Anyone that was doubting Manny Pacquiao's place as the best P4P fighter in the world was more than likely silenced following his utter destruction, and KTFO, of Ricky Hatton this past Saturday night...
[C] IBF, WBA Unified Super Bantamweight Champion Celestino Caballero SD Jeffrey Mathebula [Showtime]
[C] (Interim WBA Super Bantamweight Championship) Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym TKO9 Rafael Hernandez
[NIXED] Vernon Forrest vs Jason LeHoullier (Light Middleweight) [Showtime]
--I thought that I saw something about this fight being canceled due to injury a month or so ago, but I could never find the information to back it up.
[NIXED] Zab Judah vs Jesus Rodriguez (Super Bantamweight)
Anthony Direll TKO1 Alexander Pacheco Quiroz (Super Middleweight)
Alfonso Gomez TKO8 Juan Manuel Buendia (Welterweight)
Urbano Antillon TKO5 Tyrone Harris (Lightweight)
Luis Carlos Abregu KO4 Irving Garcia (Welterweight) [Showtime]
[C] Manny Pacquiao KO2 IBO Light Welterweight Champion Ricky Hatton [PPV - HBO]
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Afterward [05.13.09]: Hatton couldn't take Pacquiao's speed and frequent pin-point accuracy at all, despite trying to be the aggressor and moving his head more in the second round. That speed, and the Pacman's power, led to a memorable, dead-on perfect chin shot that he never saw coming. My feelings on their respective futures haven't changed, but it does have me wondering just how successful he would be against Floyd Mayweather, Jr....
[C] WBC Super Featherweight Champion Humberto Soto TKO9 Benoit Gaudet
[C] WBA Bantamweight Champion Anselmo Moreno SD Wladamir Sidorenko
Mike Alvarado UD(8) Juaquin Gallardo (Welterweight)
Daniel Jacobs UD(8) Michael Walker (Light Middleweight)
Jimmy Lange TKO5(RTD) Frank Houghtaling (Light Middleweight)