SHOWDOWN IN LAS VEGAS (May 02) Pacquiao Stopped Hatton By TKO
The 'Pacman' destroys The 'Hitman' in the 2nd round...
"The Pambansang Kamao" did it again!
Before the fight, Pacquiao told a group of Filipino newsmen, that "He is ready, My body is ready..." and this it!
Hatton's depeat stunned a thousands of his fans among the 16, 262 in attendance who journeyed the "British Star" accross the Atlantic, but only to see their idol dashed in a few minutes...
Pacquiao landed with 73 of his 127 punches, while Hatton does only 18 of 78. "It was the combination of my left and right who advances me to win the fight..." said Pacquiao, in Tagalog.
In METRO MANILA: Manila Police stations are on alert status, to ensure the safety of the people, as millions of Filipinos fans and boxing afficionados who plocked on cinimas, restaurants and public gymnasiums, Sunday, May 03 on paper-view to watch Manny "The Pacman" Pacquiao fight Britain's Ricky 'The Hitman" Hatton... and cheered and shouted when Pacquiao flattened Hatton on his back with a left hook in the jaw in the second round. In the first round already Hatton kissed the canvass twice after being pummelled by Pacquiao's left and right combinations...
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who was on visit to Cairo, Egypt, joins the entire nation in jubilation and in thanking God for the spectacular victory of Manny Pacquiao.
There’s no arguing about it now. Manny Pacquiao is really the world’s undisputed No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter as he finished off Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton in the second round of their 12-round megafight Saturday night (Sunday morning RP time) at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
at the P A C L A N D...
LAS VEGAS - Ricky Hatton was advised to hang up his gloves for good by his own trainer after being knocked out here Saturday by Manny Pacquiao in a fight that ended with the Englishman flat on his back.
Filipino southpaw Pacquiao captured a world title in his record-tying sixth weight class by taking Hatton's International Boxing Organization junior welterweight crown one second before the end of the second round.
A powerful left hand to the jaw sent Hatton to the canvas unconscious and on his back when referee Kenny Bayless ended the fight. Hatton fell to 45-2, his only prior loss to Floyd Mayweather Jnr in the same ring 17 months earlier.
Floyd Mayweather Snr, Hatton's trainer, said that after two devastating defeats, the "Hitman" should call it a day.
"I would suggest he retire. At the end of the day it's his decision," said Mayweather Snr. "He tried twice. He failed twice. He lost to my son and to lose to someone below that, it's time to leave the ring.
"He made a good profit. Sometimes you have to go when your prime is still there."
Mayweather Snr hinted that even if Hatton does continue fighting, he will never be the same after the punishing blow Pacquiao landed to finish him.
"A lot of times in boxing when a fighter gets knocked out - I'm not saying this particularly about Ricky - they are just not the same anymore," Mayweather Snr said.
It was another eventful Sunday for Filipinos...
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather both made their claims as the world's best pound-for- pound fighter, A ferfect match?
Thank you and MABUHAY! :D
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