2 May 2009

Hatton tips scales almost 1kg heavier than Pacquiao

11:39 am on 2 May 2009

Roared on by cheering fans, holder Ricky Hatton weighed almost a kilogramme heavier than challenger Manny Pacquiao on the eve of their IBO light-welterweight boxing fight.

Briton Hatton tipped the scales right on the 63.44 kilogrammes limit - the old 140-pounds - in front of a boisterous crowd of around 4,000 at the MGM Grand Hotel.

Pacquiao, who's widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world and is seeking a title in his sixth different weight class, weighed in at 62.53kg, or 138 pounds.

It will be the Filipino's first fight as a light-welterweight.