Manny Pacquiao: The 5 Biggest KOs in Pacman's Career (with Video)
Manny Pacquiao is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, and has had his share of entertaining knockout victories in his career.
Although Pacquiao rarely produces one-punch KOs, he still delivers some exciting stoppages in the ring.
Here are Pacquiao's best KOs throughout his incredible 16-year career.
5. TKO of Miguel Cotto
Manny Pacquiao gave Migeul Cotto the beating of a lifetime during their WBO welterweight title bout on November 14th, 2009.
The fight went 12 rounds but ended shy of the final bell, when Pacquiao let a relentless attack on Cotto rifle off, prompting the ref to stop the fight.
Although it was not technically a "knockout," the punishment Pacquiao bestowed upon Cotto which resulted in a TKO victory makes the list on the sheer brutality alone.
Note: The fight is stopped at the 49:21 mark.
4. KO of Erik Morales
Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales came into their rubber-match fight with their series knotted up at 1-1, and Pacquiao was out for blood.
Pacquiao made sure the fight didn't go the full 12 rounds as their two previous fights did, making quick work of Morales by knocking him out in Round 3 of the scheduled 12-round fight.
In one of the best rounds of boxing you will ever see, Pacquiao knocked Morales down once before exchanging a barrage of power shots in which Pacquiao floored Morales again, ending the fight in electrifying fashion.
Note: The KO comes at the 2:41 mark of the video.
3. KO of Mike Luna
In one of Manny Pacquiao's earlier fights, he delivered one of his best knockouts of his career when he stopped Mike Luna in the first round of their fight on March 3rd, 1997.
Knocking out Luna in just about two minutes, Luna stayed lying on the canvas for several minutes after the fight had ended, destroyed after a heavy barrage of power punches to his body and head.
The KO was in the midst of an eight-fight KO streak for Pacquiao, which was the second-longest streak of his career; Pacquiao's longest was a 13-fight streak of KOs from 1997-2001.
2. KO vs. David Diaz
Manny Pacquiao TKO'd a bloodied David Diaz during their WBC lightweight title fight on June 28th, 2001 at the MGM in Las Vegas, NV.
During the ninth round, Pacquiao was landing shot after shot against a battered Diaz, and then landed a a stiff left hand and dropped Diaz straight to his face, causing the referee to put a stop to the beating.
Pacquiao won the WBC lightweight title becoming a five-division champion, being the first person to do so from the Philippines.
Note: TKO comes at 3:16 of the video.
1. KO of Ricky Hatton
The most impressive of Manny Pacquiao's knockouts came against the once undroppable Ricky Hatton on May 2nd, 2009.
After dominating Round 1 by knocking Hatton down two times during the opening stanza, Pacquiao picked up where he left off in the second round by landing power shots throughout the entire round until landing a vicious left hook with about 10 seconds left in the round, knocking Hatton out before he hit the canvas.
The win earned Pacquiao the KO of the Year from Ring Magazine in 2009.
Note: KO comes at 3:32 of the video.