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Will Ferrell and Jeremy Piven

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Celebrities on hand included Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven, among others.

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Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Celebrities on hand included Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Jeremy Piven, among others.

Mark Wahlberg

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Behind the scenes in the Pacquiao/Cotto dressing room, spirits were high in both fighters' camp.

Manny Pacquaio pre-fight

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Behind the scenes in the Pacquiao/Cotto dressing room, spirits were high in both fighters' camp.

Manny Pacquaio pre-fight

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

The commission checking and signing off on Manny Pacquiaos hand wraps.

Miguel Cotto Puerto Rico flag

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Miguel Cotto, warming up prior to the walkout.

Miguel Cotto pre-fight

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Miguel Cotto, warming up prior to the walkout, getting checked by his father prior to the fight.

Manny Pacquaio enters ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

In the lead-up to their fight, many wondered whether Manny Pacquiao could handle the power of a hard-punching welterweight like Miguel Cotto.

Miguel Cotto enters ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

In the lead-up to their fight, many wondered whether Manny Pacquiao could handle the power of a hard-punching welterweight like Miguel Cotto.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Cotto came out strong in the opening rounds, leading with strong jabs and bringing the action to Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Pacquiao took Cotto's best shots, breaking down the Puerto Rican with speed and precision.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Cotto's well-timed jab seemed to neutralize Pacquiao's hand speed in the first frame.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Despite Cotto's landing head-snapping jabs and hooks, the speed differential started to show in Pacquiao's favor in the second round.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

In the third round, Pacquiao drew first blood with a sneaky-fast right hand that sent Cotto stumbling and then bracing himself with a glove on the canvas - the first knockdown of the fight.

Manny Pacquaio in corner

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

One of the most compelling themes of the evening had to be how well Pacquiao took shots.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

By the ninth round, bloodied and swollen, Cotto was in survival mode.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

By the ninth round, bloodied and swollen, Cotto was in survival mode.

Miguel Cotto in corner

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

By the ninth round, bloodied and swollen, Cotto was in survival mode.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

At times toward the end of the fight, Cottos heart was all that kept him standing in the ring against Pacquaios onslaught.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

At times toward the end of the fight, Cottos heart was all that kept him standing in the ring against Pacquaios onslaught.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Referee Kenny Bayless stepped in to stop the carnage at 55 seconds of the final round.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Now a seven-time champion, all that seems left for Pacquiao to accomplish in boxing is to solidify his claim on being the world's top pound-for-pound fighter by facing the other current aspirant to the pound-for-pound throne, Floyd Mayweather.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Now a seven-time champion, all that seems left for Pacquiao to accomplish in boxing is to solidify his claim on being the world's top pound-for-pound fighter by facing the other current aspirant to the pound-for-pound throne, Floyd Mayweather.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Now a seven-time champion, all that seems left for Pacquiao to accomplish in boxing is to solidify his claim on being the world's top pound-for-pound fighter by facing the other current aspirant to the pound-for-pound throne, Floyd Mayweather.

Manny Pacquaio vs Miguel Cotto in ring

Simply Phenomenal - Pacquiao Dominates Cotto

Photos by Will Hart & Ed Mulholland

Now a seven-time champion, all that seems left for Pacquiao to accomplish in boxing is to solidify his claim on being the world's top pound-for-pound fighter by facing the other current aspirant to the pound-for-pound throne, Floyd Mayweather.

Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto

HBO PPV - Nov. 14, 2009

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