The Unparalleled Manny Pacquiao

Manny-pacquiao-0503_mediumHatton gets positively stuck with one of the most brilliant punches I've ever seen by the incomparable Pacquiao:

Hatton stills comes out aggressive. Hatton standing up too straight. Manny landing with the right hook. Pac Man now backing him up again. Pac Man is extremely accurate. Pac Man still backing him up, but punching a bit wildly. A left hand flattened Hatton. The fight is over. He's flat in the center of the ring.

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Hatton looks in very bad shape on the canvas. He's being attended to by officials. It was a perfect, wicked left hand from Pacquiao.

Hatton is now sitting up.

The end comes at 2:59 of round number two.

Scott Christ contextualizes the significance of Pacquiao's achievement:

Manny Pacquiao is without any question the best fighter 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.

Photo via blogs.trb.com.

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