pacquiao vs CottoNovember 14 is a date! People from all over the world will meet in vice city’s MGM Grand to witness Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto fight for the latter’s Welterweight belt. The Pacman is a sure -$350 favorite while Cotto is +270 underdog at betting houses. Both are optimistic; Cotto to keep his championship and Pacquiao to take his seventh world championship title.

On Monday, team Pacquiao has already arrived at The Hotel of Monday where they are expected to stay all through out their stay in the Nevada gambling capital. It is also expected that Cotto’s team will also just the same. By Tuesday, Pacquiao will make his arrival to MGM Grand official around noon and Cotto will do the same after an hour. Tomorrow, they will be both present for the final press conference. The next day, both fighters will be given the chance to train for the last time. By Friday, they will be weighed in for the bout on Saturday.

To Pacquiao, if he wins, this is going to be his seventh world championship title. Cotto, on the other hand, all pressures are turned to him. If he loses, his championship belt will be taken away and probably retire early just like the other early protagonists of Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao, in his surprising fast ascend to fame has already won six world championships and sent greatest boxing personalities to early retirements. Among his crowns are the flyweight (WBC), super bantamweight (IBF), featherweight (linear, Ring), super featherweight (WBC), lightweight (WBC) and light welterweight (linear, Ring and IBO) divisions.


pacmanhattonDone with the Mexicans, Pacman now goes west. And who else would he want to fight but the next in line, Ricky Hatton. The man has great background. In his record, he lost only once and that is to the man who also first defeated the golden boy Dela Hoya—Floyd Mayweather. With Floyd retired, Hatton is the best opponent the Pacman can have. Hoorahh, a dream come true! Pacman is set to fight the kid from Russia on May 3, 2009! I am not a fan of any of the fighters but my mind wants the Russian win, although I hated him during his fight with Floyd.
I still could remember when he made his hand slip to hit the black man even during a break. That was the dirtiest tactic I ever seen in major boxing game! So my respect for the guy is a bit low but with Pacman as opponent, I would go for him. Not that I don’t like the ‘pound per pound’ boxer, it’s just that I’ve heard so much about him. Things that indicate the guy have become overconfident. Maybe it was fame or the money he won each fight. And I’m glad he did not win last years election. That move was clever!
But I would say the guy is a clean fighter. He really strives hard for every win. You won’t feel you lost any of the luxury time you spent in each of his game. And for that, I bow to him. I just hope he will go back to the same humbler Pacman I come to know when he was still not so famous.