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Feature: Hatton vs Pacquio in the News

Posted on 05/02/2009

The Battle of East and West is presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and promoted by Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, in association with MP Promotions and Hatton Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate and Southwest Airlines. Pacquiao vs. Hatton, a 12-round junior welterweight world championship battle, will take place Saturday, May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

The Pacquiao vs. Hatton pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $49.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Pacquiao vs. Hatton fight week updates, log on to

Manny Pacquiao, Yahoo! Sports:  “Diary Part IV – The Time is Near”;_ylt=AnO1pq3HtDsyc0uTgVciWgOUxLYF?slug=ys-pacdiary050109&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Ricky Hatton, Yahoo! Sports:  “Diary Part IV – Rocking the House”;_ylt=ApMUrNhFpixNdpwm9KEGdF.UxLYF?slug=ys-hattondairy050109&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports:  “Pacquiao Chases History”

Dan Rafael,  “Pacquiao Chases Sixth Title, History”

Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal:  “World is Right: This Isn’t Hatton’s Night”

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press:  “A Big Underdog Last Time, Pacquiao is Now Favored”;_ylt=Ah3mST0WcODcao3xgN8hKg6UxLYF?slug=ap-pacquiao-hatton&prov=ap&type=lgns

Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times:  “The Fun, and Cash, Flows Around Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton”,0,7145891.column

Tim Smith, New York Daily News:  “Manny Pacquiao, Ricky Hatton Connect with Jabs Before Fight in Las Vegas”

George Willis, New York Post: “Expect Manny to Pull Hatt Trick”

NPR “Weekend Edition”:  “Filipino Boxer Looks Beyond The Ring”

Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times:  “Roach Says Hatton’s Team is Making Excuses in Advance”,0,1218927.story

Mark Kriegel,  “Roach, Pacquiao a Formidable Duo”,-Pacquiao-a-formidable-duo

Robert Morales, Press-Telegram:  “Sizing Up Hatton, Pacquiao”

Ron Borges, Boston Herald:  “It’s Time to Tangle”

Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review-Journal:  “Pacquiao vs. Hatton:  “pound for Pound Showdown”

Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times:  “Manny Pacquiao Will Show His Superiority Over Hatton”

Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times:  “Each Trainer Confident in His Fighter”

Carlos Arias, Orange County Register:  “Pacquiao-Hatton Speed vs. Power”

Kieran Mulvaney, Reuters:  “Hatton Fans Defy Financial Crisis by Flocking to Vegas”

Norm Frauenheim,  “Only Pacquiao and Hatton Aren’t Over The Top as Brits Turn Weigh-In into a Party”

Ron Borges, The National (Abu Dhabi):  Manny Pacquiao:  Face of a Nation”

Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters:  “Maternal Instincts Run Deep for Hatton’s “Mam”

Brett Okamoto, Las Vegas Sun:  “Hatton’s No. 1 Fan Leads Charge to Ring”

Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK):  “Hatton Must Turn Off the Fast Show to Beat Pacquiao and Set Up Mayweather Rematch”

Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK):  “Hatton Rocked by Row with Trainer on Eve of Fight Against Pacquiao”

Kevin Garside, Daily Telegraph (UK):  “Ricky Hatton Ready to Upset the Odds After Sizing Up manny Pacquiao”

Gareth Davies, Daily Telegraph (UK):  “Ricky Hatton Aims to Get Jump on Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas Fight”

Nick Giongco, Manila Bulletin:  “Britons Invade Las Vegas”

Ron Lewis, The Times (UK):  “Ricky Hatton Looks to Defy Odds Against Manny Pacquiao”

Ron Lewis, The Times (UK):  “Hatton and Mayweather Split Rumours Denied”

Stuart Brennan, Manchester Evening News (UK):  “Sparring Partner Tips Manny”

Chris Summers, BBC News:  “Hatton Fans Mob Sin City Weigh-In”

Melody Hoffman,  “Eve of Destruction”
Mike Kelner, The National (Abu Dhabi):  “Stomach for a Fight”

Leah Oatway, The National (Abu Dhabi):  “Boxers — and Countrymen in Gulf — Prepare for Title Bout”

Chris Flanagan, Lancashire Telegraph (UK):  “Pacquiao Will Be Too Sharp for Hatton”
Derek McGovern, The Daily Mirror (UK):  “I’m Drawn to Ricky Conspiracy Theory”
George Willis, New York Post:  “Pacquiao-Hatton Blog”
Michael Rosenthal, The Ring:  “Pacquiao – From Unknown to King of Boxing”
Adam Ramirez, El Paso Times:  “Hatton Must Prove His Worth”
David Avila,  It’s Mind Games, says GBP Source of Hatton/Mayweather Split Rumor”
Mike Reynolds, Multichannel News:  “Pacquiao-Hatton Caps Tops Sports Day”
Dave Larzelere, Sporting News:  “How Ricky Hatton Could Beat Manny Pacquiao”

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