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.