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Lethal Combination Results: Pacquiao Beat Diaz in Round 9 Via Knockout!

As earlier predicted by Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao wins the Lethal Combination fight against David Diaz via a knockout in round 9. Indeed, Pacquiao didn't fail his trainer's expectations as well as the entire Filipino nation and the rest of the Filipinos around the world who has been rooting for him all through out. Pacquiao proved one more time that he is no ordinary champion. His detractors have all every reason to shut up and celebrate with his victory. Manny Pacquiao is the new WBC Lightweight Champion. He made history being the first Asian boxer who has conquered 4 titles in 4 different divisions. Today's fight made Pacquiao the world's no. 1 pound for pound boxer.
The Lethal Combination fight against David Diaz undoubtedly and truly belonged to Pacquiao. A few months before the fight, there were talks that this fight is a mismatch favoring Diaz. But when I saw the first round, Diaz just couldn't keep up with Pacquiao's hand speed. His punches were a sure killer! Diaz obviously was feeling the pain all throughout. Pacquiao was throwing punches all over his body. Diaz was dripping blood and just couldn't hit Pacquiao back. As early as round 2, blood was already visible in Diaz' right eye. It's been an open target for Pacquiao to relentlessly attack and the world-class boxer was unstoppable. He capitalized on his opponent's misery until Diaz succumbed to Pacquiao's deadly punches. After Pacquiao battered Diaz with so much intensity, he finally was able to floor him down in round 9.
With all due respect to Diaz, I'm all hats off to him for playing with a big heart. He is such a good sport and a true gentleman. He obviously has the heart of a true champion!
To Manny and to the entire Filipino nation, congrats! You have made all the Filipinos proud worldwide!