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Old 05-17-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Hatton speaks on Mayweather & Cotto

Recently, Hatton said that he would like to challenge Mayweather, again, after taking care of Malignaggi, and that the bout against Lazcano might be his last in England.
That’s a bit contradictory, though, because a rematch against Mayweather, in early 2009, would probably happen in England –or at least it should happen in England, at 140 and with Hatton’s belt at stake.

-It is evident that Cotto has, at the moment, a better resume than Floyd Mayweather at 147. There is no doubt. If he beats Margarito, this difference will increase. To be fair, Mayweather has a decent resume at 147: he beat Sharmba Mitchell as a tuneup (months later, Sharmba was ranked in the Top10 by The Ring, before being defeated by [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]), Zab Judah (Top3 at the moment and former Undisputed Champion), Carlos Baldomir (who had a great year in 2006, a couple of important wins and was Lineal Champion) and Ricky Hatton (many don’t want to recognize it, but Hatton defeated a welterweight belt holder, in a close fight). Not bad.

However, that list of wins is clearly inferior to Cotto’s: Gomez, Urkal, Quintana, Judah and Mosley. Cotto’s resume, at 147, is better than Mayweather, but other factors should also be understood to make a better judgement:

a) Some of Cotto’s opponents were past their prime: Urkal and Mosley were/are old, and Judah was affected by the 2006 inactivity. Others didn’t reach top level until later, like Quintana, or were unranked, like Gomez.

b) Mayweather has been almost a spectator of this great welterweight period –it’s a shame and his fault–, but we must remember that he has been fighting at elite level since 1998 and has conquered belts in 5 weight classes. After his job at 130, 135, 140, 147 and 154 , asking him to come and beat all the welterweights was, maybe, too much.
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
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Recently, Hatton said that he would like to challenge Mayweather, again, after taking care of Malignaggi, and that the bout against Lazcano might be his last in England.
That’s a bit contradictory, though, because a rematch against Mayweather, in early 2009, would probably happen in England –or at least it should happen in England, at 140 and with Hatton’s belt at stake.

-It is evident that Cotto has, at the moment, a better resume than Floyd Mayweather at 147. There is no doubt. If he beats Margarito, this difference will increase. To be fair, Mayweather has a decent resume at 147: he beat Sharmba Mitchell as a tuneup (months later, Sharmba was ranked in the Top10 by The Ring, before being defeated by [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]), Zab Judah (Top3 at the moment and former Undisputed Champion), Carlos Baldomir (who had a great year in 2006, a couple of important wins and was Lineal Champion) and Ricky Hatton (many don’t want to recognize it, but Hatton defeated a welterweight belt holder, in a close fight). Not bad.

However, that list of wins is clearly inferior to Cotto’s: Gomez, Urkal, Quintana, Judah and Mosley. Cotto’s resume, at 147, is better than Mayweather, but other factors should also be understood to make a better judgement:

a) Some of Cotto’s opponents were past their prime: Urkal and Mosley were/are old, and Judah was affected by the 2006 inactivity. Others didn’t reach top level until later, like Quintana, or were unranked, like Gomez.

b) Mayweather has been almost a spectator of this great welterweight period –it’s a shame and his fault–, but we must remember that he has been fighting at elite level since 1998 and has conquered belts in 5 weight classes. After his job at 130, 135, 140, 147 and 154 , asking him to come and beat all the welterweights was, maybe, too much.
Not busting your chops, but where in your post do you have Hatton speaking about Cotto in any shape or form?
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