ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Manny Pacquiao made boxing history Saturday night.
Pacquiao used both speed and power in a dominating performance to beat Antonio Margarito and win their 150-pound showdown and become the first boxer to win titles in eight different weight classes.
Pacquiao landed early and often, bloodying Margarito's face, closing his right eye and nearly closing his left. Pacquiao seemed on the verge of stopping Margarito in the late rounds, but had to settle for a lopsided decision.
It was the eighth different title won by Pacquiao, the Filipino star who also is a congressman in his native land.
Pacquiao improves to 52-3-2 and 38 knockouts. Margarito is 38-7-1.