Hatton appeared intent on being the aggressor but got hit with nearly everything Pacman threw in his direction. A right hook put Hatton down midway through the first. A combination punctuated by a straight left put him down again shortly before the end of the round. Late in the second round, a perfect left hook put Hatton down flat on his back in the center of the ring. Referee Kenny Bayless - with no need to finish his count - waved the fight off at the 2:59 mark. Hatton was down for several minutes before finally getting to his feet. The Hitman was in no condition for post-fight interviews as he headed to the hospital for precautionary testing.
Despite the proliferation of weight classes and 'titles', it's still worth noting that that Pacquiao has now matched Oscar De La Hoya with titles in six weight divisions. More impressively, Pacquiao is now the first fighter in boxing history to win the 'lineal' title in four different divisions (flyweight, featherweight, junior lightweight and junior welterweight).
Punch Stats: Total Punches: Pacquiao - 73 of 127 (58%); Hatton - 18 of 78 (23%).
Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, predicted his fighter would KO Hatton within three rounds: "Ricky is wide open for the right. He always cocks his fist back before he throws it. He fights the same way over and over. I've studied every tape I could get for two months.