Pacquiao Knocks Out Morales at Round 10
In a battle of super featherweight superstars, Manny Pacquiao (40-3-1, 31 KOs) knocked out Erik Morales (48-3, 34 KOs) Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas. Good two way action in round one from both fighters. Round two was even better. Pacquiao nearly dropped Morales but Morales fought back bravely. Morales got the best of round three with some good flurries. Morales’ jab started to become more of a factor as he was able to move Pacquiao backwards in round four. Morales had the edge again in round five. Pacquiao launched a furious attack in round six leaving Morales staggering back to his corner. Morales tried to take the initiative in round seven, but Pacquiao was now outmuscling Morales. Erik’s nose appeared to be badly broken. The Pacquiao onslaught continued in the eighth although Morales had an effective spurt toward the end of the round. Pacquiao continued stalking Morales in the ninth. Morales’ looked spent. Pacquiao floored Morales twice in the tenth and the fight was stopped.