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Filipino Fans Cheer Manny Pacquiao's TKO Of Ricky Hatton

Inquirer.net, Video, Esther Misa Chavez Posted: May 03, 2009

San Mateo, California -- Filipino fans in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered in a Filipino restaurant, "Alimango" [Crabs] to watch the Pacquiao-Hatton title fight and cheer their boxing hero, Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao beat Hatton via technical knockout in the second round at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night U.S. time [Sunday - Manila time], winning the light welterwieght crown. The "Pacman", considered the world's best pound-for-pound fighter, matched a boxing record by taking the title in his sixth different weight class.

Inquirer.net's blog: "The Pacquiao Files" gives a blow-by-blow account of Manny Pacquiao's TKO of Ricky Hatton.

Pacquiao: I Want To Take A Vacation
May. 03, 2009 11:51:00

Pacquiao thanks his supporters and plans to go home immediately to take a vacation. Bob Arum says that Pacquiao keeps learning and getting better. Pacquiao butts in and says, Dont forget God. Arum says Pacquiao is the greatest fighter that ever lived.

Freddie Roach Not Surprised By TKO
May. 03, 2009 11:48:00

Roach says he is not surprised by the early TKO since he has working to improve Pacquiaos left and right hand punches.

Posted by : INQUIRER.net

Pacquiao: 'I Was Lucky'
May. 03, 2009 11:47:00

I didnt expect a short fight. He hit me hard, I was lucky to have hit him with a right hook. He was surprised with my right hand. Yes, he was strong, and I was careful of not being hit.

Posted by : INQUIRER.net

Pacquiao lands 73 punches, Hatton 18
May. 03, 2009 11:45:00

Statistics showed that Pacquiao lands a total of 73 punches, while Hatton 18.

Posted by : INQUIRER.net

May. 03, 2009 11:39:00

A left hook to the jaw sends Hatton to the floor. Hatton was on the floor for a time after Pacquiao knocks him down for the second time during the second round. Hatton got knocked down also in the first round, the first time the British fighter has been sent to the floor in an early round. Hattons parents were in shock.

Posted by : INQUIRER.net

Pacquiao WINS
May. 03, 2009 11:37:00

Hatton who seems to be slower than Pacquiao is now struggling to protect himself from the faster Pacquiao. Hatton wants a close-quarter fight but Pacquiao maintains his distance. Pacquiao KOs Hatton with a few seconds left in the 2nd round. Hatton is badly hurt.

Posted by : INQUIRER.net
Crowd cheers.
May. 03, 2009 11:33:00

Crowd cheers.

Posted by : INQUIRER.net

Hatton Goes Down
May. 03, 2009 11:31:00

Pacquiao lands a right hook early the first round, but Hatton wants a close quarter fight. Pacquiao however manages to elude Hatton and lands several punches. Hatton goes down.

Posted by : INQUIRER.net

First Round Begins
May. 03, 2009 11:29:00

Coach Freddie Roach hugs Pacquiao. First Round begins.

Posted by : INQUIRER.net

Video courtesy of INQUIRER.net US sales director Esther Misa Chavez

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