|Jeff Mayweather's Prediction on Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton
By Brandon Estrict for DoghouseBoxing.com (April 29, 2009)
We’re just days away from, East meets West, the biggest fight in boxing this year when Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton battles Manny Pacquiao for Junior Welterweight Supremacy in what is, no doubt, as great a Mega-Fight match-up as the sport has seen in years.
Hatton takes a 45-1 (32) record into the ring against the awesome Pac-man, 48-3-2 (36). Both charges will be lead by Boxing’s top two trainers, in Floyd Mayweather Sr. (Ricky Hatton), and Freddie
Roach (Manny Pacquiao), a pairing that has been known to cause fireworks of their own at every opportunity.
“Uncle” Jeff Mayweather, the younger brother of Mayweather Sr., and widely known and respected in boxing circles as the most humble Mayweather of the bunch, was kind enough to offer up his prediction as to how the fight will play out at the MGM Grand this coming Saturday. Here’s what he had to say:
“I pick Ricky Hatton by decision or late round stoppage, because I think Pacquiao has gotten way too much credit for beating an Oscar De La Hoya who was a dehydrated shell of himself. Even Freddie Roach said that he saw the fresh blood on Oscar’s arm from the IV needle from his team rehydrating him in the locker room. That in itself speaks volumes about what he thought led his charge to victory. Not to mention that he gave my nephew (Floyd Mayweather Jr.) trouble for the first five rounds of their fight, and Floyd is certainly better than Manny, and Manny won’t be able to make those same adjustments. He's not the same type of fighter as Floyd and that is why I'm picking Hatton.
Be sure to catch East meets West, Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao, this Saturday, May 2nd, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, on HBO PPV at a suggested retail price of $49.95.
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