Ricky Hatton vs Paulie Malignaggi. The Hitman vs The Magic Man. The Brit vs The Italian. The Wrestler vs The Boxer.

You can all call this fight anyway you want but I prefer to call it simply Hatton versus Malignaggi, Ricky’s defense of the being the top fighterand the winner of the Super Lightweight (or Jr. Welterweight) category against up and coming Italian boxer Paulie Malignaggi on November 22, 2008 at the MGM Grand Casino and Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, to be televised on live broadcast video by HBO PPV (Pay-Per-View). Yes, you would have to spend some dough to watch this semi-lackluster bout between two boxers who are out to prove the world that they are the king in 140 lbs division.

As usual, the free live streaming video of this fight will be all over the Internet, but if you are in the Philippines, the best way to watch is through Channel 2 at 10AM on Sunday, November 23. I think Boom-boom Bautista is on the undercard of this bout so there is no reason for you to catch it on TV. Be prepared to deal with the endless commercials though as our local stations are merciless when trying to milk advertisers of their marketing money, at the expense of a wasted Sunday for Filipinos.

Update: Ricky Hatton Wins via TKO on the 11 round

Video highlights and KO after the jump.

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Posted November 22nd, 2008 by admin | 14,276 views 1,683 Comments »