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

Seek and Destroy: Pacquiao Makes Quick Work of Hitless Hatton

LAS VEGAS - MAY 01:  Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses after stepping on the scale at 138 pounds during the weigh-in for his junior welterweight title fight against Ricky Hatton of England at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 1, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Ronnie BlairContributor IMay 3, 2009

I WAS WRONG! In the field of public relations there is a saying, "Eat crow and eat it while its hot." Manny Pacuiaqo destroys Ricky Hatton. The most eye opening thing about this fight is the nature to which Ricky started the fight. I expected to see more boxing, yet he seemed to be very reckless.

Manny was very sharp, very quick and very very powerful. Hatton only aided in his own destruction by rushing into punches. I earlier stated that I wasnt a fan of either fighter, well tonight, I must say that I believe that Manny is one of the best fighters on the planet.

What's next for Ricky? Who knows, who really even cares? He was a great action fighter but his days in the lime light were shattered by Manny. Someone make me understand why you hire a man to make you a better boxer, but you fight like Rocky in the first Rocky movie?

Manny at the moment is the man to beat in the sport of boxing. His skills are above most of the fighters that fight in the weight classes that he goes up and down, but there are others out there ready and willing to take on the Pac-man. Most say Sugar Shane, some say Marquez, but for me his greatest challenge has something to do with money.

Stay tuned.

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