Sunday, May 3, 2009

Manny Paquiao's Victory Against Ricky "Hitman" Hatton

Manny Paquiao did it again. Manny is really the world's undisputed no. 1 pound-for- pound fighter as he finished off Ricky "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.

The world’s Best Fighter unleashed a total of 73 punches in only six minutes of fight time, compared to Hatton’s only 18. Pacquiao now has six weight division titles to his name as the win gave him the IBO and Ring Magazine junior welterweight championship. It was the 49th victory of the world’s Best Fighter with three losses and two draws.

Hatton, who has never lost a fight as a junior welterweight, absorbed his second loss in his 47 career fights.

Pacquiao said he didn’t expect a short fight. “Hatton is a strong fighter. I was hurt with his right punches but I was just lucky,” Pacquiao said. But with respect, he's still a good fighter.

Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum applauded the Filipino's performance as "astounding" after his man had competed for only the third time above the super featherweight division.

"This kid improves with every single fight," Arum said. "He's doing things he wasn't doing two or three years ago.
"His defence is now tremendous. His reflexes are tremendous. I have never seen any fighter combine the speed and the explosive power that he does."

"I told Ricky Hatton not to be discouraged," Arum added. "There are plenty of people out there for him to fight. Nobody in the world can beat this little Filipino."

Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach agreed.

"Manny's unbelievable," he said. "He makes me look good. He's the best fighter in the world. He's in his prime right now. He's on top of his game. Anyone in the world, he can beat."

Congratulations Manny for another job well done.... ^_^

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