Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao for winning the WBO Welterweight Championship belt. He defeated Miguel Cotto via TKO on Round 12. Pacquiao said in an interview that he’s planning to knock him out on Round 12. He also expected that the fight will be stopped on Round 11, because Miguel Cotto was so tired and looks too pathetic in the 11th round.
Here are some excerpts of the Manny Pacquiao post-fight interview courtesy of Sports Live Blogger:
“Our plan and strategy for the fight is not to hurry. You know, take time. I’m trying to test his power. In the early round I’m trying to get his in the body and in the head. I’m looking for a knock out shot that’s why I didn’t throw a lot of punches. You know, in the last minute I gave a few punches. That’s why I heard. I heard that he was bigger than me and was stronger than me. I tried my best to knock him out in the last round. I thought in the 11th round that they will stop the fight.” – Manny Pacquiao
When asked of who will he fight next:
My job is to fight in the ring. I think it’s my promoter’s decision of who will I fight next. I want to spend time with my family as of now and I want to spend a vacation. It’s a hard fight tonight, you know.
What do you think is going on in Manila and in the Philippines?
I think my Filipino fans are screaming today and they are very happy of my victory today. I want to thank you the Filipinos who came here today, specially the first gentleman and the Vice President. Thank you. Thank you to all!
Congratulations Manny Pacquiao! You made all the Filipinos proud!