Pacquiao did not waste any chance nor mocked around and showed the world that he is truly world class.
Manny Pacquiao knocked down reigning IBO and Ring Magazine light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton. Hatton claimed that he will be able to defeat the Filipino fighter with Oscar De La Hoya suggesting that it will be a one-sided fight for the British. Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, remained optimistic and gave a fearless forecast that Pacquiao will win.
While the fight wasn’t long enough to give ticket holders and pay-per-view viewers a reason to hold the breaths and be entertained enough, it was surely a good six minutes of boxing that will long be remembered and for Filipinos was just satisfying.
British media, however, were slow to pick-up on the news and described Pacquiao as brutal. Some British readers of BBC suggested that the win was expected as “Hatton is not the fighter he was” because his “age and lifestyle” deteriorated the best of his boxing skills. There were some suggestions that Pacquiao also had an unfair advantage during his non-title fight with Oscar De La Hoya.
Well, despite these suggestions Pacquiao is optimistic that he will continue fighting giving his “100%” in every fight.