Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Manny Pacquiao’s Journey to 8th World Titles

Flyweight Title

Manny Pacquiao’s first major World Title over a Thai professional boxer named Chatchai Sasakul via 8th knockout. Pacquiao defended the title in different boxers until he lost against a Thai National named Medgoen Singsurat and Pacquiao’s 2nd defeat of his career.

Super Bantamweight Title

After the defeat against Medgoen Singsurat, Manny Pacquiao continued his dream and move up his weight to Super Bantamweight (122 pounds) where he faced the former IBF World Super Bantamweight Champion Lehlohonolo Benedict Ledwaba also known as “Hands of Stone” of South Africa. Pacquiao won the fight via Technical Knockout.

Featherweight Title

Under the coach trainer Freddie Roach and during November 2003, Manny Pacquiao moved to featherweight division and challenged Marco Antonio Barrera also known as the Baby-Faced Assassin of Mexico that considered being the start of Manny Pacquiao’s career and the only Asian to become a Three Time World Champion in Boxing. Manny Pacquiao won the fight via Technical Knockout during the 11th round. This is also the time when Pacquiao vs Marquez first meet which resulted to a draw.

Super Featherweight Title

During this weight division Manny Pacquiao got his third defeat against the three time world champion Eric “El Terrible”Morales of Mexico via unanimous decision in favor to Morales. On the same year Manny Pacquiao challenged Hector Velazquez also a Mexican Fighter at Staples Center in LA. Manny Pacquiao won the fight via Knockout during the 6th round. Despite losing to Morales, Pacquiao faced Erick Morales on the following year and defended his title. Erick Morales got knocked down twice and during the 10th round Morales got knocked for the first time in his boxing career.

Lightweight Title

Manny Pacquiao faced David “Dangerous” Diaz a southpaw American Boxer and the former Lightweight Champion. Manny Pacquiao easily out-duel Marquez via 9th round knockout and become the first Filipino to win a 5 different World Boxing Titles.

Welterweight Title

“The Dream Match” as what they called. Manny Pacquiao eagerly moved up his weight to Welterweight Division (147 pounds) challenged the Six-Time World Champion Oscar “The Golden Boy” De La Hoya at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada. Manny Pacquiao easily dominated the fight and won via 8th round Technical Knockout, De La Hoya’s camp throw a tower to stop the fight.

November 2009 when Manny Pacquiao faced Miguel “Junito” Cotto of Puerto Rico for WBO Welterweight Title. It was an easy fight for Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao dominated all the rounds and the referee stopped the fight in round 12. The fight brings Manny Pacquiao the seventh weight division champion in the World.

Light Welterweight Title

Pacquiao again leap into another division “The Light Welterweight Division” and faced Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton of England also considered the battle of the west and east. Manny Pacquiao won the fight during the 2nd round knockout with less than 10 seconds remaining of the fight and claimed his 6th world division champion.

Light Middleweight Title

The 8th world division journey of Manny Pacquiao took placed on Light Middleweight Division. Pacquiao faced Antonio “El Tornado de Tijuana” Margarito of Mexico for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight Title. Manny Pacquiao won via unanimous decision and claimed the 8th World Division Champion in the World.

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