Originally Posted by bailey
Im no fan of Hatton at all, but 90% of people didnt think Hatton lost. It was a close fight which could have gone either way, with Hatton badly hurt in the last round, but the majority felt Hatton won at the time. Now Hatton has lost, he has become someone that people like to bash, and now years later say they think he lost, but not at the time. But if you rate Collazo that high, arent you surprised he couldnt do a bit more against a smaller LWW, in his 1st WW fight?
Not really. Hatton was a legitimate top 10 pound for pound fighter at the time, Collazo was a smallish welterweight, and Collazo doesn't have much power. He was only two fights removed from beating Tszyu and he had two more good wins right after that fight. Hatton was a pretty heavy favorite coming in. But styles make fights.