Not only am I a woman that really appreciates beer, but I am a woman who loves boxing. This Saturday’s Pacquiao vs. Hatton fight will be the ultimate beer/boxing lovefest for me. Line, up boys! ….okay I was just kidding, I didn’t mean really line up. No, really. Just sit down and enjoy this blog post. The PM love letter can wait. Pacquiao vs. Hatton, can’t.
The Pacquiao vs. Hatton fight is dubbed THE fight of the year, by basically everyone in the boxing world and me. If you can’t really distinguish a ‘fight of the year’ from a typical ho-hum fight, I’ll break it down simply: 1) Global appeal. Britain vs. Philippines…in Vegas. Hence the cheesy, “East vs. West” title. 2) The players are the best of the best of the best in their division. Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton has a record of 45-1 while Manny “The Pac Man” Pacquiao has 48-3-2. What do all the funny numbers mean? These guys are really f**king good. 3. No world titles are at stake, but if Pac man wins, it might be hard to find him another person to fight. He beat Oscar De La Hoya in De La Joya’s last fight of his career last year. 4. Businesswise, the fight is expected to hit the 1 million buy mark. In other words, everyone and their gerbil will be watching the fight on HBO PPV. In this economy, this is serious business.
My money’s on the Pac Man. For obvious reasons. Tune in Saturday, May 2nd 9 p.m. EST/ 6 p.m. PST, live on HBO pay-per-view.