Manny makes history
DEFEATS COTTO BY TKO
BY NIDA BUENAFE
There was no stopping Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao from achieving greatness in boxing as he conquered Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto yesterday via a technical knockout in the final round to claim his seventh world title in as many divisions.
Pacquiao added to his collection Cotto's welterweight title, his seventh after winning the world championships in the flyweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, and light welterweight.
His historic victory was personally witnessed by about 16,000 crowd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas , Nevada and millions of Filipinos and boxing followers all over the world, among them, the Negrense community who packed all venues where free live telecast of the bout was shown, and those who patiently waited for the delayed telecast in their television.