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Batista backs Pacquiao in boxing fight against Ricky Hatton
Reported by: Colin Vassallo, on Mar 3, 2009 - 8:21:49 PM

- The injured Batista is currently in the Philippines doing media rounds for World Wrestling Entertainment. Earlier today he was at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ortigas participating in a round table talk with sportswriters and talked about the upcoming boxing fight between Britain's Ricky Hatton and Filipino's Manny Pacquiao.

"I am also a fan of Ricky, but Manny will kill him," said Batista whose father is Filipino as well. "Manny is in the league of his own. Nobody can touch him."

The former champ went so far as to say that not even the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr., can measure up to him.

Batista plans to join the Pacquiao’s entourage on May 2 for the fight. The Undertaker and Christian did the same in 2005 for Pacquiao's fight against Mexican Hector Velasquez. Ricky Hatton is also a big wrestling fan and is always present when WWE or TNA visit his home town of Manchester.

The story was carried by the Associated press and several media outlets in the Philippines.


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