Look Out for Ricky Hatton's Power

Don AbrahamContributor IMay 1, 2009

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 23:  (R-L) Ricky Hatton of Great Britain throws a right at Jose Luis Castillo of Mexico in the first round of their junior welterweight bout at Thomas & Mack Center on June 23, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ricky Hatton goes into Saturdays fight an underdog against Manny Pacquaio, an overrated champion. Not to say Manny is not a great champion, but he is overrated. 

When Hatton was on the verge of fighting Floyd Mayweather, more people gave him a chance to win then they do against Pacquaio.

Unbelievable, Floyd Mayweather is two steps ahead of Pacquaio. Hatton will let the world know come saturday night at the MGM.

Manny Pacqauio is fighting his third fight at 140lbs, the first fight was against a sub par David Diaz, the second fight was against a washed up, untrained, and dehydrated Oscar De La Hoya, whose ex trainer was training Pacquaio. Not to mention De La Hoya came down 8lbs in weight. Pacquaio wont have those advantage this time.

Pacquaio is going up against a solid Ricky Hatton. Who has punching power unlike Manny has seen against anyone at 140.There is a reason Pacquaio has three losses and two draws under his belt. "Hes extremely beatable."

This will be Pacquaio's first time fighting a Non-Mexican Fighter in five years. No offense to Mexican fighters, but everyone in the boxing world know that Mexican fighters have a weak gut, which is the perfect opponent for a boxer with speed, like Pacquaio. Ricky Hatton has a strong gut.  

Ricky Hatton, will utilize his power and reach to get inside Pacquaio to exploit his weak chin that is not often tested. Ricky Hatton's trainer is Floyd Mayweather Sr., the best trainer in the world. 

Ricky Hatton will frustrate and disturb Pacquaio all night long, Pacquaio will not find room to land the crisp and clean punches he has landed the past two fights. This is Pacquaio's first real test against a fighter who has solidified himself at 140lbs.

Ricky Hatton in his fight against Floyd Mayweather was exposed to a great combination of speed and power. Pacquaio has speed, but not like Mayweather, Pacquaio has power, but not like Mayweather. Hatton went toe-to-toe with Mayweather, something no boxer has ever dared to do.

If Hatton has the heart he he showed against Mayweather, combined with the skills he will receive from Mayweather Sr., he will knock Pacquaio out. 

With Floyd Sr. in his corner I'm sure Hatton, has gained some knowledge on how to beat speedy fighters, especially one who does not have the power to knockout a welterweight.

Don't expect Ricky Hatton to display the same game plan as De La Hoya and Diaz. Hatton will be prepare to show Pacquaio what its like to compete with the best of the best in the welterweight division.

The perception that Pacquaio is this unbeatable champ is mind blowing to an avid boxing fan like me. He has three losses and two draws for a reason, plus his hit the canvas numerous times as a lightweight. Expect for thundering blows from Hatton all night long.