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.
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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