Pacquiao loss shocks Ricky Hatton
MANILA, Philippines - British boxer Ricky Hatton has finally reacted to boxing champ Manny Pacquiao's stunning defeat at the hands of Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez.
In his Twitter account, Hatton said he thought Pacquiao was winning until the champ was knocked out cold in the sixth round.
In Hong Kong, just watched the pacman v Marquez fight.What a punch. Walked right onto it. Pacman was winning I thought. Still in shock.
— Ricky Hatton MBE (@HitmanHatton) December 9, 2012
Pacquiao defeated Hatton with a knockout in the second round of their May 2, 2009 fight. The crushing defeat later caused Hatton to spiral into depression, drugs and alcohol.
"It was depression. I was so down, I was crying and breaking down and contemplating suicide,” he said in Ringtv.com.
Hatton went back into the ring last September but was again defeated, this time by Vyacheslav Senchenko. He announced his final retirement from the ring immediately afterwards.
"I needed one more fight to see if I had still got it - and I haven't. I found out tonight it isn't there no more," he said.