Boxing KO of the Day: Manny Pacquiao's Left-Hook Blitz of Ricky Hatton
Manny Pacquiao had some great knockouts in his career leading up to his fight with Ricky Hatton, but not even he could’ve envisaged the utter devastation his left-hook would’ve inflicted on the British born Hitman.
In some respects, their fight seemed like amateur night—The Hitman couldn’t fathom Pac-Man's missile seeking right-hooks which, on several occasions, found their target.
With regards to the fight, the moniker The Hitman was a misnomer.
The opening round saw Pac-Man detonate one of his heat seeking missiles on The Hitman’s chin—he went to ground.
Pac-Man followed that up with a left-hook to the head of The Hitman—he tasted the canvas again.
Even though The Hitman survived the round, the damage was done.
Enter round two and Pac-Man began where he left off—connecting at will—using Hatton’s chin for target practice with left-right combos.
Finally with less than 10 seconds to go in round two, Pac-Man unleashed a hellish looking left-hook for the ages that sent The Hitman to the canvas one last time.
It left him in a dream come nightmarish state of being—the rout was complete.
It might’ve been a frightening finish to proceedings, but the left-hook Pac-man executed was a thing of exquisite beauty.
Prior to that, the only other loss on The Hitman’s career was a 10th round TKO at the hands of Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
And that’s where the similarity ends.
Pac-Mans spectacular left-hook more or less put an end to The Hitman’s boxing career—he would never fight again.
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