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All hail the new king

It was Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao's game from the start; David Diaz was only playing a two-bit role in it. Pacquiao dominated Diaz for nine rounds to wrest the 135-pound title from Diaz on Saturday.

Originally Published: June 29, 2008
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Top Rank promoter Bob Arum likes to joke that Manny Pacquiao is so good that maybe someday he could challenge heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Arum is obviously kidding, but his point is well taken.

Pacquiao continued to defy boxing logic by once again moving up in weight and turning in another dominant, title-winning performance on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, this time claiming a lightweight championship.

And for those who didn't ...

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