The superfight of 2009 is going to be about to jump off this Saturday when Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton trade leather to the 140 Lb. Ring Championship. Hatton, 45-1, 32 KO’s, is undefeated at Jr. welterweight and will be defending his crown from the 1 pound-4-pound fighter busy at Manny Pacquiao, 48-3-2, 36 KO’s. The fight supporting the battle will be among the coaches of both combatants. Freddie Roach is the longtime trainer of Pacquiao while Floyd Mayweather Sr. will be working with Hatton for just the second time. The victor will have plenty of bragging rights, and both of these trainers are considered some of their best in boxing and respect in their area. The fight odds are stacked with Pacquiao recorded as a -295 moneyline favorite.

Pacquiao is a specimen that’s been gifted enough to fight with four different weight classes. The southpaw Pacquiao has elite handspeed, ability, footwork and stamina. The offensive minded puncher Pacquiao has refined his boxing skills with Roach and looked unbeatable in his fight against Oscar De La Hoya. Pacquiao has a beautiful jab, combinations that are flowing and brutal bodypunches. The boxing betting odds OVER\UNDER for the Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton battle is at 9.5 Rounds with all the OVER in -140.

The pleasure loving Brit Ricky Hatton is a competitive bodypuncher that’s one of the in boxing. The stockily built competitions are mauled by Hatton with his speed and pressure. Equipped with a left jab and a high volume attack, Hatton grinds down his enemies. Ricky looked very impressive in his first fight with Mayweather Sr. when he beat down slickster Paulie Malignaggi.

Is Hatton slick enough on defense to prevent being ripped by the blinding combinations of Pacquiao? Will the smaller framed Pacquiao have the ability to handle himself against Hatton from the trenches? Does Hatton have enough of a chin? The boxing gambling odds give a 75% probability of beating Ricky Hatton to Manny Pacquiao.

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