Manny Said Knock You Out!

May 3, 2009 · Posted in Events, General, sports 


Manny Pacquiao introduces world class speed and punching power to Ricky Hatton. Wally Skalij – L.A. Times

I had a plan to do some gloating last night.  My Filipino flag was ready and I had a few spots in L.A. scoped out to wave it in the event that Manny won the fight.  

Manny made short work of Ricky “Hitman” Hatton with a devastating knock out punch in the 2nd round.  I predicted Manny would win but I wasn’t expecting the fight to end so soon.  Everything was said and done by 8:45 pm!

The brutal knock out made me rethink the gloating plans.  Hatton fans didn’t deserve anymore grief as their fighter was a class act.   I decided to scrap the gloating plans and just enjoyed a victory drink at Tiki Ti – a local Filipino American owned bar. 


Most boxing analysts will attribute the win to Manny’s speed and punching power combined with a brilliantly executed fight plan by Freddie Roach, Michael Moorer and Manny Pacquiao.  That’s probably true but there were some x-factors that helped contribute to Manny’s win.

1. Manny’s mom was watching him live in Vegas.  Manny’s a great boxer but he’s still Filipino.  Like the rest of us, he didn’t want to hear the end of it from his mom if he didn’t perform well. 

2. Martin Nievera sang the Philippine National anthem.  Finally they get one of the top Philippine singers to do the anthem before a Manny fight and it resulted in a 2nd round knock out. 

3. Tom Jones sang  the British National Anthem of “God Save the Queen”.  So you’re asking how does this help Manny?  Think about it.  Manny LOVES to sing karaoke.  There are a few singers that have legendary karaoke status in the Philippines.  Tom Jones is one of those singers.  When Manny saw that Tom Jones was singing before one of his fights, he got inspired to be greater so that he could impress one of  his karaoke heroes. 

4. Buboy. Can’t forget Buboy.

And I can’t leave out…

5. Batista.  If you are about to get into a fight, who better to be standing behind you for back up than WWE Superstar Dave “The Animal” Batista.   Good lord he looked huge behind Manny.

Gloating the morning after

It’s Sunday morning after the fight.  My vocal chords are recovering from the amount of yelling I was doing at the Nike/SIPA sponsored Manny Pacquiao viewing event at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood (KHAN!).  I’ve been farting intermittently due to the poor decision on my part to get a chili spaghetti size at Bob’s Big Boy last night after downing a few rum drinks at Tiki Ti.  It seems that I am still celebrating Manny’s win as I now possess a devastating combo of a hoarse voice and frequent farts.

Seeing that my body is still in Manny victory mode, I might as well do what  bloggers do best… gloat like an asshole.

To all the Ricky Hatton fans that flew from England just to sing that retarded Ricky Hatton song, I have some modifications to your song’s lyrics. 

You got knocked out… Ricky Hatton!

Only took two rounds… Ricky Hatton!

Manny’s lightning fast fists, dropped you like a ton of bricks

Sending you to Hatton wonderland.

Learn your new lyrics you fracken hooligans. And tell the queen to take the iPod Obama gave her, shine it up real nice, turn that sumbitch sideways and stick it straight up her candy ass! 

At the viewing party I attended, we had our own cheer for Ricky Hatton. It went something like this:

OVER-RATED! (clap. clap. clap-clap-clap)  OVER-RATED! (clap. clap. clap-clap-clap)

To that interesting looking kid holding Ricky Hatton’s belt in the ring before the fight, I really hope you are developmentally challenged cause if not, oh man.  Dude, you kinda look like a real life version of Bobby Hill from King of the Hill.

And to Floyd Mayweather, Sr. 

You claimed Manny was amateur.  You called Freddie Roach a joke coach.  You said you were the best.  Well, it looks like you literally have been drinking too much of your own Kool-Aid.  Funny that you were nowhere to be seen after the fight and didn’t really have much to say to the press after your “Italian Stallion” got KO’ed like a little bitch poodle. Since you like to talk in poetic verse, I got a haiku for you and your crackhead-esque brother Roger.

Hey Floyd and Roger

You have earned a new title

Freddie Roach’s bitch!

Eh, whatever. Those two guys are so mentally warped they won’t get it.

Fight fans now await the outcome of the upcoming Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs Juan Manuel Marquez bout in July in the hopes of a Mayweather, Jr. vs Pacquiao mega fight down the road.  Or we just may end up with a Pacquiao vs. Marquez rematch.  Or we may get Pacquiao vs. Cotto or Pacquiao vs. Mosley.  Either way, Manny Pacquiao has solidified himself as the top draw in the world of boxing. 

A few thank yous

To Dante Basco, thank you for saying hello to my niece over the phone at the Pacquiao viewing party.  You didn’ t have to do that.  Even though you are not the pan, you turned my 14 year-old-niece into a screaming teenage fangirl and made her the coolest kid at the party she was attending as she told her friends that she was talking to Dante Basco on her cell phone.  Dante, you were bomb in “Biker Boyz.”

To Winston Emano, Joel Jacinto, SIPA and Nike, thank you for letting me and my buddies be a part of a great viewing event at the Montalban theater (KHAN!).  

To Manny Pacquiao, you will probably never read this but thank you for giving this generation of Pinoys so many great memories.   

Ok, the chili spaghetti is calling.  I gotta take a Floyd Mayweather, Sr.

News Links

Brilliant Pacquiao cements legacy with win – Yahoo! Sports
Pacquiao-Hatton: Lance Pugmire’s round-by-round observations – L.A. Times
Pacquiao punches place into history –

The broadcast from England

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21 Responses to “Manny Said Knock You Out!”

  1. Jose on May 3rd, 2009 10:00 am

    That fight was crazy. I think this way the first time I was high fived by a Mexi…. errr….. Latino while watching a Pacquiao fight at a bar.

  2. farmer John on May 3rd, 2009 10:42 am

    Short Right

  3. Arnold on May 3rd, 2009 10:51 am

    Wait…you and Dante are cool now?

  4. richard "don't call me ricky" move on May 3rd, 2009 11:35 am

    that brit does the best impersonation of “han frozen in carbonite” i’d ever seen… [chewbacca rowr]

  5. A Very Opinionated Pinoy Dude on May 3rd, 2009 4:25 pm

    Hmmm, wonder where Moonie would have done his flag-wave gloating at…

    The Queen Mary in Long Beach?
    The Cock and Bull Pub in Santa Monica?
    The French Connection UK store at the 3rd St. Promenade?
    The Southern California suburb of Westminster?
    Manchester Avenue?
    H. Salt Fish and Chips?

  6. Moonie on May 3rd, 2009 4:51 pm

    The short list was:
    H. Salt Fish and Chips
    The Virgin Megastore
    The London Hotel in West Hollywood

  7. A Very Opinionated Pinoy Dude on May 3rd, 2009 5:00 pm

    Even with the short fight time, the local H. Salt would have been closed already.

  8. richard "don't call me ricky" move on May 3rd, 2009 5:05 pm

    what was the sunset blvd. cross street where hugh grant got, um, “serviced” by that hooker divine brown?

    ‘coz, y’know, that’s a classic past example of a british celeb getting disgraced in america.

    funny, ‘coz divine went down on hugh while ricky hatton just went DOWN.

  9. Elsongs on May 3rd, 2009 8:51 pm

    Pacquiao > Hatton of course, but…

    Sir Tom Jones > Martin Nievera.

  10. Mikey on May 3rd, 2009 10:12 pm


    Even though you got yourself a black trainer…bottom line…you’re still white

    Ed Hocken: “You sure know your boxing. ”
    Lt. Frank Drebin: “All I know is never bet on the white guy. ”

    -Naked Gun 2 1/2

    My cousin had the best remedy to wake up hatton. Wave some bagoong in front of his nose. That’d do the trick.

  11. filiislander on May 5th, 2009 1:11 am
  12. Luka Hinirang on May 5th, 2009 10:55 am

    Jasmine Villegas > Sir Tom Jones > Martin Nievera and . . .
    My 4 year old niece’s birthday party @ Chuck E. Cheese’s >> Monday’s Manny Pacquiao “Victory Party” @ The Conga Room @ LA Live.

  13. tetro on May 8th, 2009 6:50 pm

    That Filislander shirt is weak sauce

  14. Mang Tomas on May 12th, 2009 12:42 pm

    I agree. My sauce kicks that filiislander shirt’s pwet.

  15. on June 12th, 2009 8:49 am

    MANNY! can still hear the chants inside the moviehouse.LOLZ.

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