Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) vs. Lehlohonolo Ledwaba (South Africa)


Date: 2001-06-23
Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Division: super bantamweight (122 lbs, 55.3 kg)
Title: IBF super bantamweight title

Pacquiao's big break came on June 23, 2001, contiguously IBF Super Bantamweight title holder Lehlohonolo Ledwaba (South Africa). Pacquiao stepped into the scuffle as a late replacement upon two weeks' statement but won the exploit by technical knockout to win the title, his second major boxing world title. The bout was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao went upon to defend this title four time knocked out head trainer Freddie Roach, owner of the Wild Card Gym in West Hollywood.

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