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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Manny Pacquiao: Ranking Top Four Career Defining Wins

Manny Pacquiao rise to stardom doesn't come overnight. It is a product of tremendous hard work, discipline and perseverance towards the sport.

Here are the defining top four career wins of Manny Pacquiao wherein he was always considered as the underdog but emerged as the one sided winner.

Number Four. Manny Pacquiao’s US debut against Lehlohonolo Ledwaba.

Pacquiao came into the fight with only two weeks’ notice after Ledwabas's opponent pull out due to an injury. The fight is an under card of Oscar de la Hoya's title defense against Jose Luis Castillo. This fight gives Manny 

Pacquiao opportunity to be known to the vast fan base of Oscar de la Hoya.

Pacquaio's surprised fight fans knocking out the favorite champion inside round six.

Number Three. Manny Pacquiao’s first fight against Marco Antonio Barrera.

Pacquiao personally asked this fight to his late manager Rod Nazario two years back before the fight happened on November 15, 2003.

Pacquaio defeated the Mexican superstar with his lightning fast combination from different angles. Barrera’s corner stopped the fight in round 11 to avoid further beating.

This fight tossed Pacquiao deeper into mainstream boxing fans.

Number Two. Manny Pacquiao’s second fight against Erik Morales.

Morales handed Pacquiao his first loss during their first encounter in 2005. Defeating Morales in the rubber match put Pacquiao once again in the winning tract.

Pacquiao knocked Erik Morales out in round 10.  He give Morales his first ever knockout loss in his entire career.

Number 1 Pacquaio vs. Marlon Carillo.

Surprised about my number one? I choose this fight to be the number one because this fight is right after his first stunning loss to Rustico Torrecampo. Pacquaio, after the Torrecampo fight quit boxing for several month. He eventually went away from boxing thinking of that loss. 

But then destined for greatness Pacquiao came back to fight Marlon Carillo in Ramada Hotel, Malate, Manila. Which is his defining career win that definitely motivate him back to go on fighting. Otherwise if he choose to stay away boxing at that point of time, there could be no Pacman of today. 

The pound for pound king, the boxer of the decade, and Eight division champion, a record that can be equaled but can never be surpassed. A sure hall of fame the only Manny Pacquiao.

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