Manny Pacquiao can finish off British champion Ricky Hatton after 10 rounds – Freddie Roach
Our post on Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton prediction has been steaming up. The camp at Pacquiao’s team already threw a thrash talk or shall we say prediction, when Manny Pacquiao’s coach, Freddie Roach said that Manny Pacquiao can finish off Ricky Hatton on Round 10. Full story below.
Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao can finish off British champion Ricky Hatton after 10 rounds during their May 2 face-off in Las Vegas, Nevada, coach Freddie Roach said.
“I think it’s a big possibility. Yes I do,” Roach said when asked by ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau’s Danny Buenafe if Pacquiao can finish the May 2 fight in 10 rounds.
Roach, however, admitted that Hatton poses a greater danger to the Filipino boxing idol as he is a “tougher, younger and fresher” fighter than Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya, who lost to Pacquiao in “The Dream Match” last December.
“He is tougher. He is younger. He is fresher. I think he will be more of a problem to us because he has the will to win,” Pacquiao’s coach said.
Pacquiao, who arrived in London on Saturday, declined to predict the outcome of his upcoming fight against Hatton.
“Ayaw kong mag-predict, basta lahat ng puwede kong gawin, gagawin ko lang (I don’t want to make a prediction. I’ll just do what I can [to win]),” the Filipino champion said upon arrival at London’s Heathrow airport.
Manny Pacquiao, however, said he is confident that he can stop Hatton with his speed. He added that he will remain on top if he stays alert during their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao flew to London for a three-day promotional tour for his upcoming fight against Hatton.
The Philippine pride left Manila Friday morning with the rest of his team on board a Cathay Pacific flight. He was scheduled to visit Hatton’s hometown in Manchester.
The Filipino boxer said he is ready for some heckling from Hatton’s fans in Manchester.
The boxing idol, however, said he is counting on Filipinos in London to support him during the three-day tour. — report from Danny Buenafe, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
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