2008-06-28 Manny Pacquiao w rsc 9 David Diaz, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC

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2008-06-28 Manny Pacquiao w rsc 9 David Diaz, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - WBC. Referee: Vic Drakulich.

Pacquiao handed in his WBC championship belt on 28 February after deciding to challenge Ricky Hatton for The Ring junior welterweight championship belt. Following this and to find a new champion, the WBC matched Edwin Valero, who had recently relinquished their junior lightweight title, against Antonio Pitalua. To get his opportunity, Pitalua had beaten Jose Armando Santa Cruz (w co 6 The Coliseum, Monterrey, Mexico on 20 September 2008) in an eliminator.