Hatton: Pacquiao’s De La Hoya win a fluke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Hatton thinks Manny Pacquiao’s big win over Oscar De La Hoya in December was a fluke. Hatton (45-1, 32 KOs) is counting on beating the Filipino star on May 2 in Las Vegas.

“Any win against Oscar is a magnificent one. Is that the Oscar De La Hoya we have come to love? I don’t think so,” Hatton said. “And only Oscar can say what happened on the scales. He looked a shell of the Oscar we know. I don’t think it was hard to beat Oscar that night.”

Pacquiao (48-3-2) and Hatton were at a red carpet event at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood to promote the junior welterweight title fight for the first and only time in the U.S.

Actor Mickey Rourke walked the red carpet, as did UCLA men’s basketball coach Ben Howland and former NFL linebacker Willie McGinest.

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