Ricky Hatton has slammed his rival Manny Pacquiao ahead of their light-welterweight boxing super-fight in Las Vegas on 2 May, claiming that the Filipino has too many vowels in his name.
Ricky Hatton has labelled Manny Pacquiao 'a grammatical nightmare', and says he has terribel trouble spelling Pacqauo's name properly.
The Manchester-based boxer has also struggled with Pacqouia's name during training, and believes that the difficulty in pronouncing it correctly could well have a bearing on the fight itself.
Hatton's trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr, the father of Floyd Mayweather Jr, told us:
"Some o' these catsa got really weird names, y'know whaddamean?"
Hatton's last bout, against another fighter whose named was riddled with vowels, Paulie Malignaggi, last November, ended in success, but his camp know that he will have to guard against complacency if he is to avoid any embarrassing spelling mistakes when he climbs into the ring with Qapcuoui in May.
"Manny's name is really 'Manuel', and that would be even more vowels! We should count ourselves lucky, I suppose!"
Puaciaoq's name is worth 22 points in Scrabble.