Batista Backs Pacquiao in Boxing Fight Against Ricky Hatton

Colin VassalloCorrespondent IMarch 3, 2009

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; he talked about the upcoming boxing fight between Britian'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 Associated Press contributed to this story.