MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao made history, knocking out WBC lightweight champion David Diaz in the 9th round Sunday (Saturday in Las Vegas) to become the first Asian to hold four different titles at different weights and the first Filipino to hold the crown.
After working his right jab effectively, Pacquiao called on an old favorite to finally end the match. Snapping Diaz's head with a right jab, Pacquiao unleashed a right jab before uncorking his pet left hand, sending the now former champ, who never saw the killer blow coming, crashing at the 2:24 mark of the ninth round.
June 29, 2008 11:37:00
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