MANNY PACQUIAO’S battles with Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez had already written in his entry to the sport’s history books. But he rose up from super-featherweight in 2008 and retired Oscar De La Hoya [above] in brutal style at the end of the year, a shock for many who thought De La Hoya would be too big and Pacquiao vulnerable on the attack. In 2009 he knocked Ricky Hatton cold and was an awesome force by the time he halted Miguel Cotto in November of that year.