Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton Bout | Result Forecast

Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton Bout | Result Forecast

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When Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Ricky “Hitman” Hatton collide on May 2, Saturday (Sunday morning here in the Philippines) at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA for the latter’s Ring Magazine and IBO World Junior Welterweight titles, the superbout will be dubbed as “The Battle of East and West.”

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said that it’s a takeoff on Rudyard Kipling’s poem titled “The Ballad of East and West” where you can find this line, “When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth”.

The title of the bout is very fitting isn’t it? Two great warriors from each side of the world will meet at the boxing ring to settle once and for all who is the best at their division.

It’s one more week to go before the bout but both fighters are already prepared and at their peak form. In order for Manny Pacquiao not to burn-out from the intensive training given by his coach Freddie Roach, he has taken a breather by delivering the ceremonial first pitch before the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres game last Wednesday. However, boxing aficionados are not having a break. The internet is abuzz with all kinds of news and stories about the bout. Tickets are already sold out. Las Vegas and online betting lines are active which give Manny a 2:1 odds to win the bout. HBO has also created a 24/7 TV Special of the fight.

Basing on the tale of the tape, Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton are almost even in terms of body built. Their fight records are both sterling too with Pacquiao having a 68% KO rate while Hatton, 69.5%. On the quality of opponents, I give a slight advantage to Pacquiao. Hatton has an advantage in the weight division as he has been lording over it for 12 years now while this will be Pacquiao’s first.

Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton poster

I think Hitman is stronger but Pacman is quicker and has more stamina. They are equal in terms of heart as they both don’t want to disappoint their legion of fans. But in the end, only one will remain standing proud and victorious.

My fearless forecast?

Manny Pacquiao by KO in Round 6!

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UPDATE May 3, 2009: I underestimated Manny Pacquiao’s power a little bit. The end for Ricky Hatton came at the 2nd round with a knockout!

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10 Responses to “Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton Bout | Result Forecast”

  1. Meet Her Here Says:

    Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton sounds like it’s going to be a huge fight. I have to confess that I’m not much of a boxing fan, but I am amazed at how much money they make per huge match. The East Meets West theme works well with what’s going on here and is a good approach to marketing. Your blog entry has piqued my interest, so perhaps I’ll tune in to see what’s going on with the fight. As a final thought I love the poster of this fight. It’s very attractive and I would actually love to own one myself.

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    ark Reply:

    I’m glad to have piqued a non-boxing fan’s interest with this post. Yes, there could not be any better theme than the one presented for this fight. Great marketers have worked on this. After all, it involves millions of dollar$$$. ;-)

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  2. mike Says:

    Im also giving this fight to pacquiao.Hatton is such a formidable opponent and not a patsy.I think the fight wil be decided in the 2nd half.

    Round 10 KO for pacquiao ako bro.

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  3. pacman_fan Says:

    Un pala ang ibig sabihin nung title na The Battle of East and West. Galing pala iyon sa poem ni Rudyard Kipling. Dito ko lang nalaman iyon. Nice post. Pacman will KO Hatton within 4 rounds ako.

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  4. Selboy Says:

    i go for pacman. his speed and strenth plus the strategy will kicked hatton off the canvas

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    ark Reply:

    Hmmm.. 4-0 na for Pacquiao in this post. Anyone rooting for Hatton?

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  5. Badong Says:

    not a fan of pacman. pero mas masaya ang pinas kung mananalo siya.

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    pacman_fan Reply:

    Bsta pacman all d way ako.

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    ark Reply:

    Oo na, obvious naman sa name na gamit mo eh. :-D

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    pacman_fan Reply:

    yeehhheeeyyy!!!! panalo si pacman… grabe ung ko na un.tulog talaga si hitman!

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