Sunday, 15 November 2009 (BBC Sport) -- Filipino star Manny Pacquiao became the first boxer in history to win seven world titles in seven weight divisions by beating Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas.
He stopped his Puerto Rican opponent in the 12th round of their WBO welterweight clash.
Pacquiao, 30, dominated throughout and had Cotto down in the third and fourth rounds with his fierce left hook doing the damage.
Referee Kenny Bayless stopped the fight 55 seconds into the final round.
"I tried my best to knock him out," Pacquiao said.
"I thought in 11th round they would stop the fight. I am surprised he continued to fight."
Cotto's face was swollen, blood was flowing from his nose and his cuts, and he simply could not stop Pacquiao from bouncing inside and throwing both hands at will.
"I didn't know from where the punches were coming," Cotto said.
"Manny Pacquiao is one
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