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Old 06-09-2010, 10:38 AM   #1
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What you opinion on the so far.

the posatives for me is that they seem to bring along there prospects quite quicky. They often have decent undercards and there fighters are very active.

the negatives are that all they do not seem to have a long term plan for there fighters. they just throw them into title fights to get a sky date. there level of main events are awful as they just throw fighters in for vacant titles.

Scott Lawton should have never been in there with Kyrakosion. Lawton can sell tickets, they should have pushed him towards a British or Commonwealth title fight. There talking about Scott Quigg fighting for the vacant European title at Super Bantamweight, he is not ready for that level. He should fight for the British and build up.

they also never let there fighters go on other bills if the lose purse bids.

Macklin vs Barker
Magee vs Smith

both fights that have fallen through because of Hattons.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:00 AM   #2
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:01 AM   #3
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They have been very good so far.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:02 AM   #4
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For a start up firm (admittedly with plenty of money behind them) think they've done very well.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:10 AM   #5
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Nice of you to put a token positive in there Rob before you gave us the "main course".
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:31 AM   #6
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The problem for the Hatton's is that they don't have a large number of top draw fighters who can top bills yet.

Letting Macklin or Magee fight on another bill effectively takes an event away from them.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:40 AM   #7
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They have exceeded my expectations.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:46 PM   #8
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i think they've been pretty good so far although i didn't like the way they called Matthew Hatton IBO shot a world title fight
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:47 PM   #9
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:02 PM   #10
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They have exceeded my expectations.
This. I've been pleasantly surprised. Hopefully they will emerge as a genuine contender to ****** as Britain's premier promoter.

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.they also never let there fighters go on other bills if the lose purse bids.

Macklin vs Barker
Magee vs Smith

both fights that have fallen through because of Hattons.
Andy Morris fought Gary Sykes on a Maloney bill. So there's one example to refute your claims.

Macklin-Barker did not fall apart because of Hatton promotions; it was never really on the cards. It's only got mentioned because of our obsession with domestic matchups; Macklin wanted an opponent who get him closer to a world title fight. Barker even with the British/Commonwealth & European titles is still not in the WBC's top 15 middleweights. That's why the fight didn't happen.

As for Magee & Smith why don't we wait and see why this hasn't materialised.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:23 PM   #11
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Good for boxing for sure. Rob positive not posative.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:41 PM   #12
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Their top of the bills are rubbish but like the way they show amateur boxing and are inventive with internet bills/shows etc. Jamie Moore looked a potential brilliant pundit on the show Hatton hosted on there the other week. Nice guy but find Mickey Cantwell annoying. Gareth Williams is a proper tool as well.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:15 PM   #13
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I dont think there is anything bad about another promotion company challenging Frank's empire quite Frankly no pun intended !!!!

On the match making , i think the match making reflects todays mind set , in that its not so much the title on the line but the level of opposition and what fights the public want to see that counts , this is something Hatton was banging on about for the latter stages of his career and something he picked up from De La Hoya , and i think Hatton promotions match making refects that attitude obvioulsy on a lesser level (i.e. Euro / domestic) .

Its nice to see fighters with 0's next to there name but its also nice to see good quality fights , and you dont mind seeing a fighter lose in a competetive well matched fight !!! I think Ricky has to find the balance of knowing when to take his fighters out of the shark tank and knowing when to put them back in .
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:30 PM   #14
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This. I've been pleasantly surprised. Hopefully they will emerge as a genuine contender to ****** as Britain's premier promoter.



Andy Morris fought Gary Sykes on a Maloney bill. So there's one example to refute your claims.

Macklin-Barker did not fall apart because of Hatton promotions; it was never really on the cards. It's only got mentioned because of our obsession with domestic matchups; Macklin wanted an opponent who get him closer to a world title fight. Barker even with the British/Commonwealth & European titles is still not in the WBC's top 15 middleweights. That's why the fight didn't happen.

As for Magee & Smith why don't we wait and see why this hasn't materialised.
Hatton put in a bid for the fight so its clearly a fight they wanted. the fight was given a date and a venue by hennesey for itv. as soon as hattons lost the bid they pursued the european title
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:49 PM   #15
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hatton's have been good and its even better that most of there show's are up north.
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