HBO Sports looks back on some of Manny Pacquiao's biggest fights, including his bouts with Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Antonio Margarito.
Jim Lampley: "Manny Pacquiao's rise from penniless beggar on the street to tiny kickboxer to flyweight boxer and ultimately to fighting king of the Pacific rim is the stuff of legend, and he is one. Now looking ahead to his fourth fight with his most difficult rival, Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico on December 8, we present with abundant awe and appreciation, Manny Pacquiao's greatest hits."
vs Marco Antonio Barrera (2003)
Lampley: "Eager for a big challenge, Pacquiao clashed with pound-for-pound superstar Marco Antonio Barrera."
vs Juan Manuel Marquez (2004)
Lampley: "In the first round, the 'Pac-Man,' with furious intent, dropped Marquez three times. But in a tremendous display of resiliency, Marquez continued in the fight. This was called by many the Fight of the Year, both warriors battling through withering assaults and vicious attacks. The hellacious night would end with a disappointing and controversial draw."
vs Erik Morales II (2006)
Lampley: "After his only loss on American soil in the preceding year to Erik Morales, Pacquiao got a shot at a rematch, and Manny wasted no time going on the attack. Pacquiao avenged the earlier loss with a dominating tenth round technical knockout victory."
vs Erik Morales III (2006)
Lampley: "10 months after evening the score with Morales, they faced off again in the highly-anticipated rubber match. Pacquiao picked up right where he left off, dominating the overmatched Morales."
vs Juan Manuel Marquez (2008)
Lampley: "After a second victory over Barrera (in 2007), Pacquiao finally got together with Juan Manuel Marquez for a rematch four years in the making. In round three, Pacquiao responded in vintage fashion. In round ten, Pacquiao's power once again left its mark. And once again, the two legendary fighters brawled to the finish. In another classic battle, Manny Pacquiao escaped with a split decision victory, the third round knockdown proving the difference in the fight."
vs Oscar De La Hoya (2008)
Lampley: "From the opening bell, Pacquiao's speed advantage shocked De La Hoya, and rocked him back on his heels. Blending his blinding speed with precision accuracy, Pacquiao continued peppering De La Hoya to the head and the body. After eight brutal rounds, De La Hoya's corner had seen enough."
vs Ricky Hatton (2009)
Lampley: "Pacquiao came out on fire, putting Hatton down twice in the opening round. In round two, Pacquiao closed the show in scintillating fashion."
vs Miguel Cotto (2009)
Lampley: "Pacquiao and Cotto went at each other with a vengeance, and a couple of the early rounds were classics. Pacquiao began to take control with knockdowns in rounds three and four."
vs Antonio Margarito (2010)
Lampley: "Pacquiao stepped into the ring with Antonio Margarito, on a night when Margarito held a 17-pound functional weight advantage. Carrying out a systematic sustained beating, Pacquiao cruised to an easy victory."
vs Juan Manuel Marquez (2011)
Lampley: "As with the first two meetings, the action began quickly. While Pacquiao threw more punches, the 38-year-old Marquez once again proved a tough puzzle to solve. Heading into the 12th and final round, victory was still up for grabs on the score cards. For the third time, a Pacquiao-Marquez classic ended with a narrow decision, Pacquiao claiming a somewhat unpopular majority decision victory."
vs Timothy Bradley (2012)
Lampley: "Pacquiao looked to quickly put Bradley on the defensive. A round four foot injury slowed Bradley down, and while Pacquiao landed many big shots, he was unable to put the underdog on the canvas. In a complete shock of virtually every ringside observer, Pacquiao was upset, losing a stunning split decision."