Sunday, November 22, 2009

Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao vs Miguel 'Anghel' Cotto: Post Fight Analysis

The post fight analysis on Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao vs Miguel 'Anghel' Cotto.

I already had the video of their full fight(with Filipino sports analysis dubbing on background) and the undercard match, I really want to upload but my computer connection is so slow and it needs time. And if you really want to view the Firepower match between Pacquiao and Cotto, then please leave your email add on the comment section. Thanks! =)


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Pacquiao Stops Cotto to Win the WBO Welterweight Title

LAS VEGAS -  Filipino icon Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao stopped his opponent, Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto during their match dubbed as ‘Firepower’ to capture the WBO Welterweight title.

Pacman‘s speed and power were way too much for Miguel Cotto, who knocked down twice during 3rd and 4th round before finally stopping him at 55 seconds of the 12th round.

“I didn’t know where the punches were coming from,” Cotto said. “And I didn’t protect myself from his punches.”

He was so dominant in the later rounds that Cotto was fighting backward most of the way, simply trying to survive. Pacquiao was credited with landing almost twice as many punches, Pacquiao 336 while Cotto 172.

Pacquiao is the only boxer who had 7 titles of different divisions under his belt and voted as No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world by  Ring Magazine.

Congratulations Manny, for winning the WBO Welterweight title!

Pacquiao’s last five opponents before his fight with Cotto:
Ricky Hatton - W TKO 2
Oscar De La Hoya -W TKO 8
David Diaz - W TKO 9
Juan Manuel Marquez - W SD 12
Marco Antonio Barrera - W UD 12

(1st pix from Jae C. Hong/Associated Press, 2nd pix from CNN)

>> Watch out for the video of Pacquiao vs Cotto fight!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Las Vegas - Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao and Miguel 'Anghel' Cotto weigh in for their WBO world title at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight which is labeled 'Firepower' is being fought at the catch weight of 145 pounds which is what the WBO Champ Miguel Cotto exactly weighed, while the Challenger Manny Pacquiao weighed in at 144 pounds.

Pacquiao will be trying to capture his 7th world title in as many divisions and what amazes boxing experts is he hasn't show any signs of losing power as he fights heavier opponents.

On the podium, both Pacquiao and Cotto said thanks for their fans but did not engage each other, however there were words exchanged between Freddie Roach and Joe Santiago, Cotto's trainer who Roach has labeled as inexperienced.

Monday, November 9, 2009

:: PACQUIAO vs COTTO FIGHT :: 24/7 Episode 3

:: PACMAN vs COTTO FIGHT :: Episode 3 Part 1

:: PACMAN vs COTTO FIGHT :: Episode 3 Part 2

:: PACMAN vs COTTO FIGHT :: Episode 3 Part 3

Video : erphoeia8

Sparmates : Manny Solid Edge Over Cotto

HOLLYWOOD: The sparmates of the Filipino icon, Manny Pacquiao, give him a solid edge over Cotto.

The California-based Mexican, Urbano Antillon, the currently no. 1-ranked lightweight contender of the WBC who had a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 19 knockouts had all praised on the Filipino icon, Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao.

Antillon, one of the Pacquiao' sparring partner said that "Manny is one of the hardest workers in the sport". He also added that after months of trading leather with Pacquiao, he expects the rapid-punching, hard-hitting southpaw to dominate the match against Cotto using his vaunted speed.

Although he did not make any predictions about the coming match, Antillon said he feels that Cotto is in for a tough night against Pacquiao.

"Cotto is a great fighter, but he is just a little too slow for Pacquiao", added Antillon.

Pacquiao’s other sparring partners also voiced optimism that the Filipino is headed for a big night in Las Vegas.

The boxing match tagged as the Firepower, a fight between Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao and Miguel 'Anghel' Cotto, of Puerto Rico and currently the WBO welterweight champion will be held this coming 14 of November 2009 at MGM Grand, Nevada, Las Vegas.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

:: PACQUIAO vs COTTO :: 24/7 Episode 2

:: PACQUIAO vs COTTO :: 24/7 Episode 2 Part 1 of 3 HBO

:: PACQUIAO vs COTTO :: 24/7 Episode 2 Part 2 of 3 HBO

:: PACQUIAO vs COTTO :: 24/7 Episode 2 Part 3 of 3

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Trainer : Pacquiao Set to Deliver Cotto Knockout

LOS ANGELES: Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach has predicted a knockout by the Filipino southpaw when he challenges Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto for the WBO welterweight title on 14 November 2009 in Nevada, Las Vegas.

Roach has initially forecast the November 14 bout in Last Vegas would go the full distance but he has since changed his tune because of his fighter's impressive work in training camp.

"Camp is going very, very well and we are 100 percent ready for the fight," Roach said in on a teleconference call with Pacquiao on Wednesday. "I feel like Manny, the way he is punching right now and with the power has at this weight, is going to knock Cotto out. I am very confident and I look forward to the win," Roach added. - Reuters.

Here's the Episode 1 on PACQUIAO vs COTTO HBO 24/7

Monday, October 26, 2009

Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao vs Miguel 'Anghel' Cotto : Teaser Trailer 24/7

Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao vs Miguel 'Anghel' Cotto : HBO 24/7
Below are the schedules on HBO 24/7:

Pacquiao vs Cotto HBO 24/7
Episode 1 on October 24, 2009

Pacquiao vs Cotto HBO 24/7
Episode 2 on October 31, 2009 (11:00- 11:30 PM)

Pacquiao vs Cotto HBO 24/7
Episode 3 on November 7, 2009 (9:00-9:30 PM)

Pacquiao vs Cotto HBO 24/7
Episode 4 on November 13, 2009 (9:30-10:00 PM)

video source: SuperLakersfan

Pacquiao to KO Cotto in later rounds: Mike Koncz

MANILA – Canadian adviser Mike Koncz has joined American trainer Freddie Roach and conditioning coach Alex Ariza in declaring that Manny Pacquiao will certainly knockout WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto in the “Firepower” bout on November 14 in Las Vegas.

Koncz, however, thinks the KO will not come soon in the fight, contrary to what Roach has predicted.

“I believe it will happen but I don’t believe it will happen as quickly as in the [Ricky] Hatton fight,” Koncz told last week.

Pacquiao became the IBO/Ring Magazine light welterweight champion in May after stunning Britain’s Hatton with a 2nd round KO in the “Battle of the East and West.”

Roach told that Pacquiao would KO Cotto in Round 1 if the Puerto Rican “doesn’t run.” Ariza, meantime, said the Filipino boxing superstar can KO Cotto “if he lands a shot” because of the immense power of Pacquiao’s punch.

“You know Cotto's a fighter in his prime. He's one of the best body punchers in the business, very strong,” Koncz said of the WBO welterweight champ.

“Certainly I believe Manny will prevail in the fight because his foot speed and his hand speed are just gonna be too much for Cotto,” he continued.

“But the knockout, I think so but I don’t think so [it will happen] until the later rounds.”

Pacquiao went to the United States Saturday night to wrap up his training there. Koncz said the pound-for-pound king will train in Los Angeles, California for two weeks.

Team Pacquiao will proceed to Las Vegas, Nevada on the Sunday before the fight to continue training.

A “very hectic schedule” awaits Pacquiao in Las Vegas, Koncz noted, as he is set to fulfill “contractual obligations” such as promoting the bout.

Source: Ma. Rosanna Mina,

Pacman arrived in Los Angeles

L.A. - Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao, the famous Filipino boxer along with his renowned coach/trainer, Freddie Roach and the whole boxing entourage has landed in Los Angeles last Saturday. The kickoff for the final leg training of the Pinoy boxer.

The Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao will face his Puerto Rican opponent, Miguel Cotto on their boxing match known as 'Firepower' fight this coming November 14, 2009 in MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Firepower fight is interesting, Pacquiao has speed as his advantage, while Cotto rely on his power.

This gonna be an exciting match to watch.

Video by ESNEWS

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Roach: Pacman Will Expose Cotto

Filipino icon Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao's famed trainer, Freddie Roach believes that Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto will be exposed when he tangles with the pound-for-pound king, Pacquiao in Las Vegas this coming 14 of November.

"I'm expecting Cotto to be his best," said Roach, who revealed that Manny Pacquiao will only train three weeks in the US and will have to spend five weeks somewhere else.

Roach also added that Pacquiao is at the top of his game right now. He also expect Cotto to be more resilient than De la Hoya and Hatton, so it well gonna be a better fight than those two guys did. The biggest thing about Cotto is that he's a strong guy, but Manny's not going to stand in front of him and trade.

Meanwhile, Cotto has warned Manny Pacman Pacquiao to be prepare for the worst when they meet this coming November. "Against me the story will be different. It well be a war," he added.

Miguel Cotto is trained under Joe Santiago, his chief trainer and South African Phil Landman, as his conditioning coach. He is now in his fourth week training in his home country, Puerto Rico.

Image from PacquiaoVideo

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao vs Miguel 'Junito' Cotto Fight set on 14 November

Las Vegas: The big fight between the two warriors, Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao vs Miguel 'Junito' Cotto will set on 14 November 2009 (HBO PPV) at MGM Grand, Nevada, Las Vegas.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum reached an agreement with both camps.
"It's done, " Arum said. "While I was away I reached a verbal agreement with each side. Pacquiao committed to the fight this weekend and Cotto the week before while I was in Israel. I was on the phone all the time to get this done."

Pacquiao, (140 pounds) and Cotto (147 pounds), agreed to meet at 145 pound maximum weight.

And both boxers has a very effective southpaw, not to mention they had speed and power.

Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao, (30) of General Santos, Philippines and the currently 140-pound Junior Welterweight Champion with the impressive 49 wins, 3 draws, 2 loses with 37 KOs, is the only boxer in the world with sixth different weight class under his belt.

Miguel 'Junito' Cotto, (28) - 5'7" of Caguas, Puerto Rico, a title holder at 147 pounds with 34 wins, 1 loss and 27 KOs is a former Olympians (2000), and has been called 'The greatest amateur boxer ever from Puerto Rico' (1997-1999).

The tentative tour schedule would be 9 September in Los Angeles, 10 September in New York and 12 September in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

So, if you want blood, action and excitement, then this is match to watch out - "Pacquiao vs Cotto".

Images from HBO

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Michael Moorer Fired by Freddie Roach

Michael Moorer Fired by Freddie Roach
by Brad Cooney - 8CountNews

Freddie Roach, the Trainer of Year awardee and the coach of the world's #1 pound-for-pound boxer, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, has fired his assistant trainer Michael Moorer.

The primary reason was there's personality conflict between Moorer and Manny Pacquiao, and he (Moorer) and Amir Khan, according of 8CN.

Freddie went on to say,
Amir Kahn approached me and said; Freddie I want you to be my trainer, not Michael Moorer

quoted by Brad Cooney of Also according to Roach, Pacquiao's sentiments are the same concerning Moorer.

Roach ask Moorer to leave his position at the gym due to a conflict of personalities that had been creating issues amongst the Wild Card stable.

Freddie Roach also wants to clear that there were no hard feelings between them when he fired Moorer from his Wild Card Gym, instead give him thanks for his contribution and involvement on the said gym.

Michael Moorer is a former world heavyweight champion with a record of 52 wins, 40 knockouts, 4 losses and 1 draw. He had WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles under his belt prior to his retirement as a professional boxer.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pacquiao TKOs Hatton in 2nd Round

Pacquiao TKOs Hatton in 2nd Round

02 May 2009 - Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao TKOs Ricky "Hitman" Hatton in 2nd Round. He finished off Hatton with a powerful left hand to the head that sent Hitman flat on his back. Referee Kenny Bayless looked Hatton and waved his hands without even counting to 10, giving Pacquiao the victory after two minutes and 59 seconds of the second round.

Pacquiao won the International Boxing Organization Junior Welterweight title from Hatton. Pacman is the only boxer in the world with sixth different weight class in his belt.

::PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 3 (Part 1/2/3) [HQ]

::PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 3 (Part 1/2/3) [HQ]

::PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 3 (Part 2/3) [HQ]

::PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 3 (Part 3/3) [HQ]

link video [youtube]

Friday, May 1, 2009

::PACQUIAO - 138 LBS / :HATTON - 140 LBS.

::PACQUIAO - 138 LBS / :HATTON - 140 LBS.

02 May 09, Las Vegas,Nevada -- (L-R) Four-time world champion pound-for-pound king Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, General Santos, Philippines and Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton, Manchester, England weigh in (Pacquiao 138 lb, Hatton 140 lb) for their upcoming "The Battle of East and West" World Jr. Welterweight championship fight on Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,Nevada. Pacquiao vs Hatton is presented by Top Rank and Golden Boy and will be available on HBO Pay-Per-View.

Photo Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank copyright 2009.

Manny "PACMAN" Pacquiao vs Ricky "HITMAN" Hatton Preview

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton Preview

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Ricky "Hitman" Hatton previewed by former Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion of the world Richard "The Executioner" Hopkins.

The big fight dubbed as "The Battle of East and West" will happen tomorrow, May 2, 2009 at Las Vegas, Nevada.

via [youtube]

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

:THE BATTLE OF EAST AND WEST: MANNY of Gensan vs RICKY of Manchester

MANNY of Gensan, Philippines vs RICKY of Manchester, England

The Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton boxing match! The duel dubbed as "The Battle of East and West" between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Ricky Hatton of England this coming May 2, 2009 at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton live stream online via Pay-Per-View (PPV). Don't miss this fight!

video link [pacquiaovshatton] via [youtube]

::PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 2 (Part 1/2/3) [HQ]

::PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : HBO Episode 2 Part 1/3 [HQ]

::PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 2 Part 2/2 [HQ]

::PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 2 Part 3/3 [HQ]

1st video [youtube]
2nd video [youtube]
3rd video [youtube]

Monday, April 27, 2009

:PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 1 HBO (Part 1/2/3)

:PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 1 HBO (Part 1/3)

:PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 1 HBO (Part 2/3)

:PACQUIAO vs HATTON 24/7 : Episode 1 HBO (Part 3/3)

1st video [youtube]
2nd video [youtube]
3rd video [youtube]

::HATTON dismisses PACQUIAO threat


Ricky Hatton has issued a damning assessment of pound-for-pound number one Manny Pacquaio ahead of their light-welterweight super-fight in Las Vegas on 2 May.

Hatton insists his respect for the Filipino battler ends outside the ropes and believes Pacquaio's one-dimensional style will help him wrest the sport's ultimate title in style.

Hatton said: 'Manny fights the same way all the time. He's effective at what he does but he's not a versatile fighter.

'He's never met a man as fiery, ferocious or rough as me - and certainly not as big and strong.

'I don't think Manny is the most elusive. He comes very square-on and he's there to be hit.

'And if he gets hit he's going to get hit by the biggest man he's ever faced. It will be a very explosive fight.'

Hatton went on to pour scorn on suggestions Pacquiao's inside-the-distance win over Oscar De La Hoya in his debut at 147lbs last year proved the former flyweight was capable of holding his own.

Risking a ticking-off from his promoter, the now-retired De La Hoya, Hatton said: 'I don't think Manny has fought at this weight before. With respect to Oscar, he was fighting a punching bag that night.'

Hatton is putting the finishing touches to his first full camp under new trainer Floyd Mayweather Snr, who joined up at short notice to mastermind Hatton's superb win over Paulie Malignaggi.

And he maintains he has been turned into a much better fighter than the one who was hammered to defeat by Mayweather's son in December 2007 - even going as far as claiming his solitary loss changed him for the better.

Hatton added: 'I think the Mayweather fight really changed my career. I had too many fights where there was no real thought in the way I was fighting and that culminated in my defeat to Floyd.

'I said to myself, "come on Ricky, you've always had the ability, you just aren't using it any more".

'That's why I went to work with Floyd. And I think you've already seen the difference.'

::Pacquiao lets his fists do the talking


By Roy Luarca - Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao, as always, refuses to be drawn into a war of words with Ricky Hatton.

The Filipino ring superstar would rather let his fighting do the talking when he faces Hatton for the British icon’s IBO light welterweight title on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Let’s just see what happens in the ring,” said Pacquiao, when asked by Filipino sportswriters for comment on Hatton’s boast on Thursday in Manchester, England, that he’s unbeatable at 140 lb.

“He can say what he wants, I’ll just give it my best,” said the Filipino, who is coming off an eight-round demolition of Oscar De La Hoya.

Admitting that Hatton will be a tougher foe, Pacquiao bared Friday night that he’ll be leaving on Feb. 24 for the United States to begin training at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.

Pacquiao added he’ll attend the christening of his daughter, Queen Elizabeth, on Feb. 22 in Gen. Santos City before beginning his preparations for the megabuck bout that will include a promotional tour of key cities in Britain and the United States.

Hatton, whose only loss was dealt by Floyd Mayweather Jr. at 147 lb in May, 2007, intends to begin training two weeks earlier after taking his family to a Caribbean cruise.

According to Hatton, he won’t let his countrymen down a second time by beating Pacquiao and claiming the Filipino’s world’s best pound-for-pound fighter label.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


MANNY "Pacman" PACQUIAO vs OSCAR "Golden Boy" DE LA HOYA Round 7 & 8 (Full - High Quality)

MANNY "Pacman" PACQUIAO vs OSCAR "Golden Boy" DE LA HOYA. December 26, 2008 (Sat) - WBC Lightweight Champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao TKO’s Oscar “Golden Boy” De La Hoya in the 8th round of their 12th-rounds Welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas. Though Dela Hoya have more experienced than Pacquiao, he have no match of his power and speed.

FLOYD "Pretty Boy" MAYWEATHER vs RICKY "The Hitman" HATTON Final Round TKO

FLOYD "Pretty Boy" MAYWEATHER Jr vs RICKY "The Hitman" HATTON (Undefeated). December 8, 2007. Current WBC Welterweight champion and rated by The Ring magazine as the number one pound-for-pound boxer in the world Floyd "Pretty Boy" Mayweather Jr. knockout two-time IBO, IBF, WBU and WBA Light Welterweight champion and former WBA Welterweight Champion Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton in the 10th round of their 12th-rounds WBC Welterweight boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was for Mayweather's WBC Welterweight championship title.

1st vid [link]
2nd vid [link]

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Friday, April 17, 2009

:: PACMAN vs HITMAN :: 24/7 on HBO

PACMAN vs HITMAN ::24/7 Trailer (HBO) - This is so exciting... Not only for Filipinos and Londoners whom awaiting this fight but the whole world as well. In the Philippines, it is reported that every time Manny Pacquiao had a fight, the crime rate in the country is either zero or on the lowest level. This is made the Philippines the world's most peaceful country, a country in Asia with 90 million people.

This happened last December 6, 2008 the boxing match between Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Oscar "Golden Boy" De La Hoya known as the "Dream Match" held Las Vegas, Nevada.

The same when Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and David "Dangerous" Diaz boxing match for World Boxing Council’s Lightweight Crown last June 28,2008 at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

Manny "PACMAN" Pacquiao’s last fight with Erik “EL TERRIBLE” Morales taking place last November 18, 2006 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV.

And also on Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Barrera match last October 6, 2007 by Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions.

Photos: Bret & Haneybabe

Saturday, April 11, 2009

MANNY "Pacman" PACQUIAO :: Greatest Hits

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao :: Greatest Hits

Ricky "Hitman" Hatton :: Greatest Hits

More of Pacquiao - Hatton [Youtube]

Friday, April 3, 2009

Manny Pacquiao named Sportsman of the Year by FASGI


Los Angeles, California - Pound for Pound King Emmanuel 'Manny' Pacquiao was named "Sportsman of the Year". The award was given by FASGI or Filipino American Service Group Inc., a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, California. Pacquiao failed to attend the awarding ceremony due to intense training in preparation for his upcoming fight with Manchester's boxing pride Ricky Hatton.

According to, other awardees for the 2nd Annual FASGI Fundraising Gala are Greg Macabenta (Community Service Leader of the Year Award); Jess Espanola (American Dream Award); Seafood City (Entrepreneur of the Year Award); Honorable Xavier Becerra (Leader of the Year Award) and Honorable Quentin L. Kopp from California High Speed Rail Authority (Corporate Visionary Leader of the Year Award).

Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao is set to do a Ceremonial First Pitch at AT&T Park on April 21, 2009. The Baseball match is between San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. “It will be Manny Pacquiao’s night with the San Francisco Giants,” says Bob Arum in his Philippine Star interview. "We will fly out of Los Angeles in the afternoon and he attends the game to throw the first pitch as the plane waits for him. Then we fly back to LA the same night,” he added.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hatton calls Pacman’s win over De La Hoya a fluke

LOS ANGELES — Ricky Hatton thinks Manny Pacquiao’s demolition of Oscar De La Hoya in December was a fluke. And Hatton is counting on beating the Filipino star on May 2 in Las Vegas.

“Any win against Oscar is a magnificent one. Is that the Oscar De La Hoya we have come to love? I don’t think so,” Hatton (45-1, 32 KOs) said. “And only Oscar can say what happened on the scales. He looked a shell of the Oscar we know. I don’t think it was hard to beat Oscar that night.”

Pacquiao (48-3-2) and Hatton were at a red-carpet event at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood to promote the junior welterweight title fight for the first and only time in the United States.

Pacquiao wants the International Boxing Organization title, which belongs to Hatton. But the Briton thinks he will have a leg up against one of the sport’s best pound-for-pound fighters.

“If you could see how fast I’m performing, there’s not that big a gap there,” said Hatton. “Ultimately, I think size will play a big factor. He has dangers in other areas, like his speed and footwork but I’m boxing a lot cuter than I was a few years ago.”
Pacquiao is known for his speed. But he could be fighting his biggest opponent in Hatton. Pacquiao was fighting in the super featherweight division last March. He moved up to welterweight to fight De La Hoya, who lost weight for the matchup.

De La Hoya didn’t come out of his corner after the eighth round. Hatton suggested that De La Hoya tried to make weight too early.

“That’s what people believe,” Pacquiao said. “Maybe they were rooting for Oscar and maybe they were fans of Oscar. It’s hard to make reasons or alibis after the fight. It’s not good.”

Pacquiao told reporters he weighs 148 pounds (67 kilograms). He trains with Freddie Roach in Hollywood and said camp was going well.

Hatton, who is training in Las Vegas, said he was feeling good at 150 (68 kg).

“It’s a fight I massively believe I can win. A boxer can’t get any higher if he’s the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, so I need to just go about my business more so than ever.”

Hatton added: “I respect Manny for his skills and all his power but I think he should be a bit more worried about my power.”

Asked if he viewed Pacquiao as something of a lightweight when it came to power, Hatton said he did not want to say too much in case it came back to bite him.

“But above all, I think it’s going to be a fantastic fight,” Hatton said. “And there’s no doubt (what) my own tactics (will be). It’ll be foot forward from the first bell.”

Pacquiao also said he had great respect for Hatton.

“He’s a strong fighter, a good fighter and he’s quick,” the 30-year-old added after the duo had been introduced to their fans.

“For me, this is not a regular fight. I consider this fight to be the toughest of my boxing career. After all he is undefeated at 140 pounds.”

While Pacquiao was reluctant to predict the outcome of the May 2 clash dubbed “The Battle of East and West,” his multi-awarded trainer Freddie Roach was far from reticent.

“I think it’s going to be the best three rounds you’ve ever seen,” Roach told Reuters. “It’s going to be short and sweet.”

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Age: 29
Division: Lightweight
Belt: WBC Lightweight Champion
Country: Philippines

Record: 48 - 3 - 2
KO: 36 (67.92%)
Rounds Boxed: 291 rounds
Height: 5'6 1/2"
Reach: 67"
Chest-Normal: 38"
Chest-Expanded: 40 1/2"
Biceps: 13"
Forearm: 12"
Waist: 28"
Thigh: 20"
Calf: 15"
Ankle: 11"
Neck: 16"
Wrist: 8"
Fist: 10"

Last five Opponents:
Oscar De La Hoya - W TKO 8
David Diaz - W TKO 9
Juan Manuel Marquez - W SD 12
Marco Antonio Barrera - W UD 12
Jorge Solis - W KO 8

Age: 30
Division: Light Welterweight
Belt: The Ring Belt 140 Lbs
Country: United Kingdom

Record: 45 - 1 - 0
KO: 32 (69.57%)
Rounds Boxed: 274 rounds
Height: 5'7 1/2"
Reach: 65"
Chest-Normal: 37"
Chest-Expanded: 39"
Biceps: 13"
Forearm: 9 1/2"
Waist: 30"
Thigh: 20"
Calf: 14 1/5"
Ankle: 10"
Neck: 15"
Wrist: 7"
Fist: 11 1/2"

Last five Opponents:
Paul Malignaggi - W TKO 11
Juan Lazcano - W UD 12
Floyd Mayweather Jr - L TKO 10
Jose Luis Castillo - W KO 4
Juan Urango - W UD 12

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


PACMANNYPACQUIAO. This blog is dedicated to all Filipinos worldwide and to all the supporters of the People's Champ, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. He had voted by B.W.A.A. as 2008 Fighter of the Year, after a dominating win over Oscar dela Hoya. Pacquiao also known as Today's most exciting and #1 pound-for-pound boxer on the planet.