May 4, 2009

Pacman-Hatton: Battle of the East and West Recap

yey! he won again! we are no underdogs and People's Champ, Manny Pacquiao proved it 5 times over after his big fight with former welterweight champion Ricky Hatton of Manchester, UK. though it's kind of "bitin" of only having 2 rounds, that big blow by Manny's southpaw knocked Ricky Hatton down. the West is no match for the East.

we were waiting for the fight on TV and on the radio simultaneously. we sure did make a lot of electricity consumption during Pacquiao fights. the TV was showing the delayed telecast of the undercards and the radio was relaying what was really going on live. i haven't got the chance to see it online, the live radio announcements are enough for me.

The National Anthems
Martin Nievera sang the Philippine National Anthem. i didn't like it. why? the arrangement is not good and not sang properly for a respected musician in the industry. haven't they learned from the previous cases of trashing the Philippine National Anthem? there's nothing wrong in singing it proudly but please, let's stick with the original arrangement.

then Tom Jones sang God Save the Queen of the Brits and Jasmine Villegas for the Star Spangled Banner.

expect the line up of politicians and famous local supporters of Pacman. but there's more than just the Philippine people who bet on MP and able to witness the event. famous wrestler Dave Batista escorted MP to the ring, Hollywood moviestars Mark Wahlberg and Jack Nicholson, and international hitmakers, Mariah Carey and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs were seen on the event. Oscar Dela Hoya, once defeated by MP, was also seen on venue in support of Hatton.

The Fight
only 2 rounds and Hatton's a goner. twice he fell on the first round. first he outbalanced himself when he tried to jab Pacman in the face but Manny had escaped it thus Hatton overturned and fell. Ricky Hatton almost cornered MP on the side of the ring, also grasping him and punch him on the sides -- not very clean tactic. MP's 67 inches reach was able to throw punches on Hatton's face making him a little dizzy. also, MP's speed is his ace.

with about 10 seconds in Round 2, Pacman hits Hatton on the right jaw with his south paw while Ricky Hatton attempts to give MP a punch on Manny's right side. he never saw it coming and totally unaware that made him fall to end.

Manny Pacquiao claims Ricky Hatton's title and still reign as the Greatest Fighter of all time.


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