Manny Pacquiao stands over a knocked-out Ricky Hatton in the second round of their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Ricky Hatton was absolutely no match for Manny Pacquiao tonight, going down twice in the first round and then a final time in the second, knocked out nearly cold on a perfect left hand.
Pacquiao landed 57% of his punches (73/127) compared to 23% for Hatton (18/78) in the incredibly short fight.
We will have MUCH more tomorrow, but I'm going to make a statement right now: I am STUNNED by how good Manny Pacquiao is. Ricky Hatton is a tough, tough man. Pacquiao blew him up with no trouble whatsoever. He beat the hell out of Ricky Hatton in short order.
Manny Pacquiao is without any question the best figher on the planet. Floyd could knock out Marquez with one punch in July and Pacquiao is the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
I'm literally in awe. I don't even know what to say. This was competely amazing. Manny Pacquiao is unreal -- and he's an all-time great. He's won his fourth lineal championship and a title in six weight classes now.
Hatton had nothing for Pacquiao. Nothing. Ricky Hatton is a hell of a fighter and Manny Pacquiao made him look like a guy who didn't belong in there.
I don't know what else to say. Pacquiao just made his spot among the best ever.