Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dominant Pacquiao drops Hatton in 2nd


LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao was dominating. Ricky Hatton was left helpless.
Pacquiao cemented his claim to being the best pound-for-pound boxer Saturday night with a spectacular performance that ended with Hatton sprawled out on the canvas after a devastating left hand to the head late in the second round.
Coming off an overwhelming win over Oscar De La Hoya, Pacquiao was even better against Hatton, knocking him down two times in the first round before finally stopping him with a vicious left hand that dropped Hatton for good in the 140-pound title bout.
Referee Kenny Bayless took one look at Hatton and declared the fight over at 2:59 of the round.
"I didn't have to count," Bayless said.
Pacquiao needed less than half a round to figure out the onrushing Hatton, hitting him with a flurry of punches midway through the first round before putting him down for the first time with a right hook to the head. Hatton got up at the count of eight but Pacquiao landed another flurry and dropped him again just before the end of the round.
Hatton attempted to carry the fight to Pacquiao in the second round but was mostly ineffective as Pacquiao sized him up for a big punch. It finally came at the end of the round when he landed a left cross that flattened the English fighter.
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I was there (not at the MGM) watching the fight of Pacquiao and Hatton on PPV for only 100 pesos Philippine currency, I witnessed the bout of their fight. People were cheering and screaming out loud for Pacquiao. Every punches thrown by Pacquiao had an equiavalent of screeching voices, raising both hands to the roof, yelling each other and sometimes throwing some inevitable punches to a friend nearby. (punches of joy) hehehe. The day of Pacquiao-Hatton fight gave a special moment of every Filipino to unite each other worldwide to support Manny for the money. (joke!!). Nevertheless, Manny is the best pound for pound boxer around the world and according to Bob Arum, Manny is the only greatest living boxer alive. Viva Manny! Share naman dyan! I'll see you soon.

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