Re: Dislike for Ricky Hatton
I've got nothing but respect for him. He's overachieved in my opinion. I don't know how anyone cannot dislike or respect him, unless they've got a valid reason, and know him personally etc.
The way I view things is,
He left Frank W and the WBU belt behind.
He went to America to raise his profile.
In doing so, he chased down the best fighter in the world, and goaded him into a fight.
He made the sacrifice of fighting at 147, to get the fight.
After he fought Floyd, he went back to America to fight Manny.
He's coming back, because he doesn't want to retire on a loss.
You have to respect him. He's fought the best two fighters of his generation.
He could have stayed at home with Frank W, and milked the WBU, but he went out of his way to fight the best.
His skills didn't match his ambition, but again, he's done everything that he possibly could have done.
A true warrior!