You wont see any Filipinos around Winnipeg tonight. They will all be glued to their televisions watching their Countries hero Manny Pacquiao fight Ricky Hatton.

The fight has been dubbed as a battle between east and west. Pacquiao being the national hero of the Philippines, and Hatton being one of the greatest boxers Manchester England has ever seen.

Pacquiao’s last nine fights were all victories against Mexicans, including boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya. He has earned the nickname Mexicutioner. This time around it is the entire country of England he is facing. Will the British invade Philippines once again? Or can the Pacman hold them off?


The epic battle takes place tonight (Saturday May 2) at 7pm, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It is available on pay-per-view on both MTS and Shaw for $39.99.

You can also watch the fight live at the McPhillips Street Station Casino on a 26ft screen. Tickets are $15.75 for main stage reserved seating, and $10.50 for second floor general admission. 18+ of course.


Manny Pacquiao
Birthplace: Gen. Santos, Philippines
Record – W-L-D (KO): 48-3-2 (36)
Last 10 Fights: 9-1-0 (5)
Age (Birthdate): 30 (12 Dec 1978)
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 6 1/2″
Reach: 67″

Ricky Hatton
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Record – W-L-D (KO): 45-1-0 (32)
Last 10 Fights: 9-1-0 (6)
Age (Birthdate): 30 (06 Oct 1978))
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 7 1/2”
Reach: 65”

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