Originally Posted by SugarRay
I don't think you can discount the fact that Tszyu was not in his prime. Prior to the fight I recall boxing analysts saying that Tszyu had age and inactivity going against him.
Just because Tszyu says that the current Tszyu beats a younger Tszyu doesn't mean he could. I'm sure a 25yo Tszyu would have been fitter, hungrier and faster than a 35yo Tszyu. These three characteristics would have helped Tszyu pull through (in my thoughts anyway). Futhermore, he was perhaps a bit ring rusty since he had not fought for a while. So, I don't agree with your statements above.
Having said that, Hatton deserves credit.
Excellent post, and what I was trying to say