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Old 11-03-2007, 08:52 PM   #16
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It's true, though - Mayweather likes to pick fights that he can win.

He wants to appeal to the casual fan, which is why he picked DLH and Hatton. EVERYONE cares about DLH, so it was a huge fight, and Hatton has enough fanboys here in the US that their fight is going to be huge as well.

His goal is to be become a household name like Tyson, even if it isn't because he's the best fighter in the world. That, and making money, is why he picked DLH and Hatton.

He's P4P #1 in the world today hands-down, but some see through his bullshit. He's an underacheiver in disguise.

Well i'm a Hatton fan and i'm completley neutral as regards to Mayweather. I want Hatton to win the fight, but I can't help but think that he only took this fight because it dosen't look as bad losing to the no.1 p4p fighter in the world than it does losing to your hated rival in Junior Witter.

Now, personally I think Hatton would wipe the floor with Witter, but maybe Hatton has realised that this is gonna be his biggest earning fight? Why would he risk fighting a Malignaggi or Witter when he can earn loads more fighting Mayweather.
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:55 PM   #17
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Well i'm a Hatton fan and i'm completley neutral as regards to Mayweather. I want Hatton to win the fight, but I can't help but think that he only took this fight because it dosen't look as bad losing to the no.1 p4p fighter in the world than it does losing to your hated rival in Junior Witter.

Now, personally I think Hatton would wipe the floor with Witter, but maybe Hatton has realised that this is gonna be his biggest earning fight? Why would he risk fighting a Malignaggi or Witter when he can earn loads more fighting Mayweather.
Exactly. This is essentially win-win for Hatton, as long as he avoids the blowout and/or getting stopped by PBF.

Losing your 0 to PBF isn't the worst thing in the world, after all - it's the shit-talking afterwards that will be
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:57 PM   #18
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DLH is a bigger risk than Cotto.
You gotta be f'ing kidding me. How do you figure?
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:58 PM   #19
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Exactly. This is essentially win-win for Hatton, as long as he avoids the blowout and/or getting stopped by PBF.

Losing your 0 to PBF isn't the worst thing in the world, after all - it's the shit-talking afterwards that will be
True. But this is where I see your point. Mayweather will be so full of himslef after this fight that he'll be even more hated. Hatton is far from the biggest threat to Mayweather, so he shouldn't be fighting him next. Mayweather could be fighting a proper welter and if in 2-3 fights time, both he and Hatton are still undefeated, THEN would be the time to make the fight.
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Old 11-03-2007, 09:02 PM   #20
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DLH is a bigger risk than Cotto.
When was the last time DLH broke somebody's face?
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Old 11-03-2007, 09:03 PM   #21
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True. But this is where I see your point. Mayweather will be so full of himslef after this fight that he'll be even more hated. Hatton is far from the biggest threat to Mayweather, so he shouldn't be fighting him next. Mayweather could be fighting a proper welter and if in 2-3 fights time, both he and Hatton are still undefeated, THEN would be the time to make the fight.
Mayweather likes hatred, though. "Any press is good press".

It's not about the biggest threat, it's about the biggest payday/name. Hatton is a big name that brings a big payday.

It also has to be considered that Mayweather isn't getting any younger. Hatton may not be much younger, but the older Mayweather gets, the bigger chance he has of losing this fight.

He wants to retire undefeated.
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Old 11-03-2007, 09:04 PM   #22
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Cotto is the only guy I see out there who can beat Mayweather. The difference would be Cotto's massive upper body strength and pressure. He would end up mauling Mayweather in close and smothering him.
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Old 11-03-2007, 09:05 PM   #23
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Cotto is the only guy I see out there who can beat Mayweather. The difference would be Cotto's massive upper body strength and pressure. He would end up mauling Mayweather in close and smothering him.
Exactly. Hatton may have the style to beat Mayweather, but he's too small.
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Old 11-03-2007, 09:20 PM   #24
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the biggest paydays usually come against the best fighters. Thats why any big fight happens.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:00 PM   #25
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I sincerely hope that Cotto beats Mayweather if and when they fight. I like Cotto, he's a decent sort of guy, real low-keyed that dosen't talk smack unlike Floyd, and I'll probably cheer myself hoarse (even if I'm not watching it live) for Cotto. It just occured to me that, like Radianttwilight says, Hatton is too small to beat Floyd, but Miguel is bigger and stronger, and makes Castillo look like a pantywaist in terms of strength and pressure.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:29 PM   #26
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Cotto woldnt be able to catch Floyd. Floyd would not let him get remotely close enough to deliver a very solid body shot period.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:41 PM   #27
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If Cotto can get past Mosley, he will fight Mayweather. Mosley will win next week though, so it's wishful thinking at best
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:09 PM   #28
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Cotto is the only guy I see out there who can beat Mayweather. The difference would be Cotto's massive upper body strength and pressure. He would end up mauling Mayweather in close and smothering him.
upper body strength!?! coralles,castillo,oscar and baldimer all out weighed floyd by 15 ponds all were stronger but none them were smarter. Cotto is not stronger then oscar at 154 or 160 which what floyd beat oscar. In short, cotton going to need more then upper body strength and presure to win .
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