£100million May lure Manny

16/11/2009 11:53

MANNY PACQUIAO is already lining up a £100million clash with Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

The Filipino smashed WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on Saturday to claim his SEVENTH title at different weights.

Pacquiao, 30, stopped the courageous Puerto Rican in the 12th round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Now the richest fight of all time between Pacman and Mayweather - two all-time greats - looks certain to be staged next year.

Promoter Bob Arum said: "Manny's the best fighter I have ever seen - that includes Muhammad Ali, Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard."

Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach added: "Mayweather is a fight the world wants to see but we will fight whatever gives the best deal for Manny."

Cotto was floored by a right in round three and a left hook in the fourth. He had no answer to Pacquiao's blazing speed.

As the ref stopped the slaughter 55 seconds into the final session, Cotto's face looked like it had been clubbed with a sledgehammer.

Pacman suffered a damaged ear but went on to play a concert with his band in front of 12,000 fans after his amazing performance.

He said: "I took a lot of punches and it was one my most demanding fights."

David Haye was handed his WBA belt by Oscar De La Hoya before he watched Pacquiao win in Vegas.

The Brit, 29, could not take the belt home after beating Nikolay Valuev nine days ago because the one owned by the Russian fitted his 48in waist.

Haye said: "It is crazy. Oscar was an inspiration. I was glued to the TV for all of his fights when I was coming through and now he's awarding me the WBA belt."