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filipino hero wins! hatton: “I didn’t really see the punch coming.” pacquiao:”Nothing personal. Just doing my job.”

hatton-on-floor

hatton on the floor after getting hit by pacquiao's left. not a pretty sight. the way hatton fell was worrysome. he was rendered unconscious as soon as pacquiao's fist hit his jaw and fell flat unconscious. it looked like he sustained a major injury. we are glad he is ok. pacquiao starting on his dance for joy? the referee very concerned about hatton, is he dead, alive or just out? a contrast is shown between two men in the audience - a man in a suit looking at hatton looking worried while the man beside him, in red shirt with his hand raised and screaming for joy that hatton is down.

center-of-ring

click here for more on the pacquiao-hatton fight. view the video of round 1 & 2. what did hatton say about the fight? why did hatton lose the fight? martin niviera screws up big time in singing the philippine national anthem. the tv ad pacquiao made for vitwater that made him look like a loser. manny pacquioa for philippine president? click here: https://wawam.wordpress.com/

manny pacquiao is now being hailed as the greatest asian fighter and probably one of the greatest fighters in all of boxing history.

certainly, manny pacquiao is the greatest filipino fighter.

 

Hatton didn’t attend the post-match news conference, because he was taken to Valley Hospital. Before he left, he said, “It was a hard lot, but I’m OK. I really didn’t see the punch coming, but it was a good shot.”

The star trainer always seems to have a secret strategy, and he revealed afterward that, for this one, he had watched hours of film of Hatton — “I knew him better than my own fighter,” he said — and realized that Hatton was wide open for the right hook.

“Hatton pumps his fist before he throws,” Roach said. “We also knew he’d be looking for the left,” Pacquiao’s main weapon.

The first knockdown in the first round came via a right, the second with a left. Hatton had actually survived somewhat better in the second, despite Pacquiao’s quickly evident superior hand speed, foot speed and punching power. But the left that finished him started at about 7 o’clock, landed on Hatton’s face at about 12 noon and made the likely obvious result official.

read in full here: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dwyre-pacquiao-hatton3-2009may03,0,7932325.column

view great pictures here: http://gallery.sportinglife.com/Gallery_Detail/0,17732,13269_5272859,00.html

  1. marvin
    May 4, 2009 at 10:38 am

    it’s amazing how 1 picture can tell a lot of stories. congrats to pacquiao! and glad hatton is ok.

    • May 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm

      yes. I agree. congrats to Manny and glad Ricky’s Ok.
      I always admire pacman’s humble and simple spirit.
      keep it up manny!

      • doorkn0b
        May 10, 2009 at 12:21 am

        galing na boksingero si pacquaio. he is a true champion.

  2. steven
    May 4, 2009 at 10:40 am

    why did hatton go down so easily and so quickly?

    his trainer was telling him after the first round something like – move your head like we trained.

    does that mean hatton forgot what he trained for?

    • May 4, 2009 at 10:44 am

      on the other hand, pacquiao follows the set playbook given to him by roach.

    • May 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm

      it’s just simple. Manny was just a quicker and better fighter.

  3. May 4, 2009 at 10:48 am

    one more trivia: hatton, the reigning champion was first intorduced by the ring announcer; while pacquiao, the challenger was announced last.

    that is very unusual. the reigning champion is usually introduced last and the challenger first.

    was pacquiao introduced last because he is the bigger draw and the reigning pound for pound king? the last one is not an official title, why give it importance? pacquiao was also the odd on favorite but that should not matter.

    tradition in the ring was broken in this fight.

    • PIJoe
      May 5, 2009 at 7:19 am

      The announcer on HBO said that Hatton was announced first because it was his choice as the champion. They said it seemed odd but Hatton said it was because he considered himself the challenger because Pac-man was the P4P king.

  4. May 4, 2009 at 10:59 am

    i think a large part of hatton’s loss is due to incomplete preparation for this fight. hatton fought exactly the same way he did in previousl fights – being aggressive and just continually moving in for a brawl. he did not change or add to his fighting repertoire to adapt to pacquiao’s fighting style.

    on the other hand, roach, pacquiao’s trainer said he studied all the hatton fight videos, even saying because of that he knew hatton more than his own fighter. they even observed that hatton lifts his hand before he hits. they must have anticipated that.

    also, pacquiao a southpaw was trained to hit with his right for this fight. in fact, pacquiao’s right was what hit hatton that caused his first fall during the 1st round. knowing pacquiao was a soutpaw, hatton might have been concentrating too much on pacquiao’s left. and hatton being floored by a right in the first round must have taken away hatton’s confidence and got him confused.

  5. avren
    May 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    …see what happened to the ever boastful hatton? Goodness!…him and his coach ate all what they said against pacquiao…hahahah,…..hatton was very weak..boooooooooooooooooooooooo

  6. May 4, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    pacquiao reminds me of the great muhammed ali.

    ali was one of boxing’s greatest talent and a brilliant strategist.

    ali was known for his speed, but on foot work (pacquiao is on speed of punches). it was said that ali’s footwork was so fast that he effectively reduced the ring to 1/3 it’s actual size.

    then ali combined that to being a brilliant strategist. he used the rope-a-dope to perfection where he stayed on the ropes, took all the body blows, avoided the blows on the face to tire his opponent out, then he went for the kill.

    one of the most famous fight where he used this to great success was the Thrilla In Manila where ali took all the blows from joe frazier while on the ropes, got frazier very tired when they reached the 5th round, then ali moved on to knock out frazier on the 8th. it was one of the most celebrated fights of ali where he used the rope-a-dope.

    pacquiao also has both – excellent boxing skills, speed with throwing his punch and a disciplined boxer who sticks to the strategy and game plan developed for him by his trainer.

  7. May 4, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    i made a point about hatton was introduced first at the start of the fight when the customary sequence is the challenger who is pacquiao should be introduced first, followed by the champion, hatton.

    just read now the explanation for it:

    The oddsmakers rated Pacquiao a 2-to-5 favorite entering Saturday’s bout, which may not have reflected his healthy consensus in the court of public opinion. Everyone, it seemed, liked Manny. Hatton even opted to enter the ring first, the role typically reserved for the challenger; it was Pacquiao’s mythical pound-for-pound championship at stake, Hatton reasoned, more than his own junior welterweight crown.

    read in full here: http://tinyurl.com/cjmryu

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