Sports: Manny Pacquiao wins via 8th round KO

Pacquiao, courtesy of wbcboxing.com This just in: Manny Pacquiao has just beaten the unbeatable Jorge Solis of Mexico in the eighth round of their championship fight, dubbed “Blaze of Glory,” at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

I still don’t have details of the match, but I’ll post them as soon as it comes in. 🙂

Here’s the first few paragraphs of the story from The Sports Network.

San Antonio, TX — Manny Pacquiao retained his international WBC super featherweight title with an eighth-round knockout of Jorge Solis.

Pacquiao (44-3-2, 35 KOs), a congressional candidate in the Philippines, dominated most of the bout and ended it by flooring his Mexican opponent twice in the eighth round.

Solis (32-1-2), in his first world title fight, couldn’t keep up with the fast pace of “Pacman” Pacquiao.

For more details, click this.

Here’s a list of other sites that carry the story on Manny’s win:

Inq7.net — Pacquiao stops Solis in Round 8

SunStar — Pacquiao wins by KO

BrandonSun — Pacquiao stops Solis

Miami Herald — Pacquiao knocks out Solis to keep title

Addendum, edited: Slam! Sports and Covers.com, however, are giving a different account. Here are the stories they’re carrying from The Associated Press.

Manny Pacquiao stops Jorge Solis in seventh round with right hand

Pacquiao stops Solis in seventh round

So what’s the official result? Seventh or Eighth? Find out for yourself by clicking this and hitting refresh every other minute.

Addendum: Well, looks like AP is wrong. (I’ve just finished watching the seventh round of the match and Solis didn’t fall). What’s up, AP? Editorial integrity is fast, uhmm, declining.

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