VIDEO: A look back at Manny Pacquiao versus Ricky Hatton

On May 2nd, 2009, after retiring Oscar de la Hoya, Manny Pacquiao set his sights on conquering a new weight division. Ricky Hatton, the defending champion, knew he had his greatest challenge in front of him. The end result would have lasting impacts on both fighters.

Andrew Schweitzer looks back on this fight in this ten minute video.

BOXING 4 FREE does not own any of the footage in the video.

Sources:

Footage: Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton courtesy of HBO.

Footage: Floyd Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton courtesy of HBO.

Footage: Kosta Tsyzu vs. Ricky Hatton courtesy of Sky Sports.

Footage: Ricky Hatton vs. Paulie Malignaggi courtesy of HBO.

Footage: Pacquiao vs. Hatton: 24/7 courtesy of HBO.

Footage: Hatton & Pacquiao playing darts courtesy of Manchester Evening News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPFSLlkwCqpy23jwYDwAPrg

Photo: Ricky Hatton vs. Jose Castillo – courtesy of Mark Robinson.

Article: “Hatton promises he can triumph in power game” by Tom Bryant https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2009/mar/31/ricky-hatton-manny-pacquaio-fight-boxing

Article: “Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton superfight ‘off’ as Filipino refuses deal” by Gareth A Davies https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/boxing/4305509/Manny-Pacquiao-and-Ricky-Hatton-superfight-off-as-Filipino-refuses-deal.html

Article: “Hatton, Pacquiao headed for May 2 bout” by Dan Rafael http://www.espn.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=3854403

Article: “Mayweather Jr. to fight again” by Dan Rafael http://www.espn.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=4125184

Ricky Hatton’s boxing record courtesy of BoxRec http://boxrec.com/en/boxer/9314

About the Author

Andrew Schweitzer
Andrew Schweitzer is a contributing writer to boxing4free.com. When not writing or discussing the sweet science, Andrew can be found at www.SchweitzerMan.blogspot.com where he rants on stuff you may not care about, but will enjoy nonetheless.

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