FILIPINO icon Manny Pacquiao scored a spectacular second round knockout of Ricky Hatton to wrest the Ring Magazine’s welterweight crown.

Pacquiao uncorked a powerful left hook late in the second round sending Hatton crashing into his back. Referee Kenny Bayless immediately waived his hands up in the air to end the fight. Hatton was knocked out as soon as the punch landed on his jaw.

The Filipino boxing sensation earlier dropped Hatton twice in the first round.

Pacquiao, who started as a light flyweight, had captured world crowns in the flyweight, superbantamweight, super featherweight, lightweight in addition to the welterweight title he wrested from Hatton.

In Cagayan de Oro City, virtually all villages in the heart of the city set up widescreen viewings – for free – for residents in their respective areas.

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