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article imageFilipinos in Britain Bet On a Pacquiao Knockout Win & Still Lost Special

By Edwin Ladaga     May 7, 2009 in Sports
Several Filipino boxing fans in the United Kingdom have placed their hard earned cash on Manny Pacquiao to win by knockout between three to six rounds. They lost their money when the Pacman demolished Hatton in two brutal rounds.
Mel Lipay, a porter who works at a Leisure Centre in South London, lost £1000 ($1,490). Mel expected Manny to win between the third and ten rounds.The Filipino boxing superstar disappointed him by finishing the Hitman early in the fight.
Mel was on his way from winning his wager until a left hook floored Hatton in the second round. He was hoping for Ricky to get up but soon realized that his chance of doubling his money is gone. The pug from Manchester fell down on his back unconscious and had to stay their for nearly three minutes.
"I was one second away from making a profit" , Mel told DigitalJournal.com.
"I am sober for losing my money. But `I am happy that Pacquiao won convincingly."
Juan Coran also gambled £100($149) pounds for a Pac knockout win in rounds eight and nine. He has mixed feelings about the results. "I should have listened to Freddie Roach's prediction" he said.
Some Filipino boxing aficionados have reportedly lost more than £5000. They have underestimated Manny's boxing and brawling ability. They know the man from the Philippines was very good. What they didn't expect was that Pacquiao was extremely brilliant and impressive.
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