The comeback fight of all-time great Manny Pacquiao against the WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas is just a few days away, with many analysts believing that the Filipino legend will stop the champion with either a knockout or a technical knockout.
But before he meets the formidable Mexican-American boxer, let us take a look at some of Pacquiao’s most brutal and awesome knockout victories in his long and storied career.
Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton
Many fans expected this match-up to be a competitive and explosive fight, with both of the fighters having an impressive resume and a do-or-die attitude in the ring.
The fight was indeed explosive but it was not competitive at all. Manny Pacquiao knocked down Hatton twice in the first round and brutally knocked him out for good in the second round.
The KO was so brutal that many spectators were worried about the health condition of Hatton.
Manny Pacquiao vs David Diaz
Pacquiao started as a flyweight, so many fans were curious to see if the fighter would be able to carry his power, explosiveness and skills at the lightweight division.
The answer to that question was a resounding yes, with Manny obliterating Diaz at every round of their championship fight.
Manny Pacquiao vs Jorge Solis
In 2007, Pacquiao once again showed his punching power by knocking out Solis in the eighth round of their fight. What made this KO amazing was the fact that Pacquiao did it while having a bad cut over his left eye.
Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales III
The legendary trilogy between the two legendary fighters came to an end in the third round when Erik Morales decided not to get up after already being knocked down by the Filipino three times in the fight.
Manny Pacquiao vs Lehlo Ledbawa
Pacquiao got the attention of the international boxing crowd with his TKO victory over the highly-regarded South African boxer Lehlo Ledbawa. Pacquiao came in as a big underdog but was able to stop Ledwaba in the sixth round and came away as the new IBF junior featherweight champion.
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