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Pac-Man prevails in 'Fight Night' sim

11/12/2009

EA Sports used the critically-acclaimed "Fight Night Round 4" engine to simulate the results of the upcoming fight between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto. And according to the sim, it looks like Pac-Man fans are going to be in for a treat.

Here's how EA Sports predicts the fight playing out:

"Cotto's defensive prowess and methodical approach to attacking Pacquiao's body kept the opening rounds extremely close. As the fight approached the middle rounds, Manny countered Cotto's strategy with his blinding speed, keeping out of range and forcing Cotto to keep moving forward. Forced out of his defensive strategy Cotto leaves himself open and Manny takes advantage by raining down quick combos while maintaining his range. The combos begin to take their toll on Cotto as the fight approaches Round 8, as he is bleeding and visibly slowing down. Cotto continues to attempt to pressure the body, but the damage he has taken throughout the fight slows him down so much that he can't get close to Pacquiao. Manny, who seems as fresh as when he started the fight, sends Cotto to the mat with a weaving left hook at the end of the 10th. Despite beating the count, Cotto is never able to recover and loses the bout by unanimous decision."

ROUND-BY-ROUND SCORING