Monday, October 24, 2011

Top 10 Manny Pacquiao Fights

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No.1 Manny Pacquiao Vs. Miguel Cotto
The most impressive Paquiao moment ever inside the ring has to be the night when he faced off against the lion-hearted Miguel Cotto.

In a legacy-cementing win, Pacquiao defeated Cotto to capture the WBO Welterweight title and WBC Diamond Belt. The win made him the first boxer ever to win seven different titles in seven different weight classes. His performance that night fixed the Filipino's reputation as one of the finest boxers of this -- and possibly other -- generations.

No.2 Manny Pacquiao Vs. Ricky Hatton

The fighter from England went down to the canvas twice in the first round before he was knocked out for good in the second round. In the spirit of Muhammad Ali, Pacquiao looked like he was just biding his time. He then unleashed a left hook that sent Ricky Hatton to the canvas with less than 10 seconds left in the round.

No.3 Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (2nd meeting)

Four years in the making, this fight was dubbed "Unfinished Business" because of the controversial draw that ended their first encounter in 2004. This time, however, Pacquiao managed to edge out Marquez, but the result was not without controversy.

No.4 Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya

Can you imagine beating someone so conclusively that you actually cause them to retire? Well, that's exactly what Pacquiao did to Oscar de la Hoya. Pacquiao pummeled De la Hoya for eight rounds straight, and the fight had to be stopped because the Golden Boy was taking such a hard beating.

No.5 Manny Pacquiao Vs. Erik Morales (2nd Meeting)
Pacquiao put his WBC International Super Featherweight title on the line in the rematch against Morales. Pacquiao had lost the first encounter with a 12th-round majority decision. 

Morales escaped being knocked down twice early in the fight, once by holding on to the ropes and once by falling on the referee's body. But his resilience wasn't to last. It was the first time in his hall-of-fame career that Morales was knocked out.

No.6 Manny Pacquiao Vs. Marco Antonio Barrera (1st Meeting)

It was the first time Pacquiao went up to the Featherweight division. With this win, Pacquiao began to establish his legacy as the newest boxing superstar and the new "King of the Featherweight" division.

No.7 Manny Pacquiao Vs. Erik Morales (3rd Meeting)

It was this fight that marked a change in Pacquiao’s fighting style. As if he wasn’t already dangerous enough, Pacquiao began to use his right hand as a key element of his arsenal. Manny now applied tremendous power in both hands, helping to amplify an already stellar swarming style.

No.8 Manny Pacquiao Vs. Antonio Margarito
His recent destruction of Margarito, a fighter 17 pounds heavier than him, was extraordinary in many ways. Anyone who needs convincing now that Pacquiao has solidified his place among boxing's all-time elite (including Floyd Mayweather Jr.) is as blind as Margarito was on the night he was destroyed by the Filipino fighter.

No.9 Manny Pacquiao Vs. Lehlohonolo Ledwaba
Pacquiao arrived in America in 2001 at 21 years old, weighing 112 pounds. On the second of three stops, he entered the gym of the trainer Freddie Roach. There, he formed an odd-yet-formidable combination with Roach, and one month later, Pacquiao entered the ring and defeated Lehlohonolo Ledwaba of South Africa.

No.10 Manny Pacquiao Vs. Joshua Clottey
The fight turned out to be quite a letdown, but one of the highlights of the night was Manny’s "Pompyang" punch. The Pompyang move is a double open-palm strike to the ears, resembling the clapping of cymbals. It's a trademark move popularized by the late Filipino actor, Fernando Poe, Jr., who used it in most of his action-movie fight scenes.


Artiemous said...

as a big fan, para sa akin, top 1 pa rin yung ke pacman vs hatton... yun yung "knockout heard 'round the world" then top 2 ko yung ke cotto... then top 3 yung ke ledwaba personal favorite ko to... klasik talaga saka walang pigil yung galaw ni manny. just my two cents though

itin said...

If I'm to rank his fights, it would be like this:

1. Pac vs Marquez 2

2. Pac vs Marquez 1

3. Pac vs Cotto

4. Pac vs Hatton

5. Pac vs Margarito

6. Pac vs dela Hoya

7. Pac vs Morales 2

Marquez is my fave opponent because no matter what happens no matter how many times he gets knocked down, he still counters and he has hit Manny a lot of times. Watching both feels like I'm drowning in the sea. It makes me lose my breath which is exciting. It's really the entertainment value I'm after of. I'm not a big fan of boxing, but PACMAN has made the sport famous to everyone including females. I gotta love him and his Mexican counterparts.

KeatondruNk said...

@artiemous: although bitin dahil maagang Natapos, still pinakita ng ating bida ang kaya nyang gawin to be on top kontra Hatton, mganda rin at madugo yung Laban Kay cotto. Thx for the visit

Keatondrunk said...

@itin: I agree with the Marquez thing, match tlga sya with pacquiao, better watch the new fight this November. Sigurado hit ang laban. Goodluck to the people's champ

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