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Monday, March 02, 2009

Hatton ‘wins’ over Pacquiao - darts


British superstar Ricky Hatton scored one over Manny Pacquiao as he defeated the Filipino boxing hero -- in the game of darts.

The Manchester native “outclassed” Pacquiao in a game of “501” which took place in Hatton’s local pub where he enjoyed the home advantage.

According to sportswriter Gareth Davies of Telegraph.co.uk, game rules favored Hatton as Pacquiao is more familiar with a darts game known as “cricket” which involves going around the board. (full article...)


Round one in the battle with Hatton goes to Pacman
Manny Pacquiao plays darts against Ricky Hatton to promote their 'World Junior Welterweight Championship Fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Ricky Hatton does not take on Manny Pacquiao until 2 May but, somewhat ominously for the Mancunian, round one in the build-up to what could be the defining fight of his career has gone to his opponent. The pair faced the public at the Trafford Centre in Manchester yesterday in an event designed to give Hatton momentum ahead of the Las Vegas showdown, but instead it was Pacquiao who arrived and departed to the more thunderous roars of approval. (full article...)

Pinoys make Pacquaio at home in faraway Manchester

GMA news.tv - ‎1 hour ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao hardly felt like a visitor from a faraway land when he came face-to-face with his next foe, Ricky Hatton during their ...

Pacquiao faces ‘huge’ task

Business Mirror - ‎3 hours ago‎
And although four-division champion Manny Pacquiao has proven he can slug it out against big men when he scored a ninth-round stoppage of Oscar de la Hoya ...

Pacquiao: Hatton fight harder than Oscar bout

GMA news.tv - ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – Oscar "The Golden Boy" De La Hoya was a great opponent, but for Manny Pacquiao, facing Ricky Hatton may be even tougher. ...

Pacman-Hatton 'encounter', a draw

ABS CBN News - ‎10 hours ago‎
By Danny Buenafe, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau Chief | 03/02/2009 12:45 PM The first encounter of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton ended ...

Long weekend of contrasting fortunes for rivals Hatton and Pacquiao

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎16 hours ago‎
Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton, who meet in the ring in Las Vegas on May 2, had contrasting weekends.... Four-time world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao ...

Pacquiao: I’ll take Hatton’s crown

Inquirer.net - ‎19 hours ago‎
Manny Pacquiao has realized one of his long-cherished dreams: To breathe the moist air in faraway England. Exactly two months from now, he will try to ...

Pacquiao, Hatton camps trade verbal jabs in UK

GMA news.tv - ‎22 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines – The fighters have shown only respect for each other. So the usual bitter words that accompany a fight were left to the respective ...

Hatton ‘wins’ over Pacquiao

ABS CBN News - ‎Mar 1, 2009‎
British superstar Ricky Hatton scored one over Manny Pacquiao as he defeated the Filipino boxing hero -- in the game of darts. ...

Written by Aldrin Quinto / Subeditor

Business Mirror - ‎Mar 1, 2009‎
RICKY HATTON vowed he would have the last laugh on May 2 when he takes on flamboyant Filipino southpaw Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. ...

Manny Pacquiao lives the dream as Ricky Hatton awaits

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Mar 1, 2009‎
Manny Pacquiao slipped quietly out of The Grosvenor House Hotel on London's swanky Park Lane to meet the dawn chorus at Hyde Park, before boarding a train ...

Pacquiao and Hatton battle early ... in darts

Los Angeles Times - ‎Feb 28, 2009‎
Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton started the official press tour in advance of their May 2 junior-welterweight fight in Las Vegas by staging a game of darts ...
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