Manny Pacquiao represents a whole nation of people, and his Phillipino nation are happy to represent him. Conversely, Ricky Hatton represents a culture, that of the party crowd. East meets West goes off this Saturday night. Pacquiao is really trying hard to speak better English as witnessed in the above clip. He laughs uncontrollably when he shouldn’t and answers the questions not too badly. Ricky Hatton, to me, has the greatest fans in boxing. They sing the Ricky Hatton song (below) no matter what is going on in the fight. Against Floyd Mayweather, Hatton was being pummeled in the corner before the fight ended and you hear these drunken fans singing the song. A few of them bring musical instruments and they make noise and drink more than any other group of fans I know.
I think Pacquiao is too good to lose this fight. Hatton will try to rough up Pacquiao in the early rounds because that is how he always fights. The only chance I think Hatton has of winning is if he can land a big shot early on and get the knockout. Pacquiao is just too fundamentally sound.
My prediction: Manny Pacquiao by TKO in the 9th.
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