I had to drop a line about how mad I am that the Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao fight is off.
Many of you may know that I’m a huge boxing fan and mainly support my boy Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton. This had the billing for fight of the year, hands down. Pacquiao turned down a 50-50 split for the fight which was a bargain on his part anyways. Before you give me the “Manny’s the #1 fighter” crap, that’s not how revenue is generated. Hatton has one of the biggest followings in the world and more importantly, his fans don’t come from a 3rd world country, the Philippines. The Brit’s would probably make up 2/3rds of the paying audience in this fight.
Hatton has a couple of other fighters lined up, but lets be honest, none have the implications of fighting Manny Pacquiao. It’s been rumored that Floyd Mayweather would take on the winner of that fight in what could be the fight of the century. Ricky would relish the chance at a rematch (that would most likely take place in Manchester) and a fight with Pacquiao would be two of the fastest fighters of all time.
Lets hope Pacquiao can get it together to make boxing history.
In other boxing news, Sugar Shane Mosley will take on Antonio Margarito this weekend on HBO. This fight is guaranteed to be a bloodbath. Mosley is a quick, technically sound fighter while Margarito is a heavy hitting wild man (his nickname is the Tijuana Tornado). Margarito won’t back down until he’s on the canvas or won the fight but Mosley has never been knocked out. The two have one common opponent in Miguel Cotto. Mosley lost via unanimous decision whilst Margarito knocked Cotto out.
I’ve gotta go with Margarito in this fight after watching him brutally beat up Cotto. His power will be too much for Mosley to handle. My prediction: Margarito in the 10th round handing Mosley his first knockout.