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Old 02-13-2008, 12:34 PM   #76
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As long as the opponent is genuinely world class that all you can ask IMHO. How many fighters come of a loss in the biggest fight of their career and face another really top-notch opponent? The next fight is about confidence, getting rounds in and getting the win.
Very true.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:55 PM   #77
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in the article it also calls hatton "the best p4p fighter at lightwelterweight" whatever that means!

No other division matters and the light welter division is the only division in boxing. Within this Hatton is the daddy and hence the p4p fighter at light welter.

Even Bunce would not make that mistake.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:02 PM   #78
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I can't really defend Hatton's choice of opponent. You can say his opponent is world class but I can't see why he isn't going after Malignaggi or even Torres. I would have been happy with that as long as he went for Witter afterwards. I'm becomming a a little bit disellusioned with Hatton if I am being honest. If this is on PPV, which I'm sure it will be, then I won't be ****ing paying.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:03 PM   #79
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As long as the opponent is genuinely world class that all you can ask IMHO. How many fighters come of a loss in the biggest fight of their career and face another really top-notch opponent? The next fight is about confidence, getting rounds in and getting the win.
Fair point, but I think Hatton has had enough of gaining confidence, getting the rounds in and getting the win in his career to date.
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:06 PM   #80
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as much as i'd like to give hatton the benefit of the doubt, i'd have to agree with you. the opponent certainly won't be juan diaz, malignaggi or torres and we already knew it wasn't going to be witter. it'll be someone he can beat comfortably and look good against.
Of course and why not?
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:09 PM   #81
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This rumour hasn't helped but it seems to be a case of lets hammer Hatton full stop on the brit forum these days.

He got quite a bit of stick before the Mayweather fight on here but there seems to be even more anti-Hatton sentiment being expressed now.

Some of the criticism is justified but I'm still surprised just how quickly a potential hero has been reduced to zero in many peoples eyes.
Agreed it is pretty sad, i have been a hatton fan for years and will always be one, the poor bastard just miscalculated, he will be back, and even if he doesnt he took on the best p4p in the world, fair play to him!
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:23 PM   #82
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As long as the opponent is genuinely world class that all you can ask IMHO. How many fighters come of a loss in the biggest fight of their career and face another really top-notch opponent? The next fight is about confidence, getting rounds in and getting the win.
No ones expecting another PBF calibre opponent. But lets be real the "Champs" at 140 are hardly names and that includes Witter and nor are they massive challenges. If Ricky wants to claim 140 as his its high time he started fighting the BEST the division has to offer instead of all thee ridculous confidence builders. Iv never seen a fighter wrapped in more cotton wool than Hatton.

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Old 02-13-2008, 01:56 PM   #83
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Lets be realistic, the reason that this fight is being held in a UK stadium, at a decent hour is so the opponent doesn't have to pass muster with American TV for a prime time slot. Most fighters would take this type of fight after suffering the type of loss that Hatton did against PBF, peope are making it sound like he's the first boxer to ease himself back in after a big loss.....
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:29 PM   #84
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No ones expecting another PBF calibre opponent. But lets be real the "Champs" at 140 are hardly names and that includes Witter and nor are they massive challenges. If Ricky wants to claim 140 as his its high time he started fighting the BEST the division has to offer instead of all thee ridculous confidence builders. Iv never seen a fighter wrapped in more cotton wool than Hatton.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:37 PM   #85
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To name but one... That was always a comment that was going to get picked apart...
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Yep he was another one. Hurricane my ass.
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To name but one...
And thats nice company then is it?
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Yep he was another one. Hurricane my ass.
He is the king of protected fighters. p4p.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:09 PM   #89
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And thats nice company then is it?
I didn't say he was in that company, did I? Any fair minded person would agree he's not. I said the 'most protected fighter ever' remark was going to get picked apart.
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