Hatton shocked at Pacquiao’s knockout loss to Marquez
By Chris Williams: Ricky Hatton was stunned at the sight of seeing his former conqueror Manny Pacquiao knocked out with a sledgehammer of a right hand by Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday in the fourth fight of their series. Hatton thought that Pacquiao was in control of the fight when he got hit with right hand fro Marquez in the 6th that pitched Pacquiao over face first on the canvas.
Hatton said on his twitter “Just watched the Pacman vs. Marquez fight. What a punch, walked right onto it. Pacman was winning I thought. Still in shock.”
Hatton is no stranger to getting knocked out, as he was knocked out in the same fashion by Pacquiao in 2009 when Hatton walked into a hard left hand from Pacquiao that knocked him out cold. Hatton hit the canvas face first just like Pacquiao had and it was unconscious for about the same amount of time.
The difference between Pacquiao and Hatton, however, is that Hatton retired after the knockout and didn’t come back to boxing for three years until his recent failed comeback attempt against Vyacheslav Senchenko, which ended in Hatton getting knocked out once again.
Pacquiao, though, plans on continuing his boxing career and says he’ll fight whoever his promoter Bob Arum wants him to. Arum has already said he wants to put Pacquiao back in with Marquez for a 5th fight because of the excitement this one generated with fans. Obviously, the expected high pay per view numbers are a factor as well in shaping Arum’s choice of an opponent.
Pacquiao suffered the same kind of knockout loss that Hatton did, and who would have thought something that like that would happen? Hatton, to his credit, isn’t gloating about Pacquiao’s loss. Hatton has no ill will towards Pacquiao. He’s just shocked like a lot of boxing fans are about how badly Pacquiao was knocked out by Marquez.