With his victory over Reynante Jamili, in mind, Pacquaio gave his best punch to defend his WBC International super bantamweight title. This he did in a ring clash with Arnel Barotillo at Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Malate, Metro Manila, Philippines. Barotillo gained momentum in the first two rounds, with powerful hits at Pacquiaos’ mid-section.
His luck was short-lived though for after a series of left hand punches in the 3rd round, Manny outpointed Barotillo. The latter went down only to be saved by the bell. Manny’s powerful punching and tenacity have made him the biggest threat to the Australian in their pound for pound encounter in this March 4, 2000 fight. The People’s Champ stopped Barotillo by virtue of a knock-down in the fourth round to retain his title.Posted May 14th, 2008 by boxingvid | 548 views 510 Comments »