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Old 12-09-2007, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default Hatton can't fight at W/W

Billy Grahams interview summed it all up, he can;t fight at Welter, he has a big decision because he can make 3 times more money looseing at W/W or maybe win at Light Welter.
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:00 AM   #2
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This was always the biggest factor for me. At 140 Ricky is any fighter's worst nightmare. At 147 he is simply a bit of a handful. Against Mayweather he was a bit of a handful for while.
Ricky only fought at this weight because it was PBF he was facing. The writing was on the wall after the Collazo fight, yet he clearly wasn't going to turn the chance down.
Any weaknesses at the weight were going to be magnified by Mayweather. He never had the strength or stamina to make his style work, and his own punches lacked any snap.
If Hatton carries on at light welter he will have no shortage of opponents lining up to face him. A fight with Witter looks to be a real possibility, at last.
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:16 PM   #3
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This was always the biggest factor for me. At 140 Ricky is any fighter's worst nightmare. At 147 he is simply a bit of a handful. Against Mayweather he was a bit of a handful for while.
Ricky only fought at this weight because it was PBF he was facing. The writing was on the wall after the Collazo fight, yet he clearly wasn't going to turn the chance down.
Any weaknesses at the weight were going to be magnified by Mayweather. He never had the strength or stamina to make his style work, and his own punches lacked any snap.
If Hatton carries on at light welter he will have no shortage of opponents lining up to face him. A fight with Witter looks to be a real possibility, at last.
couldnt agree with u more on this 1
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:23 PM   #4
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Billy Grahams interview summed it all up, he can;t fight at Welter, he has a big decision because he can make 3 times more money looseing at W/W or maybe win at Light Welter.
if you take out the "at welterweight" part, you are totally right
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:29 PM   #5
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Welterweights are completely different types of fighters... ricky should be proud of himself for making the fight and giving it 100%

Ricky is the perfect fighter at super lightweight and lightweight

he aint a welterweight.. its like putting mayweather in against calzaghe
whatever gets you through the day
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:45 PM   #6
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Welterweights are completely different types of fighters... ricky should be proud of himself for making the fight and giving it 100%

Ricky is the perfect fighter at super lightweight and lightweight

he aint a welterweight.. its like putting mayweather in against calzaghe
what?

all this weight debate is bullshit. so he loses it all going up 7lbs? bollocks, it's because he's fighting getter guys.
Plus, he was probably heavier than PBF come fight time anyway. PBF moved up from what division again.
Hatton got exposed as a limited figher...he is NOT p4p material and never has been.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:53 PM   #7
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Come on lads... Hatton would have lost to Mayweather at any weight or time of Ricky's choice. That's just the top and bottom of it.

Floyd was just exceptional and is on a different level to Hatton unfortunately.
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:32 PM   #8
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the excuses keep rolling in

I can guarantee all of you delusionists, that at 140 Mayweather still wins and KTFO Hatton
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:38 PM   #9
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not just on a different level to hatton but a different level to everyone pound for pound.i also thought floyd gave a couple of mediocre performances before this but man did he bring his A game yesterday.after cotto beat mosley i gave him a chance to beat floyd but i now think he would have no chance.too good it sickens me to say but he is!
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:49 PM   #10
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not just on a different level to hatton but a different level to everyone pound for pound.i also thought floyd gave a couple of mediocre performances before this but man did he bring his A game yesterday.after cotto beat mosley i gave him a chance to beat floyd but i now think he would have no chance.too good it sickens me to say but he is!

Joe Calzaghe is on the same level p4p as floyd..there is then a gap admittedly
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:55 PM   #11
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Floyd de$erve$ to be ranked above Joe right now.
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:57 PM   #12
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Graham sure wasn't saying this before the fight. He was saying Floyd wasn't a natural Welter so It didn't matter.

Terrible excuses.
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:40 PM   #13
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I hope WW stands for "world wide" because before this fight he was a local fighter who beat a bunch of nobodys. He left the UK like what, 3 times I think. He beat over the hill Tszyu and the Brits think he is great? He just needs to go back to where he belongs, beating up out matched club fighters.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:48 AM   #14
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I hope WW stands for "world wide" because before this fight he was a local fighter who beat a bunch of nobodys. He left the UK like what, 3 times I think. He beat over the hill Tszyu and the Brits think he is great? He just needs to go back to where he belongs, beating up out matched club fighters.
Rick firstly did you take that picture of yourself with an 80s camera - hatton may well have left the uk 3 times but look at mayweather & hopkins !!! how many times they have left?
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:49 AM   #15
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Billy Grahams interview summed it all up, he can;t fight at Welter, he has a big decision because he can make 3 times more money looseing at W/W or maybe win at Light Welter.
Its absolute tosh.If the big names were at 140 the result would be the dam same.All you Hatton fan boys do is make excuse after excuse.You really think measley pounds makes that much of a diffrence? Hatton looked like a stud at the weigh in.Everyone gloated about how strong he is and his leg press and shoulder press bla bla but it made no dam diffrence.Weight isnt the issue here its his style.His skillset and style are simply not good enough to beat the best welters out there and of story.
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