To the camp of Ricky Hatton: Another warning shot has just been fired.
Manny Pacquiao was described lately as a more powerful puncher than Antonio Margarito.
The one who gave this new warning was no other that Rashad Holloway, the current sparring partner of Pacquiao and the former sparring partner of Margarito.
Having said that, Holloway is indeed an authoritative source.
If Margarito was strong enough to be able to put the lights out of Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto, then we can only imagine how powerful Manny Pacquiao is.
A lot of boxing experts are even saying Manny's punches are underrated which I believe is true.
By logical examination, it would seem like Hatton might not be able to take Pacquiao's punches after all. Cotto is a much bigger fighter than Hatton yet he was downed by a guy who isn't as powerful as Pacquiao.
Add up the speed factor and the footwork, then I could really say "Hitman" Hatton will not know what hit him.
He will only find out when he watches the replay on HBO.
Provided that Holloway was not bluffing, the only chance Ricky has is either to land a lucky punch or face a reckless "Pacman," which is very unlikely.
Pacquiao by late round stoppage.