Originally Posted by bumdujour
why does he deserve a heros welcome??? he was a 2-1 underdog and lots of people were picking him to beat floyd.
and most experts even said that if anyone would get koŽd, it could only be pbf.
after all, pbf is NO PUNCHER!!!!
so isnt his performance a total letdown???
i mean just about everyone expected him that even if he lost that he would have done alot better!!!!
he remaind far behind the expectations.
so why a heros welcome??? what heroic thing did he do??
sure, he showed heart. but how many british fighters fighting oversees show heart??? unless you give everyone a heros welcome, why give one to hatton????
He shouldn't be given a heroes welcome but neither should he be criticised to heavily as he lost to the best boxer in the world.
Also the expectations you say he fell short of were clearly unrealistic in the first place.
But yeah, you have a point. This british obsession with heroic losers needs to be put to bed.