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Old 06-26-2007, 10:32 AM   #16
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I remember, it was 2 years ago yesterday. Floyd Mayweather was going to fight Arturro Gatti and the 140 lb division was a mess. There were 4 really big fighters there and they just weren't fighting each other. It was an exciting time to be a fight fan, with Cotto, Harris, Mayweather, and Hatton all in the same weight class. The clashes were inevitable.

But they weren't inevitable. It's been two years. Harris has proved himself to be probably outclassed by the other three, but the other three STILL HAVEN'T FOUGHT. Now they all occupy different weight divisions, and what I thought was going to be awesome 2 years ago turned into a huge disappointment.

Instead, Cotto faces Zab Judah who lost to Baldomir and Mayweather. Mayweather faces an old De La Hoya. Hatton faces a seemingly over the hill former lightweight champion. All three of these guys have been disappointing. I wanted them to fight each other TWO YEARS ago. I'm sick of trying to decide which fighter is better by just GUESSING. We wouldn't have this whole "blah blah you are a nuthugger whoever fan blah blah my guy is better" if boxers would just FIGHT EACH OTHER.
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:49 AM   #17
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if he's fighting in Britain it should be against Witter. No one else will do. Then he can take on Mayweather in Vegas
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:28 PM   #18
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if he's fighting in Britain it should be against Witter. No one else will do. Then he can take on Mayweather in Vegas
It should be Witter, especially if he beats Vivian Harris and it should be on ITV. It should be a UK superfight.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:02 PM   #19
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It should be Witter, especially if he beats Vivian Harris and it should be on ITV. It should be a UK superfight.
Two things-

1) Hatton hates Witter and won't want to give him a big payday

2) Witter doesn't fight harris till Sept so you can guess yourself when Witter would be ready to fight again. In view of Ricky's much improved performance following a shorter than usual layoff do you really think that's a good idea?
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:06 PM   #20
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**** the ducking Malinaggi then!
Mallinaggi is putting himselfout of the equation by stating this.....
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:10 PM   #21
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The hell with Witter nobody carres about this guy. He will forever be remembed as Hatton chaser and nothing else.

Bring on Cotto/PBF/mosely
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:11 PM   #22
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Floyd isnt going to the UK and that fight is the biggest fight in terms of LEGACY that might be possible, so Hatton may very well have his next fight in Vegas and would be a FOOL to let location stop such an event as long as the $$$$$$ offer is fair.

Malignaggi?? Respect PM, but he's IN NO POSITION to call shots!!! He wants Hatton?? Have a nice trip to the UK
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:16 PM   #23
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Maligianni doesnt have a right to say where a fight between him and Hatton would be held, Hatton is the daddy not him! He isnt even the next highest ranked champion at 140.

If Hattons fights in Britain next he might aswel fight Witter (presuming he gets past Harris that is.)
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:04 PM   #24
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If he fights PBF i'd bet it will be in britain...it would surely make both guys the most money and PBF knows it.
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:30 PM   #25
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Hatton v Witter at the MEN. Let's see it. Hatton doesn't have a WBC belt.
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:50 AM   #26
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Why doesn't this reasoning apply to Margarito calling out Mayweather? Or Hatton calling out Mayweather?
Because Hatton has two monumental wins on his record, and has proved himself a world class fighter.

Even if you think Mayweather will hand him his ass on a plate as he did to De la Hoya, beat him without breaking sweat as he did to Oscar (which I happen to), you can't argue that Ricky Hatton hasn't earnt his chance.

And let's be honest, Mayweather will earn a lot of respect for being the first, and possibly only fighter to have beaten Hatton, if he fights and wins. And another fantastic name on his career record, if he's chasing ATG status.

Malignaggi calling out Hatton is not the same. Hatton is an elite calling out to an arrogant, attention seeking retired elite for the match we all want. Malignaggi is trying to boost his own profile trying to tag on to Hatton's success when he doesn't deserve to share the same ring with him yet. He hasn't proved himself, and turned up to the Cotto fight happy not to get KOd. He's still proud about it now. He turned up to a fight he knew he'd never win because he's not good enough, happy not to get annihilated. What kind of chump after that calls out and slates Hatton who's beaten two world champion legends and is the de facto undisputed 140lb king?
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:03 AM   #27
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I spit coffee all over my keyboard when I read ATG and Hatton in the same sentence. You guys kill me!
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:33 PM   #28
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The winner of Soulemayne M'Baye vs Gavin Rees will face Ricky later this year with the WBA & IBO belts up for grabs.
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:43 PM   #29
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Just found this quote from Ricky's father in yesterdays Sunday Mirror
Ray Hatton, says his son will end up facing Mayweather (tentative for Nov. 10 in Las Vegas), with an announcement expected in early August.
"It looks to me like the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] fight can be made - and that is one that Ricky really wants. I expect we will make some type of announcement by the start of August, but right now Ricky needs a break," the elder Hatton said.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:05 PM   #30
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Paulie demanding MSG makes a lot of sense to me - he doesn't want to fight Hatton yet, and at this stage in his career, it's better for him to build up his name, so he doesn't need to fight in New York to draw. He already has 2 pretty decent fights basically lined up if he wants them, and they should help his exposure some - Salita (who's also a DiBella guy) and Ngodjo (who's his mandatory). The first fight will probably be a small PPV and the second will get picked up by someone. After that, he'll have a bit more of a name, and might be able to venture out of New York. In the meantime, that's the only place he'll really draw, and since Hatton travels well, if he was to fight Paulie, the overall pot would be much bigger at MSG than if the fight was in the UK.

Still, I'd be much happier if this fight doesn't get made. Hatton would butcher Paulie.
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