Manny Pacquiao KOs Miguel Cotto This Day November 14, 2009
- Manny Pacquiao 144 lbs
- Miguel Cotto 145 lbs
- TKO at 0:55 in round 12 of 12
- Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Kenny Bayless
- Judge: Adalaide Byrd 109-99
- Judge: Duane Ford 108-99
- Judge: Dave Moretti 108-100
- WBO Welterweight Title (2nd defense of Cotto)
The WBC Board of Governors unanimously voted in late August that this bout will be for the inaugural “WBC Diamond Belt”.
Pacquiao dropped Cotto with a right hand early in the third round.
Cotto down again in round 4, this time from a big left hand as he was advancing forward.
The referee stops the fight with 2:05 left in round 12 as he is of the view Cotto is no longer fighting back while getting hit on the ropes.
With this win, Pacquiao wins a 7th title in a 7th weight class.
Cotto stated after the bout that he told his corner he wanted to quit after the end of round 11, but they told him to continue.
Purses: Pacquiao – $22 million, Cotto – $12 million