Originally Posted by mgal7414
Hatton has at least as good a chance of taking out the December bout as Mayweather. Possibly better than evens.
IMO, irrespective of how fit Mayweather is, fighting on the backfoot with your opponent on your chest for 36 minutes is tough going. If Mayweather fights Hatton in the same fashion as he has done every other opponent for the past five years, he will lose early rounds due to Hatton's superior activity and be drained - which takes away his precision and power- for the later rounds.
For Mayweather to win, he must be far more active, which brings Hatton even further into the fight. Hatton's footspeed will ensure that he is always on top of Floyd and if Floyd opens up, he will get outdone on the inside. Hatton is simply better at it. Though Hatton may get caught on coming in several times, he has proven he can work through a good shot. Hatton is an incredibly good chance in this fight.
What befuddles me somewhat though, is how many of you Poms 'pay homage' to Mayweather's 'greatness' on the infantile general forums. I constantly read such statements as, 'I expect Floyd to win, but Hatton to make a good account of himself.' Whilst you at least you never sound like braggarts, Poms always tend to overrate their opponents. IMO it is why you are often not as successful as sport as you should be. Mayweather is incredibly good, but hardly on another level to Hatton. Have a little more faith in your man!
I think thats rather unfair i reckon were just as fired up if not more so than the americans. Rickys got loadsa fans making the journey there and i reckon our fans are number 1 for supporting their fighter , we dont just sit there and clap we roar our fighter on. And i think boxing is taking a knock in popularity everywhere , but id say good or bad with mainstream boxers like hatton calzaghe and khan i reckon its more popular in britain than it has been since the early 90's. Im really behind ricky and support him % 100 but unlike me americans im not arragant enough to say my fighter is definetly gunna win and the other has no chance. Also your gunna get alot of british people who arnt fans of ricky on here who are probably viewing it less biased than me and are a bit more conservative with their views.
But anyways go RICKY!!!!!