pacquiao-hatton-poseClearly, Manny “the Pacman” Pacquiao enjoys popular support over his opponent Ricky “the Hitman” Hatton.

Only a few internet site or blog are saying Hatton will triumph over Pacquiao during their fight on May 2, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Even the simple poll ran on this blog a few months back shows Pacquiao will beat Hatton by a TKO.

As of this writing, the poll Pacquiao vs Hatton: Who Will Win? has the following initial results:

  • Pacquiao by TKO (85.0%, 211 Votes)
  • Hatton by TKO (10.0%, 24 Votes)
  • Pacquiao by Decision (4.0%, 9 Votes)
  • Hatton by Decision (2.0%, 4 Votes)
  • Draw (0.0%, 0 Votes)

85%, or about 211 believe that Pacquiao will knock out Hatton, in contrast, only 10% believe Hatton will TKO the Pacman.

And only a small percentage predict that the Pacquiao vs Hatton fight will end on the judges’ score cards.

But still, these are predictions, and the final verdict will be known once the punches are thrown in the ring on May 2, 2009.

In the Philippines, the live telecast of the Pacquiao-Hatton fight will be shown in many cinemas across the country, with tickets at about Php550.00 (or about USD12.00), with free snacks.

On the other hand, bettors have favored Manny Pacquiao as well, with 2-1 betting odds over the slugger from Great Britain.

Initial betting in Las Vegas revealed that Pacquiao has 215 betting odds (you win US$1.00 for every US$2.15 you bet on Manny Pacquiao). Hatton has 185 betting odds (a US$1.00 bet wins US$1.85).

It’s minus 140 odds that the fight will go at least in the 10th round or later, and plus 120 odds that the fight will last until the 10th round or less.

While the Pacquiao camp is confident of a win, Ricky Hatton and trainor Floyd Mayweather, Sr. believe Manny will be knocked out on the 6th round.

Another exciting fight isn’t it? What do you think of these Pacquiao-Hatton predictions? Ohh, you can still participate in our poll below.

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