For the past fifteen years, Manny Pacquiao has obliterated nearly every opponent put in front of him. This weekend he will attempt to capture a title in a record eighth weight class. Pacquiao is a heavy favorite over Mexico’s Antonio Margarito.
The 5 ft 5 ½ in Pacquiao has made a career out of defying the odds and going up in weight to take out bigger and stronger men. In his 56 professional fights, only 18 of them have gone the distance. He has won 7 of his last 10 fights by stoppage. The only three fighters to go the distance were; Oscar Larios, Juan Manuel Márquez and Marco Antonio Barrera.
It’s worth mentioning that the latter spent much of the fight in full retreat to avoid being knocked out.
Simply put, the Filipino warrior is one of the best pugilist’s of All-Time. He was named Fighter of the Decade for the 2000’s and could probably fight as high as Middleweight and still be a dominant force.
As accomplished as Pacquiao is there were a few foes he gave him all he could handle and in some cases, more than he could handle.
So here are the 10 toughest fights of Manny Pacquiao’s career.