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Pacquiao punches place into history

Originally Published: May 3, 2009
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- With one thunderous left hand, Manny Pacquiao smashed his way into boxing immortality.

Anyone doubt his pound-for-pound No. 1 perch now?

Shoot, anyone doubt his place as one of boxing's best ever?

The Filipino icon destroyed Ricky Hatton in two crushing rounds to make boxing history before 16,262 at the sold-out and electric MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.

It's something those of us who saw it shouldn't soon forget because ...

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