Originally Posted by mike464
I don't like Calzaghe. I used to be a fan but got fed up of all the talk and continued WBO title fights. Also I'm starting to dislike Hatton for ducking The Hitter.
I think everyone got sick of the endless, meaningless WBO title defences. I read a funny article in Boxing Monthly about five months ago by Joe, saying '**** mandatories and meaningless defences' - I had to laugh - it took nine years for a unification fight (Lacy) with loads of **** defences in between.
He should have had the ***** to demand his promoter get big fights, a bit like Hatton did after 15 defences of WBU, when big opponents were promised for 'proper' titles, only to end up with the likes of Vilches and Pedersen.
I think a case could be made for Hatton ducking Witter - but a lot of other guys are turning down Witter as an opponent - Malignaggi doesn't want to know, Rees is after a payday with Hatton (understandably so - cos the bubble is ready to burst!), HBO aren't interested unless he is up against a top American name - but thats all Hopkins is, a name, Witter will blast him out in about 8 or 9.