pacquiao wins over cotto, dominates all rounds, wins by a technical knockout
cotto saved bythe bell on 4th round. cotto falls again. pacquiao is dominant and relentless. referree stops the fight at the last round, pacquiao wins.
pacquaio dominated the fight from round one to round 11. towards the last two rounds, all that cotto did was avoid pacquiao, it stopped being a boxing match. cotto knew he was done for and was avoiding a knockout.
in this fight, once again it looked like pacquiao’s opponent was not prepared enough to fight pacquiao. pacquaio is that good that he makes his opponents ill-prepared?
Pacquiao stops Cotto to win 7th title
By TIM DAHLBERG (AP) – 45 minutes ago
LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao’s speed and power were way too much for Miguel Cotto’s heart.
Pacquiao put on yet another dominating performance Saturday night, knocking down Cotto twice and turning his face into a bloody mess before finally stopping him at 55 seconds of the 12th round. The Filipino star used his blazing speed and power from both hands to win his seventh title in seven weight classes and cement his stature as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Cotto took such a beating that his face was a river of red from the fury of Pacquiao’s punches, but he refused to quit even as his corner tried to throw in the towel after the 11th round.
“I didn’t know from where the punches were coming,” Cotto said.
The fight was billed as a 145-pound classic, and in the early rounds it didn’t disappoint. The two went after each other with a vengeance and Cotto more than held his own as they traded punches in the center of the ring before a roaring sellout crowd at the MGM Grand arena.
Pacquiao dropped Cotto with a right hand early in the third round, but he wasn’t badly hurt and came back to finish the round strong. 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.
Cotto won two rounds on the scorecards of two ringside judges and just one round on the card of the third. The Associated Press gave Cotto just the first round.