Hatton has already got my respect, I think he's great in and out of the ring. Putting his perfect record at stake to fight the very best in the sport would definitely gain him even more respect, win or lose.
Nicely summed up. How many modern day fighters would put their pride, ego and unbeaten record at stake against what many consider to be a far superior opponent, at the same time probably conceding weight advantage, location and money to get the fight made? Not many, if any at all is the answer.