Re: Fighters your emotionally attached to..
I wouldn't go as far as saying "emotionally attached" but there is a definitely a "different" feeling when watching Carl Froch (and no it's not a stirring in my boxers). He just embodies all that is right about the sport. I think a key thing is that he has all the qualities I'd like to have as a boxer - fights like a warrior, chin of steal and heart of a lion. He represents the UK very, very well.
I like the honesty about Hatton/Mayweather - I was in a similar place. I was absolutely smashed and had been completely sold by all the 24/7 hype. Before all that I was treating Hatton as a "moderately live underdog" - then I just started to believe that he could win it and how brilliant it would be if he did. I was in a dark place about British sport for a while after that...