Originally Posted by achillesthegreat
You've brought this whooping upon yourself. You've made your bed now you must sleep in it.
This isn't about Mayweather or Cotto. I love it when people say moronic things like this. There is always somebody out there that you will get with. He'll beat Floyd and Cotto and you'll come up with stupid **** like - he couldn't do this to Paul Williams. You'll always find someone to hide behind. What would happen with Mayweather and Cotto is an OPINION. What happened with Tszyu and Castillo is FACT.
Now let's talk about Tszyu.
Tszyu had fought 7 months earlier against the consensus number 1 140 pounder. Take into consideration Tszyu has 14 week training camps so is ready in every shape and form.
Prior to that he hadn't fought in about 20 months BUT had trained to fight Mitchell about 3 or 4 times! Each time he'd been in camp for many months. So he had the training camps without the wear and tear of any fights.
You can't complain about sharpness because his timing, range, accuracy was spot on and brutal against a slick, fast, southpaw in Mitchell.
The intensity in which Tszyu managed to fight Hatton with is even more proof that he wasn't finished as a fighter.
The anti-Hatton argument via the Kostya Tszyu fight is manure at best.
What the **** are you going on about, brought what upon myself?
Sharba Mitchell was gone before he fought Kostya, had knee problems, and was scared.
Watch the fight.
Then next, if you read my opening post, I said that Tszyu showed how to beat Hatton, and thats making him lunge is, and countering him.
Tszyu was excellent in the middle rounds, but just didnt have any gas left.
14 week training camps are all good and well, but it doesnt hide the fact, tht training must be consistent to be optimum, and Tszyus hadnt been as he was injury prone.
De La Hoya had a 14 week camp, many fighters do, but if you are inactive for spells before or between these, youll gas, thats FACT.
My reference to Mayweather was that he is brilliant at measuring distance, is very, very accurate, and doesnt gas.
Kostya showed this as the way to beat Hatton, just didnt have enough left at that stage of his career to pull it off, Mayweather has that.
I think Hatton is a very good fighter, I just think that against the very best, he'll get beaten, and that was my point.