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Old 06-28-2007, 01:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: Mayweather Ready For Hatton

Originally Posted by Imperial1
After defeating Jose Luis Castillo with a spectacular fourth round KO on Saturday, Ricky Hatton made it clear the fighter he wanted next is Floyd Mayweather Jr. Hatton made some remarks that have riled up Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Quoted by the media, Floyd Mayweather Jr is now ready to come out of his self imposed retirement and silence Ricky "Hitman" Hatton.

Quoted in the Media, Mayweather Jr stated: "I was retired, but I'll sign to fight Hatton right now."

Mayweather went on to diss Hatton, saying: "Ricky Hatton cannot fight. He cannot box. He throws one punch at a time and then holds. There is no skill to what he does in the ring.

"I've tried to let the things he said about me slide by but now he's 'dissing' me on national TV and I want to shut him up."

"Ricky Hatton is the most over-rated fighter of the last 25 years. He beat an old Kostya Tszyu and he beat an old Castillo who was shot," he said.

"I beat Castillo twice and the first time I did it with one hand because the other was so messed up. That was five years ago when Castillo was in his prime."

According to media reports, Mayweather's advisor Leonard Ellerbe feels that a deal for Mayweather vs Hatton could be made in the next few weeks..

Wonder where does it take place ???
In Hatton's worst nightmares? Oh, I kid.

I think the fight will probably take place completely on Mayweathers terms. It just seems like he'll be unwilling to negotiate, Mayweather being so sure that he has already proven himself as the definite best of all time or whatever (though, he clearly hasn't).

It may be asking too much for Mayweather to drop 2 weightclasses in between fights, then again, he came in at 148 against DLH anyways. Everyone is going to assume that Mayweather has an advantage at 147, but I think that Hatton just had poor conditioning for the Collazo fight, and it wasn't so much the extra weight.

I mean, I want to say it takes place in Vegas but the money may be in Jolly Ol' England so, I wouldn't be too shocked if Floyd was okay with that.
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