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Pacquiao vs. Hatton

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    Pacquiao KOs Hatton

    Manny Pacquiao ended his megafight with Ricky Hatton in a matter of minutes, knocking "The Hitman" out in the second round Saturday, May 2, 2009.

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    Who is Next?

    After knocking out Ricky Hatton in the second round, the future is bright for Manny Pacquiao. The new IBO and Ring Magazine World Junior Welterweight Champion has plenty of suitors for his next fight including Shane Mosely, Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather Jr. As for Hatton, is there talk of retirement?

  • Manny Pacquiao, right, punches at Ricky Hatton during their junior welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on May 2, 2009.

    After his knockout, Pacquiao mentioned in same breaths as Armstrong, Ali

    May 4, 2009

    The term “pound for pound” draws derision from some boxing insiders — perhaps because it lends itself to a subjective rather than a coolly logical analysis of the fight game, or perhaps because it is seen as the province of the pundits, the hoi polloi, the fans.

  • Manny Pacquiao poses after his second round knockout of Ricky Hatton at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2, 2009. With Pacquio are boxing promoter Bob Arum, second from right, and head trainer Freddie Roach, far right.

    Is Mayweather Jr. next up for Pacquiao?

    May 3, 2009

    If Floyd Mayweather Jr. planned to steal the spotlight away from Manny Pacquiao on Saturday by announcing his return to ring, that ruse was ruined before the second round even ended in Pacquiao’s megafight with Ricky Hatton. With one perfect punch, the “Pac-Man” flattened Hatton, cemented his already rock-solid legacy, and made boxing pundits wonder what's next for the pound-for-pound king.

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    East and West Weigh In

    With fight night just one day away, Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton weight in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao weighed in at 138 pounds while Hatton at 140 pounds.

  • Blog: Sports: Upon Further Review

    Pro Hatton crowd sings praises to their hero at weigh-in

    Round one goes to the Brits. The large majority of fans attending Friday’s weigh-in for Saturday’s megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton were on “The Hitman’s” side, and if there was any doubt about it — the flag-waving, song-chanting, pint-drinking pro-Hatton supporters made sure the rest of the 5,000-plus crowd heard about it at every possible opportunity.

  • Manny Pacquiao of Philippines speaks during a news conference in Hollywood, California on March 30, 2009. Hatton and Pacquiao will meet for a junior welterweight (140 lbs) bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2.

    Pacquiao’s fights provide peace in Philippines

    May 2, 2009

    Manny Pacquiao has a power that few people, if any throughout the world, possess. When the Filipino fights, men in the Philippines stop fighting. “I told them that if that can be the reason the guns will be silent in my country, I can fight every day — just for them,” said Pacquiao, who has been told by high-ranking military officials that during his boxing matches hostile guerrillas and the army call a truce.

  • James Bowes, right, 20, a friend of Ricky Hatton, poses with his uncle Andrew Hampson at his hotel room in Las Vegas Thursday, April 30, 2008. Bowes, who was born with hydrocephalus — water on the brain — will help lead Hatton into the ring for his title fight against Manny Pacquiao Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    Hatton’s No. 1 fan leads charge to ring

    May 1, 2009

    It’s rare to have an interview with someone as accommodating as James Bowes. Before any questions are asked, he wants to know where he should sit and what shirt he should wear.

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    Pacquiao vs. Hatton Press Conference

    Boxers Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton exchanged pleasantries and predictions Wednesday at the last press conference before their Saturday fight at the MGM Grand.

  • Junior welterweight boxer Manny Pacquiao, center, of the Philippines, heads to his room after making his official arrival at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., April 28, 2009. Boxing promoter Bob Arum is at left.  Pacquiao will fight Ricky Hatton of England at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2.

    Pac-Mom’ makes first U.S. visit to see her son fight

    April 28, 2009

    The situation has played out so many times before in his native Philippines that Manny Pacquiao was nearly unfazed when it occurred Tuesday afternoon in the United States. But nothing could have prepped Pacquiao’s guest of honor for the mob scene that spilled out at Mandalay Bay. While all the attention and excitement was strictly reserved for the pound-for-pound king, Pacquiao’s mother.

  • This week's Asian Journal beams about Manny Pacquiao's ceremonial first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game.

    Pacquiao revered as saint by Las Vegas Filipinos

    April 26, 2009

    Growing up in Manila, Efren Veando was 19 when Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought for the third and final time, in 1975, in the epic Thrilla in Manila at Araneta Coliseum. Friday afternoon, after the 53-year-old Veando loaded several bags of groceries in the back of his SUV in the Seafood City parking lot, he was asked about Manny Pacquiao. “He started out selling cigarettes and now he’s our great champion," Veando said. "He understands where he started. He gives a lot of hope to the youth of the Philippines."

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    Manny Pacquiao Training Day

    Manny Pacquiao trains at Freddie Roach's gym in Hollywood in preparation for May 2's Hatton fight in Las Vegas.

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With trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. watching, Ricky Hatton of England shadowboxes last Thursday during a media workout for his May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in Las Vegas.

    Hatton’s fighting chance against Pacquiao

    April 23, 2009

    Lem Banker, the dean of professional sports betting in Las Vegas, has witnessed just about every major boxing match since the middle of the last century.

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    Hatton Training Day

    Before his fight May 2nd against Manny Pacquiao, Ricky Hatton lets us inside his training session.