In front of an ecstatic, sold-out crowd at MGM Grand Sunday night, Pacquiao won his seventh title in seven weight divisions -- a first in boxing history.
And within seconds, a once dirt-poor man from the Philippines who sold cigarettes on the road had the Web buzzing.
By 3 a.m. EST Sunday, 5 out of the hottest 10 terms on Google Trends were Pacquiao-related: "paquiao vs cotto results"; "floyd mayweather"; "manny pacquiao"; "manny pacquiao vs miguel cotto video"; and "cotto vs pacquiao free live stream."
At around the same time, 3 of the 10 top trending topics on Twitter -- with hundreds of tweets flooding by the second -- are on Pacquiao's fight with Miguel Cotto.
Did Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao -- the pride of Filipinos -- make Web history? With the 5-foot-6-inch, best "pound-for-pound" professional fighter at its helm, is boxing, as the New York Times suggested, ready for a rebirth? The Web has spoken.
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