Sunday, May 03, 2009

Manny Pacquiao knocked out Ricky Hatton at Round 2

At the delight of many Filipinos around the world, Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao knocked out Ricky Hatton at round 2 during the "The Battle of East and West" match that just took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas earlier today.

Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton from Tiam Kakavand on Vimeo.

Pacquiao was 148 and Hatton at 152 pounds at the start of the fight. Singers Martin Nievera and Tom Jones sang the country anthems.

Ricky Hatton entered the ring in a flamboyant gear with the British audience chanting for him. Manny Pacquiao made his appearance with the song Pilipino ang Lahi Ko and WWE Filipino wrestler Dave Batista on his side.

The first round was intense as Pacquiao delivered two knockdowns immediately. Hatton was not able to recover the from the upset and was knocked out at the 2nd round. It was a quick fight.

From this blog, congratulations Manny Pacquiao! Filipinos all over the world are cheering for you even more. Congratulations!

Floyd Mayweather Jr. are you next?

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Manny Pacquiao versus Ricky Hatton - may the better fighter win!

Filipino boxing lovers all over the world are anxious and eager about the upcoming fight between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton dubbed as the "The Battle of East and West". This is scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2nd.

In our case, this is the first time that we'll be managing another site as we monitor the fight at our Manny Pacquiao Facebook fan page where everyone is encouraged to join.

Hatton's edge
Some observers feel that Hatton has an advantage over Pacquiao. Primarily because, Pacquiao is smaller compared to his opponent. Hatton is also confident and challenged by how analysts are belittling his chances of beating Pacquiao. He encourages his followers to bet all they got - even their house. (oh my!)

Pacquiao ready
As always, Pacquiao does not underestimate any opponent and even expressed that the Hatton fight is something to look forward. He has already tuned his mind and body to the upcoming match. Although some say that his being humble is already to condition his fans in case he loses - that he is about to face a great opponent.

But what Pacquiao has that Hatton doesn't is the faith of the Filipino people. That in every fight, there is no crime committed, politics put aside, and Filipinos pray for him to win. That power and faith is something that can not be undermined and that puts a lot of responsibility, and even a miracle, for Pacquiao to come out victorious in the past.

But I agree that this fight is something to look forward to as both boxers have earned their respect by working hard without much trash talk.

May the better fighter win. From this blog, go Manny!