Who Won Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto? – Full Fight, Stats, Scorecards, and Purses

Published 08/20/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS – MARCH 19: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is shown with a cut above his right eye inflicted by Erik Morales of Mexico during the World Super Featherweight Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel on March 19, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Erik Morales of Mexico won 15-13 over Pacquiao by unanimous decision. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao, in his vast boxing career, has taken on countless watch-worthy battles that hooked in millions of fans around the globe. Yet, there are some fights that went as all-time classics and put the fans in a frenzy. That said, one such fight Pacquiao’s enigmatic war with Miguel Cotto.

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But when did the Pacquiao vs Cotto fight go down?

As per BoxRec, this fight took place on November 14, 2009. This was a welterweight war for the WBO and the vacant WBC diamond welterweight title. Both fighters put on a show worth the hype and they came out with their absolute best game plans.

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The result of the Pacquiao vs Cotto fight certainly went the way a lot of fans would’ve wanted. Pacquiao won this fight fair and square by T/KO’ing Cotto in round 12 of the fight. Also, even if he hadn’t finished his fellow adversary, Pacquiao still would have managed to win the fight easily via a decision.

The three judges also revealed their scorecards for Pacquiao vs Cotto fight, wherein they gave 109-99, 108-99, and 108-100 for the Filipino Senator. Also, Boxing Scene later revealed the Compubox punch stats for Pacquiao vs Cotto fight. Here too, ‘PacMan’ was a clear winner of the fight.

Both fighters pulled off a classic and kept the fans entertained throughout. With that, they also bagged massive paychecks, resulting in a huge purse for this fight overall. The Filipino Senator made around a whopping $22 million and Cotto made around $12 million for this fight.

Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto 2 – Did it happen?

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After a blistering first fight, many fans expected to see a dual war between Pacquiao and Cotto. Despite the latter ending up on the losing vertical, he still showed massive character and gave a stern test to ‘PacMan’.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pacquiao, after battling Cotto, went on to challenge even bigger opponents and a rematch between these two never came to life.

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But, it seems Pacquiao vs Cotto fight was bound to happen once and register itself in the history books forever. In every sense, this fight was one of the best boxing bouts of all time, which cemented Pacquiao’s reign as a true king.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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