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Old 06-25-2007, 02:18 AM   #31
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Default Re: Dont Fight Hatton On The Inside!!pbf Is The Man

Hatton's physical nature won't carry well to 147, which is why Collazo gave him so much trouble.

As a boxer, there is really very little you can do against what Hatton does. The problem is Hatton has very good handspeed, and leaps in with his punches. You'd have to be a really good counterpuncher to catch him coming in. And it has to be before he ties you up.

He has a bit of John Ruiz in him, and that really does irk me. I can't stand guys who disallow the inside game. Hatton never really seemed to be this way before, but he is now. I can understand he is doing this or that to wear a guy down, but you have to be a dunce to not recognize that he is also doing it to avoid any sort of inside exchanges.

I will say this though, that bodyshot he knocked Castillo out with was golden, and should cement Hatton's status as one of the very best body punchers in the business. I'd put him right next to Cotto in that department.
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