Pacquiao Wins WBC Title
PACQUIAO SOLIDIFIES HIMSELF AS THE NO. 1 P4P FIGHTER BY WINNING WBC LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE!
EXCLUSIVE REPLAY on HBO
THURSDAY, JULY 3 / SATURDAY, JULY 5
RAVE REVIEWS RAIN DOWN ON BOXING’S INTERNATIONAL TREASURE
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (June 29, 2008) — He came. He Saw. He conquered…again!
MANNY PACQUIAO, for the second time this year, in as many fights and in as many divisions, walked away from the ring victorious with a world title belt. After dethroning WBC super featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez in March — a “Fight of the Year” candidate — Pacquiao put on a career-highlight performance against the gritty WBC lightweight champion David Diaz (34-2-1, 17 KOs), knocking out the Chicago native in the ninth round. And with that victory, Pacquiao became the first Asian to win four sanctioned world titles in as many divisions.
Pacquiao (47-3-2, 35 KOs), who now holds the WBC super featherweight and WBC lightweight titles, made his pro debut at 106 lbs in 1995. He has captured the WBC flyweight (112 lbs), the IBF junior featherweight (122 lbs), the WBC super featherweight (130 lbs) and the WBC lightweight (135 lbs) titles, not to mention the lineal featherweight (126 lbs) championship. In a professional career that has spanned 13 years and 29 pounds, that’s the definition of a Hall of Fame superstar!
HBO Sports will present the exclusive replay of DIAZ vs. PACQUIAO, twice in prime time — THIS THURSDAY! JULY 3 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT) and THIS SATURDAY! JULY 5 (10:00 P.M. ET/PT) on HBO. The HBO Sports team, which was ringside for the live event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will call all the action. The replay will be available in HDTV.