Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales The Grand Finale Results: So who won? As i have predicted, Manny Pacquiao via a 3rd round KO.
Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales came out boxing like there was no tomorrow and when the smoke cleared, Manny Pacquiao stood victorious over his mexican rival via a 3rd round KO. Erik Morales was floored 3 times by Manny Pacquiao in the fight, once in the second round and twice in the third including the final blow that threw El Terrible against the ropes. TV closeup footage after the KO showed a tired, old, and super thin (dare i say anorexic?) Erik Morales seemingly giving up as he just sat on the mat, looked at his father for answers and motioned his corner than he cant continue anymore. So who’s next for Manny? Can you say Manny Pacquiao vs Marco Antonio Barrera Part 2?
This seems to be the end of the road for Erik Morales as he has lost 4 of his last 5 fights. With age and battle scars piling up on El Terrible, retirement may be something that he might wish to do.
“I was looking to my corner,” Morales said. “They were urging me on to get up, but I knew it was futile. No point. I was a beaten man tonight.”
People exp[ected this to be the match of the year but turned out to be a brutal dismantling of a proud and battle scarred legend. Pacquiao was visbly stronger, faster and quicker than the older Morales.
“I did my best,” said Morales, who had suffered only a debatable knockdown to Barrera in the first fight of their epic trilogy before going down five times in the past two fights with Pacquiao. “I was in great physical condition and mental condition, but Pacquiao was just too much. He was too fast and too strong.”
quotes via ESPN.