Friday, September 14, 2007

Manny Pacquiao's First Fight on Foreign Soil

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been experimenting with posting videos in this Pinoy boxing blog. And so I decided to post another impressive Manny Pacquiao KO win. This video is a bit long because of the introductions but the fight itself was only one round. Pacquaio knocked his opponent with a left uppercut just as the bell sounded to end the first round.

This fight was Philippine boxing superstar Manny Pacquaio's first fight outside the Philippines. This fight was held at Korakuen Hall,in Tokyo, Japan. Pacquiao's record coming into this fight was 23-1 with 13 knockouts. He was the reigning OPBF flyweight champion having defeated Chokchai Chockvivat of Thailand for the title.

After this fight, Pacquiao traveled to Phuttamonthon, Thailand to challenge Chatchai Sasakul for the WBC world flyweight championship. He knocked out the highly skilled Sasakul in eight rounds and won thus winning his first world title.

His opponent was Shin Terao of Japan who held a record of 10-2-1 coming in to his nightmarish meeting with Pacquiao. After his loss to the Filipino boxing star, he went on to lose two more fights before ending his career with a record of 10-5-1 with a KOs. I observed that all of his losses were by knock outs so a boxing career was probably not meant for him.

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