Roxas City– Mayor Vicente “Vic” Bermejo” and Sen. Mar Roxas with the Roxas City Councilors’ sponsored a live free viewing of Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton Boxing Match at Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center this morning. This pay per view coverage of the Pacquiao vs Hatton Match was brought to the Capiznons by Filvision “Alto” Cable.
Thousands of spectators watched the boxing match. Prizes and giveaways such as T-shirts, souvenirs, caps and jackets were given prior to the final event inside the Civic Center sponsored by Mayor Bermejo.
Governor Victor Tanco and Sen. Mar Roxas also sponsored the Live broadcast of the Hatton vs Pacquiao 2009 at the Capiz Gym, Villareal Stadium.
Watch the video coverage of Pacquiao vs Hatton at Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center:
Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) defeated Ricky Hatton (United Kingdom) on their 12 Rounds bout for the IBO Light Welterweight Title . The “Hitman” was knockout by “Pacman” on the last 1 second of Round 2 when a devastating left cross landed to his chin. Referee Kenny Bayless took one look at Hatton and declared the fight over at 2:59 of the round. In the first round, Hatton was already knocked down twice.
Winning this title, proves that Pacquiao was the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world and the only Asian boxer holding different world titles in different weight class:
- IBO Light Welterweight Title – from Ricky Hatton (England)
- WBC Lightweight Title (135 lbs.) – from David Diaz (Mexico)
- WBC Super Featherweight Title (130 lbs.)- from Juan Manuel Marquez (Mexico)
- WBC International Super Featherweight Title – from Marco Antonio Barrera (Mexico)
- IBF Super Bantamweight Title (122 lbs.) – from Emmanuel Lucero (Mexico)
Pacquiao (49 Wins (37 KO’s), 3 Lost (2 KO’s), 2 Draws) earned $12 million for the fight, while Hatton (45 Wins (32 KO’s, 2 Lost (2 KO’s), 0 Draws) was paid $8 million.
On the undercard, Mexico’s Humberto Soto knocked Benoit Gaudet of Canada down early in the ninth round and then stopped him with a flurry of punches to retain his 130-pound super featherweight title. It was the second defense of the title for Soto, who improved to 48-7-2 with 31 knockouts, while Gaudet fell to 20-2.
All Filipinos including the Capisnons were very proud of our hero, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
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