You know, being filipino my heart always wanted Pac to win but rationality kicked in and I seriously thought in my mind that Hatton was gonna win. Hatton is no bitch and definitely not a joke and I thought Pac was pushing his luck with this fight.
I'm glad I was proven wrong.
Also, Hatton's soccer-hooligan-like fans are craaazy! Props to him just for attracting so many people from his own community. And for being the fighter that he is. When all is said and done, I'm still as much of a Hatton fan now as I was before the fight.
seriously. what pacman has done for boxing and his country of the phillipines is amazing. the sport needed a new face for the sport after mayweather retired. He is quiet,humble and is representing his country which a lot of has really done a lot for the sport and has gained a lot of new fans. he's not loud, he's not cocky, he's not arrogant. they feel an emotional connection to him.
Which, if I can divert from the current conversation, is why Pacquiao is getting so much notoriety in the first place. Our community feels empowered by such a visibly menacing force in the ring but at the same time we see what he does for his people. In General Santos City, where he grew up, he's done so much to make conditions better for people from running for office in order to change things from the inside, to setting up after school boxing programs for children so that they don't spend as much time in the street where it's dangerous. His philanthropy and generosity is what he'll ultimately be remembered for in addition to how he was in the ring. What Muhammad Ali was to the black community a few years back is what he is now to the Filipino community (Not in boxing style or prowess at all obviously, but in how both affected change in their own way).