I watched the fight with my dad and his friend. I'm a Ricky Hatton fan and am very upset with the outcome of this fight, obviously. There is no excuse for why he got beat so badly. He showed absolutely ZERO defense. The KO punch was just absolutely astonishing.
If anyone recorded the fight, you should go back and look at Hatton as he's receiving that looping left hook. Pacquiao's wind up on that punch was so much, that it's hard to believe Hatton didn't see it coming. He actually closed his eyes in brace of the impact. What else is weird is that instead of Hatton's right glove moving up to protect his head, it actually goes down. He didn't even try to turn his head away from the punch.
My dad's friend thought the fight might have been fixed because of all of this. Especially considering the timing of Mayweather Jr. coming out of retirement. Could you think of a more perfect setup for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao? It's much more appealing than a rematch with Hatton. I don't want to think it was fixed. I'd rather like to believe that Mayweather Sr. is a horrible trainer. Who knows why the fight went the way it did?
Simply put, your dad's friend and anyone else who thinks it was fixed is an idiot. Jesus Christ, no one can just accept facts and the fact is, Pacquiao beat the living ish out of him. No, I repeat, no person agrees to take that type of punishment. He didn't just lose the fight, he almost left on a stretcher.
If Mays actually agrees to fight PacMan then I will be in Vegas for the fight.