Pacquiao hammers Diaz, waltzes to 4th div title

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Las Vegas, Nevada– Even from the start, it was already a foregone conclusion.

Filipino ring sensation Manny Pacquiao barely broke a sweat disposing of Mexican-American David Diaz, in what trainer Freddie Roach described as the PacMan’s “best fight” en route to a ninth-round stoppage and fourth belt in different weight divisions June 29 at the Mandalay Bay.

The 29-year-old General Santos City native bombed Diaz with lightning-quick combinations and a wicked left to the chin sent the latter to the canvass for good with little time remaining in round 9. So powerful was he that he didn’t need to land a follow-up right hook, and the fight referee had no second thoughts that it was already time for the defending champion to be stripped of his crown.

Thus, in his most lopsided victory in years, Pacquiao– also nicknamed Mexican Destroyer after dismantling the careers of all-time greats Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez, showed why he is simply a cut above his battered opponent. Known as a left-handed slugger, he even exhibited vast improvements on his right jab and solidified his supporters’ claim of being a complete, all-around fighter.

Diaz, however, proved to be a tough nut to crack. Peppered by several five-punch combinations from Pacquiao right from the opening bell, he withstood some fierce exchanges and even rocked the latter twice with strong right straights.

But as the fight wore on, it seems he’s totally a mismatch compared to the new belt holder. Power, speed and ring savvy definitely wasn’t a question to who’s the better fighter.

Pacquiao went on to conquer the lightweight class, the world pound-for-pound king debates and most importantly he became the first Filipino and first Asian to hold championships in four different weight divisions.

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5 Responses to “Pacquiao hammers Diaz, waltzes to 4th div title”

  1. rea Says:

    ahm…carl..you made this article??
    ahhh,,so ganito ka palang magsulat ng sports article,,..
    alam mo sports writing lang ang di ko kaayang gawin.
    di kasi ako sporty eh, kaya di nakakanood ng games na isusulat,..maganda siya…

    galing..=)

    >>mwah! dami mo nang bolang naipapasa saken hon huh! nyaha!

  2. rei37293 Says:

    hey carl i made my wordpress account na rin.
    aquamethyst.wordpress.com

    wala pa nang kayusan kasi di ko pa masyado alam gamitin ang wordpress nangangapa pa ko,sana magka readers din ako.daan ka one time.pasensya nga lang kasi kumbaga sa bahay,since bagong lipat,magulo pa=)

    >>asus, parehas lang tayo bago sa wordpress..tsaka don’t worry, sa writing skills mo, makaka-attract kah ng maraming readers..lalo na pag nakita nila pix mo, honey..

  3. mj Says:

    snob, di yun bola ha, sobrang galing mo kasing magsulat, nakakaaliw sa mga readers. matanong ko lang, bat sports ang gusto mo eh magaling ka naman sa ibang field?

    >>since elementary kasi sports writer nako ng school publication..tsaka first love ko sa writing sports talaga..tsaka ‘super’ athlete din daw kasi ako..

  4. rimewire Says:

    hisports rayter na hisports rayter ang dating ah

    hakhak

    elyens

    XXXxx

    >>frustrated sports writer lang! nyehe!

  5. fiftislila Says:

    It’s amazing

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