And so the fight is one. After a series of negotiations on profit shares and venues, the Pacquiao-Hatton mega bout is a go. Dubbed “The Battle of East and West,” this fight features two brawlers who love to go head on and punch their opponents to a bloody pulp.
But apart from their exciting styles, both men also carry a huge fan base. Pacquiao, as usual, shoulders the hope and honor of a nation; Hatton has the full support of British fans behind him. So clearly, it’s not just Pacquiao and Hatton who will duke it out on May 2 in Las Vegas – fans will outshout, outdo, and out-everything other fans.
The trainers of both fighters also border on the legendary. Freddie Roach and Floyd Mayweather, Sr. have both produced champions. And both Pacquiao and Hatton are great champions with excellent pedigree. But the truth of the matter is that whoever wins the fight will bring their trainer to an even higher plane of boxing’s greatest trainers.
“The Battle of East and West” is truly a fight that has a “Classic” word already stamped on it. For Pacquiao and Hatton, besting each other will clearly solidify their status and raise their boxing careers on an even higher level than it is now.