Right after Pacquiao emerged the victor with his fight against Diaz, the entire Boston Celtics basketball team, current NBA Champions after humbling Kobe Bryant’s Lakers, went to celebrate with him in the locker room for some picture taking. The NBA champs including Kevin “the Big Ticket” Garnett, Finals MVP Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, Rajon Rondo, and many more joined the celebration with Pacquiao. Apparently, Pacquiao’s favorite basketball player is Kevin Garnett, and the encounter was “a dream come true” for him. Kevin Garnett also expressed his admiration for the Pound-for-Pound King.
In this video you will see the entire Boston Celtics shouting “Manny, Manny, Manny…” A rare sight, considering they are athlete-millionaires cheering another sportsman millionaire, and certainly much deserved by the Fiipino hero.
With Manny claiming his fourth championship belt in stunning fashion against David Diaz, many people will now look for the youtube videos of the fight’s highlights and of course, the highly-touted but less than exciting Round 9 Knockout by Manny. If you are reading this post, then you’ve come to the right place. Below is the full ninth round knockout video and some slow motion and some highlights.
Manny Pacquiao wins the WBC Lightweight belt today after beating former champion David Diaz to a pulp with a knockout in the 9th round. Manny totally outclassed Diaz in the whole fight with Diaz suffering from two cuts and a tennis ball on his left eye. This result is not unexpected at all– Manny is the better, stronger, faster, more durable fighter.
Manny is now a record holder for being the first Asian to win championships in four weight divisions.