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Pacquiao Knocks Out Hatton in 2 Rounds

Filipino nation rejoices
Put to rest doubts that Manny Pacquiao won against Oscar de la Hoya because the latter was too old. This time Pacquiao sent a young and strong Ricky Hatton into the canvass twice before knocking him out less than 10 seconds remaining in the second round of their battle for the IBO and Ring Magazine's Junior Welterweight title in Las Vegas.

The Pacquiao-Hatton fight was dubbed as the battle between East and West, Hatton being UK's boxing hero and Filipino Manny Pacquiao, the current pound-for-pound king, having a whole nation in his corner. Filipinos all over the world rejoice over Pacquiao's latest victory. The predominantly Briton crowd was stunned at the ease with which their champion get demolished.

Some analysts believe that this loss marks the end of Hatton's boxing career. Pacquiao's career meanwhile remains as bright as ever. The Pacman, as widely speculated, takes on the winner of the July fight between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez.