12 Best Manny Pacquiao Knockouts

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Manny Pacquiao will look to set all doubt aside as to who is the greatest boxer of all-time when he takes on Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on May 2nd. 

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The Filipino fireball has attained titles in eight weight classes, and has compiled a lengthy resume, which includes wins over stars such as Juan Manuel Marquez (twice), Oscar de la Hoya, and Shane Mosley. His all-offense, go-for-broke boxing style is expected to clash with Mayweather’s more tactical, defensive-minded approach for a truly elaborate spectacle. 

Before the two legends go to war in front of tens of thousands of fans in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, take a trip down memory lane and relive the “Pac-Man’s” 12 greatest moments.

12. Pacquiao vs. Chokchai Chockvivat, June 1997

Long before the Pac-Man was a recognizable name in the U.S., he first had to climb the ladder to be the best, which all started in his home of the Philippines. Pacquiao won his first world title at the age of 18, sending home Chockvivat in the fifth round, following an array of body punches and hooks. 

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11. Pacquiao vs. Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, June 2001

In order to truly appreciate the magnificent showings that Pacquiao put forth in the boxing ring, we must dive into one of his earlier fights. Going into the tussle was a risky move for the Filipino, as he took the bout on short notice. It was also his first fight on American soil. His six-round battering of the South African Ledwaba proved that he was destined for greatness.

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10. Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera, November 2003

A couple of years after his one-sided drubbing of Ledwaba, Pacquiao went up a weight class to challenge the Mexican featherweight champion Barrera. The champ displayed some killer toughness, but this fight was all Pacquiao from the opening bell until Barrera’s corner threw in the towel in the 11th round. 

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9. Pacquiao vs. David Diaz, June 2008

Fresh off of his tight contest with Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao responded by putting on a clinic against the Mexican-American Diaz, cutting him badly in the fourth round and finishing the bout in the ninth round. In the process, Pacquiao became the first Filipino boxer to hold the WBC lightweight title. 

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8. Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, November 2013

Down, but not out, Pacquiao bounced back from two-straight losses to defeat the American Brandon Rios by unanimous decision, halting notions of the Pac-Man calling it quits. 

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7. Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales Trilogy, March 2005-November 2006

The Pac-Man earned one of his several nicknames “The Mexi-cutioner” by disarming and destroying notable Mexican opponents from the mid-2000s and onward. After receiving just his third career loss at the hands of “El Terrible” in March 2005, Pacquiao flattened him in their next two meetings, in the 10th and 3rd rounds respectively. 

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6. Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (Four Fights)

In this rare quartet of fights, Pacquiao managed two victories over the stout Marquez. Following a close draw in the pair’s initial meeting, they battled three more times, with the Filipino slugger nabbing two decisive victories. However, in their fourth fight, Marquez landed a brutal right hand in the sixth round, putting Pac-Man to sleep.

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5. Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley II, April 2014

An absurd ruling by the judges gave Pacquiao his first loss in seven years when he met “Desert Storm” in June 2012. He won his rematch nearly two years later, in a competitive unanimous-decision victory. 

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4. Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton, May 2009

Pacquiao landed what could be described as the left hook heard around the world on “The Hitman” Hatton. The latter paid a steep price for his relentless aggression, as he was knocked down multiple times, before falling in round 2 in what was one of Pac-Man’s signature victories. 

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3. Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito, November 2010

Make no mistake about it, Pacquiao’s fight with the former welterweight linchpin Margarito was every bit of a superfight as his upcoming clash with “Money” promises to be. The one-time flyweight was fighting for the super welterweight title, and ended up conquering a resilient Margarito.

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2. Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto, November 2009 

As the wins piled up, so did the hardware. Pacquiao captured the welterweight title  (his seventh different weight class title) over the dangerous Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto. He was never in any sort of danger throughout the duration of the bout and cruised to a 12th round stoppage.

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1. Pacquiao vs. Oscar de la Hoya, December 2008

In a fight that catapulted Pacquiao into superstardom, he forced the heavier “Golden Boy” to retire on his stool after he outstruck him by more than 100 punches. It was a masterfully orchestrated beatdown of a legend, which consequentially sent Pacquiao on his way to boxing immortality. 

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