That was a slaughter. The first knockdown was a glancing blow that Pacquiao landed when Hatton was off-balance. The second (in the 1st round) was legit. The final knockdown with ten seconds left in the 2nd was deadly. Ricky was out on his back with his arms splayed out behind his head. That was a textbook beatdown.
Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"
Falcarius thinks Hatton has a death wish or something.
To say Hatton fought like an amateur would be an insult to amateur boxers, not even amateur boxers walk into punches. Falcarius also finds it hard to comprehend how one could try to fight in a boxing match like an alcy at closing time at the local boozer and seriously expect to win. It is not even like arrogance could be used as a excuse as Pacquiao is not some journeyman.
The worse thing was he totally failed to learn his lesson from when he fought Mayweather the other year, that he could not lunge head first into people without trying to even put up some sort of defence. Maybe if Hatton tried to at least cover-up, used some bobbing, some footwork other than doing his best to walk into punches, and held a higher guards he actually may had a chance to win the fight.
On a side note, there are a couple of interesting fights in the next few months; Wladimir Klitschko v David Haye, and Marquez v Mayweather.
Last edited by Falcarius; 05-05-2009 at 06:40 AM.
Originally Posted by Thalassa
Oh our 3rd person reference to ourselves denotes nothing more than we realize we are epic characters on the forum.
Narcissism, plain and simple.
The ultimate in bizarre: a cross between an ostrich, a gorilla, and Edward Scissorhands.