2009 Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton logo2009 Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton

Pacquiao-Hatton Fight Will End Up in a Bloody Mess

LAS VEGAS - MAY 01:  (L-R) Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Ricky Hatton of England shake hands after both fighters stepped on the scale during the weigh-in for their junior welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 1, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
noning antonioContributor IMay 1, 2009

Two great warriors both are representing their respective countries, possessed terrible boxing abilities which catapult them to the top of the boxing industries.

Judgment day comes on May 3, 200, when east meets west. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, the Pound-for-Pound King takes on IBO welterweight champion Ricky "Hitman" Hatton, the king of the 140lbs division.

As preparation revs up for tomorrow’s fight, opinions, analysts, and predictions surfaced from the Internet to television down to local airwaves. Boxing aficionados has their own predictions leading to this fight.

In the Philippines where Paquiao hail, majority of the Filipinos are predicting the bout ending via knock out in favor for their countryman while some also gave their nods to Hatton who believed that Hatton will stop the pacman with vicious body attacks.

I foresee the bout will end up with a bloody mess...of course there will be a knockout. Again, I bet my money with the Pound for Pound king. In the opening round Hatton will try to apply pressure and show his superiority on Pacquiao, but the Filipino fighter will pepper the hitman with jabs and straight left and right uppercut to back him off.

Round Two, again Hatton will apply the same strategy and will unleashed vicious combinations on pacman's body but only few will land but not damaging as the pacman will be too elusive using the ring with his unprecedented lateral movements.

Round Three and Four, Pacquiao will start to dominate the rounds en route to a stoppage in the eight rounds. Pacquiao speed and power will dominate Hatton. He will pummel Hatton with lightning combinations to the face and to the body. Hatton will try to break Pacquiao's momentum but the pacman is just too fast for him.

In between round five and six, a nasty cut will open in the face of the hitman. Hatton will suffer a cut courtesy of legitimates blows. At this juncture, Hatton will now unleash dirty tricks to thwart Pacquiao's onslaught.

But again, Pacquaio's speed, power and endurance will flaunt, banging Hatton's body with punches which are coming from the different angles and the hitman will soon realize that this man is a hell of a machine and will utter "I couldn’t see the punches coming".

Round eight as I predicted, the fight will end via KO. Either Pacquiao will stop Hatton or the referee will intervene and will call the night-off for Hatton. 

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