- Sports and Recreation»
- Individual Sports
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao beats Miguel Cotto in 12th round by TKO. He is first boxer to win 7 division titles
November 14, 2009, Saturday at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada: Philippines' Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao knocked down Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto twice and turned his face into a bloody mess before finally stopping him 55 seconds into the 12th round of their WBO (World Boxing Organization) welterweight division fight. Pacquiao used his speed and power from both hands to win his seventh title in seven weight classes. He is now the best or number 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Pacquiao whose full name is Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquia was born in December 17, 1978) and more commonly known as Manny Pacquiao. He is a Filipino professional boxer. He has held the titles of WBC lightweight world champion, WBC super featherweight world champion, IBF super bantamweight world champion, featherweight, super featherweight champion, WBC flyweight world champion, IBO, Ring Magazine light welterweight champion. Now he is the WBO welterweight champion after beating Miguel Cotto by TKO (technical knockout which means referee-stopped). The Filipino boxing superstar is the first boxer to win seven world titles in seven different weight divisions. He also won the WBC diamond belt.
Congratulations, Manny Pacquiao!! The Filipino people are very proud of you.
Aside from boxing, Manny Pacquiao has participated in music recording, acting, filmmaking, and politics. Currently, he has a sitcom (comedy) show "Show Me Da Manny" being aired every Sunday at GMA Pinoy TV (Kapuso channel) starring Manny "Pacman" himself and ever sexy and beautiful Marian Rivera.