Manny Pacquiao Knocks Out Ricky Hatton In The Second Round
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Manny Pacquiao Proves That He's The Best Pound For Pound Boxer In The World. Bring On Money!

5/3/09 in Boxing   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

In case you missed Manny Pacquiao's destruction of Ricky Hatton last night, here's the fight in it's entirety.

The next stop for Manny looks to be Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr., who is coming out of retirement to fight Juan Manuel Marquez. If Mayweather beats Marquez, than a Mayweather-Pacquiao meeting looks inevitable.

Coul This be the fight that saves boxing? It looks like it could be... at least for the time being. How much would YOU pay to see Mayweather-Pacquiao?
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5/6/09   |   monkey_brain_soup

Floyd Mayweather (both Sr. and Jr.)...they just love to talk....Manny, on the other hand, (his English is not so good) lets his fists do the talking.

 

5/5/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

lenrad wrote:
Yep, saw Batista coming in with Pacman.  Batista is Filipino-Greek.  It was Batista's request to be part of Manny's entourage.  The girl who sang he US Anthem is Filipino-Mexican.  I guess, anyone whoever has Filipino blood was just proud to be Filipino during the fight! 

As well they should be!

5/5/09   |   lenrad   |   3 respect

Manny's 2nd round knock-out was really amazing!  I didn't even had the chance to finish my drink!  Anyway, as Coach Roach puts it - "I don't care if he (Mayweather) thinks, whatever his name is, May-wea-ther, says that he's the best coach... My guy (Manny) is just better!" - very well said, Coach Roach!

5/5/09   |   lenrad   |   3 respect

BluDevil wrote:
We need another fight to save boxing?

I remember when Tyson/Lewis was the fight that was going to save boxing. Then recently, it was De La Hoya/Mayweather was the fight that was going to save boxing. Then it was De La Hoya/Pacquiao....

Look, either you like boxing or you don't. But every big fight that comes along cannot keep on being "the fight that will save boxing". Boxing is pretty healthy right now, as evidenced by the PPV buys of Hatton/Pacquiao last night. Both of those guys made 12M minimum for the fight and that's before the PPV buys were added in. You don't see the biggest guys in MMA making 12M in a fight, not yet.

And did anyone see Batista coming in with Pac Man? That was odd. Certainly was kind of exciting if you are a WWE fan, I'd think, but still kind of odd.

Yep, saw Batista coming in with Pacman.  Batista is Filipino-Greek.  It was Batista's request to be part of Manny's entourage.  The girl who sang he US Anthem is Filipino-Mexican.  I guess, anyone whoever has Filipino blood was just proud to be Filipino during the fight! 

5/4/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Mosley absolutely should get a shot, but I don't think Pac Man or Money want anything to do with Shane at this point. More than likely Shane is going to have to fight Paul Williams or Cotto.

5/4/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

edzelgalguerra wrote:
It's not odd. Batista has a Filipino blood. Half-filipino, half-Greek. We, Filipinos, applauded him for recognizing his root.

I think you misunderstand me. I was saying it was odd that a WWE star would be accompanying a boxer, just like it would be odd to see the Big Show accompanying Money Mayweather to the ring.

5/4/09   |   Einna

mayweather sr. is so rude that's why they lose in the fight

5/4/09   |   Einna

manny pacquiao the greatest fighter of all time!

5/4/09   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

Lots of boxers, their coaches and their fans have said they would beat Pacquiao before they got in the ring.  Even more have said they are faster and pond for pound better.  If Mayweather beats Marquez then maybe we find out who is better.  In my opinion Mayweather will talk and dance for show, however Pac Man will win for dough!

5/4/09   |   Poli_   |   93 respect

 Mayweather vs.Pacquiao...bring it on

5/4/09   |   mistery_mo_ako

hatton and his coach loves to talk... yet fell down 3 times in 2 rounds..... isn't it too shameful!!!!

5/4/09   |   DevilAssasin   |   7 respect

Mayweather senior is all talk!!! blah blah blah... and his boxer eat up explosive punch!! Ya-Ha...

5/4/09   |   rajvisheth1

hi i am raj i like sports and my best sport is tennis

5/3/09   |   Murph   |   4 respect

edzelgalguerra wrote:
Well, like father like son. Filling in confidence and false belief with his boastful mouth. We will see in Mayweather-Pacman fight. The Filipino fighter is not arrogant of his God-given talent. He shows much of what he has in the fight and not on press interviews and talkings.
Maybe not a win for Manny but surely Floyd won't be the same Pretty Boy anymore after that fight.

Arrogance has nothing to do with skill. Floyd is the most talented fighter and the most arrogant fighter. The two things are separate traits in a boxer and there not connected in anyway. Some people cheer for the guy who speaks less and just fights, that doesn't make the quiet guy any better of a boxer though. I think win lose or draw Floyd will be Floyd. As long as he's making money and his house is still big and his pockets are still fat he's winning at the end of the day.

5/3/09   |   bhopp4p1

claudiomota3 wrote:
De La Hoya beat Mayweather in reality so that means manny is gonna kill pretty boy floyd if they do fight

Even if you give Oscar the benefit of the doubt and think he beat Mayweather, I don't think he did and more importantly neither did the judges, you can't say Manny would beat Floyd because of how they did against Oscar.  If that was the cause, how did Ali beat Foreman?  Frazier beat Ali and then was destroyed by Foreman, but Ali still beat Foreman.  Styles make fights.

5/3/09   |   bhopp4p1

frenchy62 wrote:
Manny completely destroyed Hatton and is indeed an incredible fighter. But as far as "saving boxing", I don't know that such a thing can be done with a particular fight. I personally think boxing would make a great move getting away from selling these fights on high-dollar PPV and get back on network television or at least ESPN. The sport of boxing has isolated itself from all but the most rabid fans; I think that simply by making itself accessible to more people, the sport of boxing just might thrive again.

Friday Night Fights is still on ESPN and has been for over ten years.  Boxing will never get away form ppv because too many fights recently have done such great ppv buy numbers.  And lets not forget that every weekend there is either a fight or two on HBO or Showtime.

5/3/09   |   ruvian   |   17 respect

Come on people tell it how it is. Mayweather is the best P4P dancer in the ring. I can't believe that people just realize who Pac Man is. I remember watching some of his fights years ago & was impressed by him. I wanna see the PacMan vs. Pretty Boy. I just hope there is no dancing.

5/3/09   |   edzelgalguerra

It's not odd. Batista has a Filipino blood. Half-filipino, half-Greek. We, Filipinos, applauded him for recognizing his root.

5/3/09   |   edzelgalguerra

Murph wrote:
lol Mayweather will beat the brakes off of Manny...I don't have any doubts about that. Now that Mayweather is officially out of retirement.......the best pound for pound fighter is definitely Floyd.

Well, like father like son. Filling in confidence and false belief with his boastful mouth. We will see in Mayweather-Pacman fight. The Filipino fighter is not arrogant of his God-given talent. He shows much of what he has in the fight and not on press interviews and talkings.
Maybe not a win for Manny but surely Floyd won't be the same Pretty Boy anymore after that fight.

5/3/09   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Michael_Luchies wrote:
vid's gone

Holy crap... this is like the 4th one... give me a minute.

5/3/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

vid's gone

5/3/09   |   calchers909

If Mayweather and Paquiao fight will be materialized..wanna see who will carry the victory...strength does not come from physical capacity alone..but from an indomitable will..

5/3/09   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

frenchy62 wrote:
Manny completely destroyed Hatton and is indeed an incredible fighter. But as far as "saving boxing", I don't know that such a thing can be done with a particular fight. I personally think boxing would make a great move getting away from selling these fights on high-dollar PPV and get back on network television or at least ESPN. The sport of boxing has isolated itself from all but the most rabid fans; I think that simply by making itself accessible to more people, the sport of boxing just might thrive again.

I think it's just incredibly boring 90% of the time, and that's why people aren't really into it anymore.

Why watch a couple guys punch once or twice and then hug, get separated, punch, hug, get separated, punch, hug, etc... when they could just watch MMA, where the clinch game is just as exciting as trading punches?

5/3/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Manny may have gotten a better fight from some of the Hatton fans in the rafters.

5/3/09   |   claudiomota3

BluDevil wrote:
Riiiiiiggggghhhhhtttttt.......... Just like De La Hoya really beat Trinidad, or Shane Mosley... or just like De La Hoya didn't really dress up like a woman and have his picture taken.... riiiiiigggghhhhttttttt.........

hilaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaariooussssssssss

5/3/09   |   frenchy62   |   3 respect

Manny completely destroyed Hatton and is indeed an incredible fighter. But as far as "saving boxing", I don't know that such a thing can be done with a particular fight. I personally think boxing would make a great move getting away from selling these fights on high-dollar PPV and get back on network television or at least ESPN. The sport of boxing has isolated itself from all but the most rabid fans; I think that simply by making itself accessible to more people, the sport of boxing just might thrive again.

5/3/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Candilious wrote:
I Guess "The Animal" Batista in the corner of  Manny  was his good luck charm...
Manny fought a great fight and got everything he rightful deserves........ congrates!!!

With that being said is he ready for a pound for pound showdown with the world's best?
Floyd speakin with The Sun Newpaper stated:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JNR is back — and he believes he's still the greatest fighter on the planet.

Since retiring after his win over Ricky Hatton in December 2007, Mayweather has seen Manny Pacquiao establish himself as boxing's pound-for-pound king.

But the Pretty Boy, who will return to the ring against Juan Manuel Marquez on July 18, reckons not even Pacquiao can take his place as the sweet science's No1.

Mayweather, 32, said: "I left on top and I'm coming back on top. Nobody has taken my throne.

"When I made my decision to retire, I felt like it was time for me to go. I had been boxing my whole life and felt like I had done all that I could do.

"But after I had time to rest, enjoy life with my family and friends, I started to miss the competition and my fans.

"I am ready to return to boxing and give people another dose of the Mayweather experience.

"When you bet on Floyd Mayweather, it's a sure win."

Mayweather is confident he will make short work of Marquez — opening the door to a money-spinning showdown with Pacquiao.

He added: "I am not wasting any time with a tune-up fight as I'm going straight to the top.

"Marquez called me out immediately after his victory over Juan Diaz in February and now he gets his wish.

"What he is going to find out is that you should be very careful what you wish for."

Agree with about 90% of this article, but really, Marquez is not the only guy who's called out Floyd. So has Paul Williams and Shane Mosley. But you don't see Floyd granting either of their wishes, so why grant JMMs? I'll tell you why. The reality is that JMM is a tune up for Floyd. Then he'll go after one of the real top guys.

5/3/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

claudiomota3 wrote:
De La Hoya beat Mayweather in reality so that means manny is gonna kill pretty boy floyd if they do fight

Riiiiiiggggghhhhhtttttt.......... Just like De La Hoya really beat Trinidad, or Shane Mosley... or just like De La Hoya didn't really dress up like a woman and have his picture taken.... riiiiiigggghhhhttttttt.........

5/3/09   |   Candilious

I Guess "The Animal" Batista in the corner of  Manny  was his good luck charm...
Manny fought a great fight and got everything he rightful deserves........ congrates!!!

With that being said is he ready for a pound for pound showdown with the world's best?
Floyd speakin with The Sun Newpaper stated:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JNR is back — and he believes he's still the greatest fighter on the planet.

Since retiring after his win over Ricky Hatton in December 2007, Mayweather has seen Manny Pacquiao establish himself as boxing's pound-for-pound king.

But the Pretty Boy, who will return to the ring against Juan Manuel Marquez on July 18, reckons not even Pacquiao can take his place as the sweet science's No1.

Mayweather, 32, said: "I left on top and I'm coming back on top. Nobody has taken my throne.

"When I made my decision to retire, I felt like it was time for me to go. I had been boxing my whole life and felt like I had done all that I could do.

"But after I had time to rest, enjoy life with my family and friends, I started to miss the competition and my fans.

"I am ready to return to boxing and give people another dose of the Mayweather experience.

"When you bet on Floyd Mayweather, it's a sure win."

Mayweather is confident he will make short work of Marquez — opening the door to a money-spinning showdown with Pacquiao.

He added: "I am not wasting any time with a tune-up fight as I'm going straight to the top.

"Marquez called me out immediately after his victory over Juan Diaz in February and now he gets his wish.

"What he is going to find out is that you should be very careful what you wish for."

5/3/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

teststs wrote:
@lanesfood1... Of course I do agree with you. Mayweather will beat Manny...in the dance floor I guess...LoL . But if Mayweather will do dancing if he faced Manny, surely Roach-Manny will create another and stunning strategy to beat the Cowardly-Arrogant Mayweather dance steps. I really want to see it too. Especially when Manny will beat the daylights out of him.

We'll see how much Roach can do because this fight between Money and Pac Man wouldn't happen until late this year or perhaps early 2010. Pac Man and Roach already brought in Moorer, because Roach's Parkinson's disease is advancing to the point where he can't do what he used to do. So it might be Moorer who is really doing the training for Pac Man by the time he'd face Money. And who knows how that would work out?

5/3/09   |   claudiomota3

De La Hoya beat Mayweather in reality so that means manny is gonna kill pretty boy floyd if they do fight

5/3/09   |   teststs

@lanesfood1... Of course I do agree with you. Mayweather will beat Manny...in the dance floor I guess...LoL . But if Mayweather will do dancing if he faced Manny, surely Roach-Manny will create another and stunning strategy to beat the Cowardly-Arrogant Mayweather dance steps. I really want to see it too. Especially when Manny will beat the daylights out of him.

5/3/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

alab wrote:

Batista and Pac Man are both Filipinos. For 2 years now, Batista have been wanting to join in Manny's entourage... :)

That's the connection then... so I guess that is a Phillipines Flag tat that Batista has?

5/3/09   |   lanesfood1

5/3/09   |   lanesfood1

Mayweather, might have a better fight then ever, not to say he will beat mayweather, just to say, Mayweather will beat the daylights out of him.

5/3/09   |   Murph   |   4 respect

lol Mayweather will beat the brakes off of Manny...I don't have any doubts about that. Now that Mayweather is officially out of retirement.......the best pound for pound fighter is definitely Floyd.

5/3/09   |   alab

BluDevil wrote:
We need another fight to save boxing?

I remember when Tyson/Lewis was the fight that was going to save boxing. Then recently, it was De La Hoya/Mayweather was the fight that was going to save boxing. Then it was De La Hoya/Pacquiao....

Look, either you like boxing or you don't. But every big fight that comes along cannot keep on being "the fight that will save boxing". Boxing is pretty healthy right now, as evidenced by the PPV buys of Hatton/Pacquiao last night. Both of those guys made 12M minimum for the fight and that's before the PPV buys were added in. You don't see the biggest guys in MMA making 12M in a fight, not yet.

And did anyone see Batista coming in with Pac Man? That was odd. Certainly was kind of exciting if you are a WWE fan, I'd think, but still kind of odd.
(Edited by alab)

Batista and Pac Man are both Filipinos. For 2 years now, Batista have been wanting to join in Manny's entourage... :)

5/3/09   |   guylake   |   321 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Agreed, Marquez is dangerous. But Money can fight *whoever* he wants because he is *the* draw in the sport. Money could have said he was coming back to fight Pac Man and that deal would have gotten done. Or Paul Williams. Or Shane Mosley. Or Miguel Cotto. But Money is no dummy. He knows that JMM is ranked #2 P4P but he also knows of all those guys I just listed the one he can beat most easily is JMM. Money has made a career of taking on guys who were quality fighters but not really the absolute best in the business.

If Money takes on Paul WIlliams, soon, and KOs him then that would really be stunning. But I do think Money can beat Pac Man, Sugar Shane or Cotto, I just don't think those are great fights. Money is gonna wreck JMM.

Agree with you on both points, especially on Hatton. Good fighter, great PR man, who has a talent ceiling well below the elites like Pac and Mayweather.


5/3/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

guylake wrote:
Marquez is actually a dangerous fighter. Obviously smart $ is on Mayweather but Marquez is not some straw dummy they are throwing out there.
(Edited by BluDevil)

Agreed, Marquez is dangerous. But Money can fight *whoever* he wants because he is *the* draw in the sport. Money could have said he was coming back to fight Pac Man and that deal would have gotten done. Or Paul Williams. Or Shane Mosley. Or Miguel Cotto. But Money is no dummy. He knows that JMM is ranked #2 P4P but he also knows of all those guys I just listed the one he can beat most easily is JMM. Money has made a career of taking on guys who were quality fighters but not really the absolute best in the business.

If Money takes on Paul WIlliams, soon, and KOs him then that would really be stunning. But I do think Money can beat Pac Man, Sugar Shane or Cotto, I just don't think those are great fights. Money is gonna wreck JMM.

5/3/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

guylake wrote:
Ricky looked slow. That knockout was nuts. :01 left in the round and Pac Man unloads on Ricky. No combination needed...just a one and done to the chin.

I went in threesies for the fight ($15) and am not feeling like I got that good of a bargain. Trying to talk myself into it. The most exciting part was wondering  how long Hatton would last. It was obvious he was completely outclassed within 30 seconds of the 1st round. I remember thinking with 20 seconds left in the 2nd that he was going to make it out of the round. I had finished my 1st (and last) beer of the fight. Hatton was just slow and obviously defense is an anathema to him. Not really succeeding with the talking myself into it.

Look, I agree that Hatton looked slow but frankly against Pac Man lightning looks slow. Hatton has won a ton of great fights, he's just not up there with Pac Man in terms of speed or power, but who is? There might be one or two guys in the world right now that can hang with Pac Man. That's not a knock on Hatton, who I think has done more with less talent than any boxer in this (or perhaps any) era.

Hatton, with his skills and lifestyle, should never have been able to beat Kosta Tzu, should never have been able to rise through the ranks to become the undisputed 140 lb champ, should never have been able to rise up enough to challenge Money Mayweather or Pac Man. But he did. And he lost, but there is no shame in that. He's come really far for a guy with his skill level.

5/3/09   |   guylake   |   321 respect

(Edited by guylake)

Ricky looked slow. That knockout was nuts. :01 left in the round and Pac Man unloads on Ricky. No combination needed...just a one and done to the chin.

I went in threesies for the fight ($15) and am not feeling like I got that good of a bargain. Trying to talk myself into it. The most exciting part was wondering  how long Hatton would last. It was obvious he was completely outclassed within 30 seconds of the 1st round. I remember thinking with 20 seconds left in the 2nd that he was going to make it out of the round. I had finished my 1st (and last) beer of the fight. Hatton was just slow and obviously defense is an anathema to him. Not really succeeding with the talking myself into it.

5/3/09   |   guylake   |   321 respect

Marquez is actually a dangerous fighter. Obviously smart $ is on Mayweather but Marquez is not some straw dummy they are throwing out there.

5/3/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

First, I take it all back. Pac Man is the P4P king, he showed it last night. At this point, the only guys I think that could give him a challenge are Paul Williams or Money Mayweather. Frankly I think a Pac Man/Mayweather fight would be kind of boring because Money would dance away from Pac Man for most of the fight and would try to win a decision on points by frustrating Pac Man. You certainly wouldn't see Money rush right in to mix it up with Pac Man the same way Hatton did.

But Money will hammer JMM and then we might see Money take on Pac Man. Frankly, I'd rather see Pac Man take on Sugar Shane Mosley or Miguel Cotto and I'd rather see Money take on Paul Williams.

5/3/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

We need another fight to save boxing?

I remember when Tyson/Lewis was the fight that was going to save boxing. Then recently, it was De La Hoya/Mayweather was the fight that was going to save boxing. Then it was De La Hoya/Pacquiao....

Look, either you like boxing or you don't. But every big fight that comes along cannot keep on being "the fight that will save boxing". Boxing is pretty healthy right now, as evidenced by the PPV buys of Hatton/Pacquiao last night. Both of those guys made 12M minimum for the fight and that's before the PPV buys were added in. You don't see the biggest guys in MMA making 12M in a fight, not yet.

And did anyone see Batista coming in with Pac Man? That was odd. Certainly was kind of exciting if you are a WWE fan, I'd think, but still kind of odd.

5/3/09   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

um...wow! Pacquiao could be one of those fabled fighters...I would love to see Mayweather face him.