Originally Posted by smokey
Don't get me wrong. I'm sure there are good young fighters floating around at 140, but right now I don't see anyone who's built the reputation to be an impressive win for Hatton. It's not his fault that there just aren't that many 140 pounders with an impressive resume. His best fights are probably taking more 135 pounders moving up.... but there's the problem. There are more money fights at 135 than 140. 140 is just a bad weight to be at right now.
If Hatton wants to really make a legacy kind of mark, it's going to in a superfight at 147. If he takes one of the big welters and loses, most fans aren't going to give the guy who beat him a lot of credit due to how weak he looked in his single 147 fight. So what welter would want to risk it when they can aim for other established 147 opponents?
I think a fight with Mosley would be good. Mosley is a small 147.
Hatton taking on Mosley at 147??????
Lets be honest, I just don't see Hatton moving up to take on someone like Mosley at 147 (it wont happen), but it's true, Mosley is a small 147.