Saturday, November 14, 2009

Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto

Manny Pacquiao weighed in at 144 pounds, his heaviest ever, while Miguel Cotto came in at the contract limit of 145 pounds for their scheduled 12-round fight. ( Pacquiao is trying to become the first fighter to win 7 titles in 7 different weight classes.

Title(s) at stake: Cotto’s welterweight belt

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao
49 (37) – 3 – 2
Height: 5′6″ Reach: 67″
Current Pound for Pound Champion
The Ring rating: No. 1 pound for pound; junior welterweight champion
Last 5 fights: 5-0 with 3 knockouts against Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, David Diaz and Marco Antonio Barrera, spanning four weight classes from super featherweight to welterweight

Miguel Cotto
34 (27) – 1
Height: 5′7″ Reach: 67″
Current WBO Welterweight Champion
The Ring rating: No. 7 pound for pound; No. 3 welterweight
Last 5 fights: 4-1 with 2 knockouts against Joshua Clottey, Michael Jennings Alfonso Gomez and Shane Mosley with the defeat coming against Antonio Margarito


Prediction: Goes the distance. Pacquiao decision

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