Manny PacquiaoThe man of steel does it again earning an unprecedented seventh title in a seventh weight class, beating out massive Hispanic fighter Miguel Cotto on Saturday, Nov. 14 to a roaring crowd at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand. The Fist from the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao knocked down Cotto twice during the bout, finally shutting him down at 55 seconds of the 12th round. Pacquiao’s speed and power were no match for Cotto, cementing Pacquiao’s reputation as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. “I didn’t know from where the punches were coming,” Cotto told ESPN reporters. In front of a sold-out crowd, the two traded energetic punches early on, but “after Pacquiao put Cotto on the canvas with a big left hand late in the fourth round, the Puerto Rican was never the same again,” reports ESPN. “Our plan was not to hurry, but to take our time,” Pacquiao said. “It was a hard fight tonight and I needed time to test his power.” Cotto fought hard but his punches lost their sting as Cotto’s team realized the Filipino fighter was stronger than they thought. Pacquiao, coming off of spectacular wins over Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton, added another one against Cotto, who had lost only once and held the WBO version of the welterweight title. The fight likely will set up an even bigger one against Floyd Mayweather Jr. While Pacquiao’s trainer said he wants to see a Mayweather/Pacquiao fight, the triumphant boxer said this is the last weight division for him. “It’s history for me and moreimportantly a Filipino did it,” said Pacquiao..

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