiao scored the technical knock out.

Pacquiao bowed in prayer at his corner before being embraced by Cotto whose left eyelid was still oozing with blood from a cut.

It was the Filipino boxer’s 11th straight win in 55 matches and his seventh world boxing title in seven weight divisions, a feat no other boxer has achieved in the history of the sport.

Photo credit: (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)


Melissa said...

I don't generally follow the world of UFC fighting, but my son thinks this man with the nick name, of one of his favorite video games, is cool. I will be sure to tell him Pacman won again, many congrats to him.

femmepower said...

Mabuhay! Lemme shout to the whole world that I'm proud of our very own Pacman. With his achievements, he remains humble and prayerful. That makes him a real winner for me. We salute you,Manny!

Badong said...

seven titles. imagine. wow


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