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Old 09-10-2009, 02:30 PM   #16
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hattons footwork was 2nd to none in his domestic and wbu days,but after beating zoo he seemed to loose intrest in this and think he can bulldoze everyone,it worked untill he met mayweather
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:47 PM   #17
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Hatton for me.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:20 PM   #18
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As Widdy said, Hatton was brilliant at creating openings and from angles that gave great leverage and his speed of foot, especially when he had someone in trouble was 2nd to none. But at top level he may of become a littlle to predictable and had to rely on his strength to get him through. But to say he had shit feet is bollocks.
Calzaghe's feet were his greatest attribute imo. They're the reason he could throw 15 slaps, disapear, then come at you again from a different angle with another 12. He could fight off the back foot or stand right in front of you comin at you fom all angles.
That gives Calzaghe the edge.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:34 PM   #19
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Calzaghe's footwork was awesome...

The Lacy fight... "What the eyes can't see the hands can't hit"...
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:55 AM   #20
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Calzaghe's footwork was awesome...

The Lacy fight... "What the eyes can't see the hands can't hit"...
to be honest though,you could see lacy coming from central london
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:46 AM   #21
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Both had good footwork but due to his superior domestic and international opposition Hatton was able to demonstrate his more frequently. Anyone who thinks Hatton had shit footwork needs to watch his sidesteps Vs Tommy Pea**** etc which became a staple of manchester fighters- John Simpson was side stepping well the other night.

Calzaghe's footwork like his punching was largely unintentional but he was a decent fighter and his footwork was good enough to move him and out of range as required.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:22 AM   #22
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Both had good footwork but due to his superior domestic and international opposition Hatton was able to demonstrate his more frequently. Anyone who thinks Hatton had shit footwork needs to watch his sidesteps Vs Tommy Pea**** etc which became a staple of manchester fighters- John Simpson was side stepping well the other night.

Calzaghe's footwork like his punching was largely unintentional but he was a decent fighter and his footwork was good enough to move him and out of range as required.
footwork largely unintentional?

Could you explain what you mean by this because to me this comment makes little sense.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:01 AM   #23
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Hatton had competetent footwork decent at cutting off the ring, but not a lot else.

Calzaghe can do it all.

Hopkins is a mile better than both of them combined.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:05 AM   #24
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hattons footwork was 2nd to none in his domestic and wbu days,but after beating zoo he seemed to loose intrest in this and think he can bulldoze everyone,it worked untill he met mayweather
it's called stepping up in comp.

my granny would look sharp on her toes against some of the tomato cans Hatton was fighting back then.

besides, Calzaghe has proven himself on strictly come dancing, Wicky hasn't and never ever will.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:06 AM   #25
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footwork largely unintentional?

Could you explain what you mean by this because to me this comment makes little sense.
He means he has a pathological hatred of Joe Calzaghe.

He needs to realise he can't get away with these making these comments, not without his old avatar.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:13 AM   #26
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it's called stepping up in comp.

my granny would look sharp on her toes against some of the tomato cans Hatton was fighting back then.

besides, Calzaghe has proven himself on strictly come dancing, Wicky hasn't and never ever will.
I think your first sentence is partially true - but would you not agree that Hatton let his ego get to him after defeating Tszyu rather than fighting to instructions from his corner?
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:28 AM   #27
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Calzaghe's footwork like his punching was largely unintentional
Lol that's quality
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:00 PM   #28
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it's called stepping up in comp.

my granny would look sharp on her toes against some of the tomato cans Hatton was fighting back then.

besides, Calzaghe has proven himself on strictly come dancing, Wicky hasn't and never ever will.
if you read it dick weed,instead of seeing hattons name and thinking CUNT, thats what i was saying ,u gary glitter kiddie fiddling mudder ****er of a twat,see ya
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:32 PM   #29
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hatton was always chasing fights after tszu, on his way up he did cut the ring off well he also closed the range down really well (hes got a short reach) got in and out with his shots. with his opponent on the ropes he got brilliant angles with his footwork.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:39 PM   #30
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it's called stepping up in comp.

my granny would look sharp on her toes against some of the tomato cans Hatton was fighting back then.

besides, Calzaghe has proven himself on strictly come dancing, Wicky hasn't and never ever will.

have you ever boxed, cos i dont see that its easy to look as good as hatton looked in those days. nearly every fighter including all time greats have fought over the hill fighters and journey men, but you have to shine and be head and shoulders above them, which he was..imho
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