Ricky Hatton Will Get Knocked Out in the Late Rounds Against Manny Pacuqiao

noning antonioContributor IFebruary 23, 2009

One thing is for sure, Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton will fall in late rounds.

This was the comments made by some boxing observers across the globe thus, Pound-for Pound king Manny Pacquiao, is the much favorite fighter to win the battle on May 2, 2009, according to recent betting stats.

Comments were made available through various boxing forum in the internets and notably most of the remarks were that Hatton will get knockout in the late rounds most probably in the 10th round where he suffered the same defeat in the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. two years ago.

Hatton is known for his relentless attacks. He keeps coming forward and love to wrestle his opponent. He tries to intimidate his opponent purposely to take away confidence.

A fighter who doesn't know to keep his balance, use the ring and has slow footwork will definitely be in great trouble against the Brit Hitman.

But not in the case of the Filipino spit fire. Pacquiao is very effective with his footwork, lateral movement, and loves to use the four corners. He has the heart of the lion and could not easily be intimidated. Just look at his trunks it bears "NO FEAR."

If Hatton could not subdue the Pacman in the early going, then it will be a disadvantage for the Brit fighter.

I share the same opinion with Coach Freddie "The Genius" Roach, who settled a prediction for a ninth round stoppage against Hatton. I presume Hatton will get tired and get discourage in the late rounds prompted Pacquiao to capitalize it and then, Boom!  Hatton is down in the canvass.

Now, if you're to be asked, what is your prediction?