It's May 3, 2009 right here in the Philippines.
Today is a Sunday and the streets are silent for millions of people await the much-hyped about fight between Pacman and the British Bulldog from Manchester.
Because the place I was staying in had no pay-per-view, I had no choice but to watch the fight on GMA - a local TV station.
I received the results from my girlfriend before 12 pm with a surprising result.
Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton lost...
... in the second round
I knew Pacquiao would win, but I didn't expect it to end that fast.
After agonizing hours of endless advertisements bombarded by GMA 7, the delayed telecast of the bout finally started.
It was a fight full of clinches but on the second round, it came...
Left hand by Pacquiao knocks down Hatton to the canvas.
Fight is stopped.
The slow motion replays are played again and again at different angles.
I kinda felt sorry for Ricky Hatton when he was knocked out cold.
Ricky Hatton was a good sport. We respect a fighter like that.
I'll be watching his future matches hoping he learned something from the match.
Anyways, here are some little tidbits for y'all.
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao
General Santos, Philippines
Birthdate: December 12, 1978
Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton
Birthdate: October 06, 1978
Final result: Manny Pacquiao wins over Ricky Hatton via 2nd round KO.