Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his return last March 18, 2009 from his retirement from boxing and much high-lighted after watching Manny Pacquiao reigned supreme over Ricky Hatton and snatched away two belts, the IBO and Ring Magazine Light Welterweight, May 2, 2009 at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The last title fight of Pretty Boy Floyd is also with its reign over the Hitman last December 8, 2007 on the same place, MGM Grand, Las Vegas Nevada, though it took him 10 rounds to secure the welterweight belt.
May 2, 2009 is the day the world stood still, at least for the Hatton fans as they witnessed its fall in a 2nd round TKO in a fight with the invincible Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Floyd Mayweather Sr., Hatton’s personal trainer was very disappointed that he even said that Ricky “Hitman” Hatton should settle to retire.
Right now, the next fight to see is Floyd Mayweather Jr. VS Manuel Marquez this July 18, 2009. Manuel Marquez got two fights with Manny Pacquiao before with the first one a draw and a KO on the second. He wants to fight the Pacman on the third time but denied the chance of the comeback. Now both Floyd Jr. and Marquez have their reasons to prove who’s a better contender to fight on Pacquiao.
The question is, will we ever witness the Fight of the Century between Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. VS Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao as to crown who’s really the No.1 Pound-For-Pound Boxer of The World or we’ll just watch the greatest upset as Manuel Marquez push Floyd Jr. back to retirement and get an elusive comeback fight instead? We’ll find out soon. 😉
Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao VS Ricky “Hitman” Hatton will finally get listed to one of the finest and historic boxing match of the world that will be staged at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on May 2, 2009 (May 3, 2009 – 10am Manila time).
This is “The Battle of the East and West” where the World War is about to ignite as these boxing champs collide. This fight is by far the most anticipated and Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao, the world’s boxing icons’ best fight to date.
The Pacquiao-Hatton Fight will go LIVE on air through Solar Sports’ All Access, a pay-per-view service. HBO Sports Pay-Per-View service (USA) and TFC – The Filipino Channel of ABS-CBN subsidiary (Middle East) will also be offering Live Video Streaming. Solar Sports tie up with GMA Network for the delayed telecast of the fight on GMA7 on TV. The Pacman-Hitman fight television replays will also be on RPN – Solar Sports shared channel 9.
To Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao who holds by his heart both the Filipino heart and dream, Fight the Good Fight! We’ll be backing you up! 😉
Manny Pacquiao announced a couple of days ago that he’ll be shifting media partners favoring ABS-CBN to air starting with upcoming Manny “Pacman” Paquiao Vs. Ricky Hatton, May 2nd match up. But, Manny is still under contract with Solar Sports regarding TV rights until 2011 that pave the way for a conflict.
Manny has reasoned that it was his personal decision and that no one has influenced him in anyway. Part of this was his previous sentiments against Solar Sports not paying him in full and at times delayed. Solar Sports took action by making a confrontation with Manny’s MP Promotions in LA.
After much talk between the two parties, Manny Pacquiao’s camp formally made a public apology due to public’s confusion and announced that the contract between MP Promotions and Solar Sports as his media partner is completely valid and binding until 2011. Therefore, the upcoming fight between Pacquiao and Hatton will still be aired by Solar Sports and in partnership, also with GMA Network.
Manny Pacquiao also want the public to know that he’s right now focusing his efforts practicing and preparing for his fight. He continually asks for everyone’s support and prayers.
Thanks to Glenn’s Blog for the last pic!