Will the Ricky Hatton Wonderland Survive the Pacman Typhoon?

Huwebes FernandezCorrespondent IApril 30, 2009

LAS VEGAS - APRIL 16:  Boxer Ricky Hatton of Great Britain talks with the press before a workout on April 16, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hatton will fight boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines on May 2, 2009 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

You got it right. The Hatton fan club has the most famous song in the whole boxing world; Hatton and his army of Brits heading once again to Las Vegas, our ears will be ringing and the Hattonnites will be singing:

"There's only one Ricky Hatton,
One Ricky Hatton, Walking along,
Singing a song,
Walking in a Hatton wonderland.”

The wonderland that Ricky Hatton created survived numerous typhoons in the years of its existence; however, not too long ago it was smashed by a hurricane called “Mayweather.” Since then, Hatton’s wonderland developed itself into a more complete and much stronger Kingdom under the watchful eye of Mr. Mayweather Senior.

Now with a defense like no other combined with power that has colonized and defeated every known light welterweight in the world, Hatton is now considered one of the most vicious body punchers in the sport.

Meet Ricky “THE HITMAN” Hatton.  The reigning and defending Ring Magazine's light welterweight and IBO light welterweight champion of the world.

On the other hand, a much stronger typhoon is heading towards the wonderland with a speed of 120 knots or 220 kilometer per hour, which will test the Hatton kingdom’s ramparts if indeed ready to face its next bigger challenge.

This major typhoon only started in Far East as a tropical cyclone but today is the most dangerous typhoon that conquered every known superstar in Mexico. Now he is aiming for the great land of the Brits to once again cause a great deal of damage to one of the Brits most illustrious superstar today.

Meet the people's champion, the reigning number one pound for pound boxer in the sport, the national hero and the fighting pride of the Philippines, Manny “PACMAN” Pacquiao.

Exaggeration it may seem, but this is one of the most awaited fights of the year the matchup between Ricky “THE HITMAN” Hatton and Manny “PACMAN” Pacquiao. These two gentlemen are the most celebrated and most supported superstars of boxing today carrying the load of their nation’s great expectations on top of their shoulders, Behind their punches they carry a strong desire to defend and win for their dominions.

This fight doesn’t need much hype anymore because this is the fight that everybody wants and a contest that is in the highest echelon of all contact sports.

The drama behind this fight is enough to trigger the fans to become restless and more passionate, trainers already started their verbal toss and expect that this will be one of those most classic fights that will vindicate the real meaning of true professional boxers and champions on their own rights and for their own native land.

The “Pac-Man”, being called the Pacific typhoon, has ruined those who tried to prevent him of his boxing immortality. Most of those who tried to cross his path are now shattered on their stools, may it be physical or emotional, and only a few prevailed during his younger days. He has that kindness outside the ring that may beatify him as a “SAINT.”

Inside the ring, he is a monster that always brings fear on his opponents, a possessed Tasmanian devil and a berserk who unleashes an out of control and powerful bombardment on his enemies, leaving them a question “what kind of punch had just hit them?”

Manny Pacquiao with only three loses in his career. The loses were eye openings for Pacquiao and with each lose Pacquiao moved one step higher on his career ladder.

Loses that urged him to always train harder than ever. His last lost against the great Erik “El Terrible” Morales even made him stronger and taught him an important lesson. No matter what happens, he must always focus, focus and focus.

Remember Manny in his first meeting and lose to Morales had many distractions in his training camp, a lot of people would hangout inside the gym watching his moves, while his previous promoter Murad Muhammad and his business managers bilked him out of more than 30 percent of his purse and left him with a huge tax liability.

Afterwards, Pacquiao made a promise to himself and to his countrymen that none of these distractions would bother him nor would he let his fans and his country be disappointed again.

On May 2, 2009, we are going to witness who will rise up and snatch that most renowned and invisible belt of being the Ring number one pound for pound king of boxing. Each pride and passion will get the attention.

One fighter will sit on his bench and the other will be raising his hands in triumph. One will crumble and the other will be victorious.  Who will cry and who will smile. The road to Las Vegas is now shining and eagerly waiting. Let the Pacific typhoon enter Hatton’s wonderland. Let one of the most anticipated fight of the year begin!

Meantime, let’s just all wait until May 2 and see if the Pacific typhoon has what it takes to ultimately annihilate and exterminate the entire Hatton wonderland.