Phenomenal Pacquiao knocks-out Hatton in second-roundMay 3rd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Las Vegas, May 3 (DPA) Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao demolished Briton Ricky Hatton with a stunning second-round knockout in their junior-welterweight title bout in Nevada.
Cementing his claim as the world’s best boxer pound-for-pound, perhaps of all time, Pacquiao shocked the hard-driving Hatton with a sweeping right hook that dropped him to the canvas in the first round Sauturday night.
The southpaw Pacquiao followed up with a combination shortly after the standing eight-count, sending the Hatton down for the second time in the opening round.
In the second round, Pacquiao drilled a devastating overhand left that knocked Hatton unconscious, ended the bout that took less time than the singing of three national anthems during the introduction.
Pacquiao improved his record to 49-3 with two draws, racking up his 37th knockout. Hatton fell to 45-2, losing at junior welterweight for the first time in his career.
The Filipino’s awesome display secured his place among boxing’s all-time greats, taking his tally to six titles in different weight classes.
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