Paquiao-Hatton: The Making Of a Classic?

dragonslayerGHCorrespondent IMay 1, 2009

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 18:  Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines celebrates his knockout victory against Erik Morales after their super featherweight bout at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 18, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao knocked out Morales in the third round.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Manny "Pacman" Paquiao and Ricky "Hitman" Hatton: Another Sugar Rey Leonard-Roberto Duran Classic? Then, let's have a Rematch! 

Yes, it is definitely going to be a classic!

The style of each fighter, the battle plan, the training and preparations point to that ultimate outcome.

But would it be the replay of the first or the second encounter of the boxing classic? Well, there you are, it is for this very reason that the boxing world has a divided opinion on the outcome of this mega-action fight.

If Pacman plays into the Hitman's game, which is very unlikely, the latter has a very good chance of winning. Even a KO on the later rounds.

However, should Pacman use his new found  ring savvy, as shown in his De La Hoya fight, then the outcome shall be, no doubt about it, Pacman in the later rounds by TKO (as the referee should stop a brutal and bloody fight). Or even a KO (with a stretcher in use) if  Hatton's glass-chin exposes itself.

Of course, Paquiao could get careless, and chooses to go toe-to-toe prematurely, and succumb to Hatton's devastating body shots.  

By prematurely, I mean, in the whole streatch of the fight when Hatton is still very strong, even in the later rounds.

The chances of Hatton being cut is high. But both fighters should be well conditioned to go the full distance, trading their best shots. Thus, a TKO is likely to happen. And Paquiao shall be the victor. There's a 70 to 30 percent chance of this happening. 

But Hatton is dead sure that 30 percent chance shall happen! That my friends, is what makes this mega-fight interesting. And a rematch is not a far possibility! For sure, only one fighter shall be the "last man standing". But the vanquished shall still be bankable in the gates and PPV.

Everybody—the fighters, the promoters, the trainers, and the fans shall be very happy! Everybody loves to see a classic twice over. Bring on Manny "The Pacman" Paquiao and Ricky "Hitman" Hatton Two!