prime ricky hatton vs tim bradley.

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by m.s., Apr 15, 2014.

  1. m.s.

    m.s. Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    know that we have a good idea what bradley is about. who would win if ricky hatton fought tim bradley at 140lbs and 147lbs? prime of coarse,and how would the fight go?
  2. TED 822

    TED 822 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Very close distance fight,either way.
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  3. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    I think Bradley has better skills, hatton has a bit more power and strength.

    Close fight probably who ever gets home advantage wins. Id favour Bradley just but its not a forgone conclusion either way.
  4. Ryan the Lion

    Ryan the Lion King of the Jungle Full Member

    Dec 10, 2013
    Both are excellent fighters, but Hatton only fought one way most of the time whereas Bradley has more variety IMO. Bradley has shown he can mix it up differently and still get results, so Bradley wins this fight especially if he sticks to what he's good at being a counter puncher and uses his boxing skills instead of getting to macho with Hatton. Good fight Tim Bradley UD.
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  5. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY D'oh! Full Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Would be a good fight. I'm not sure....
  6. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    If Bradley fights like he did vs Prodnikov I reckon Hatton would have a chance.
    Tim has backed up against the ropes more than usual against fighters who have come after him recently and once hatton has you there your not getting him off you with out taking punishment.

    I think Tim is the better fighter overall but Hatton would hold his own

    A tim SD/UD is probably a sensible call
  7. wayne189

    wayne189 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 8, 2013
    Bradley decision i was never that impressed with hatton. He was good but not good enough to beat a slick boxer like bradley. Hatton was a good body puncher but after the kosta fight he used it a lot less

    TERRYTIBBS Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 11, 2013
  9. good boy

    good boy Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 21, 2013
    Bradley exposes the 1 dimensional plodder
  10. LondonRingRules

    LondonRingRules Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 5, 2011
  11. ArseBandit

    ArseBandit Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    I'd pick Bradley. Wouldn't be confident though.

    Bradley has the better skills and has the chin to take Hatton's power.
  12. I Know Everythi

    I Know Everythi Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 12, 2014
    Ricky Hatton has not ever beaten an elite boxer in his life

    Past prime Tzyu, and C level Malignaggi are his "best" accomplishments

    How coincidental, the only time he ever fought 2 top level opponents he was absolutely dismantled
  13. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Kostya Tsyzu was still ranked in the top 3 pound for pound when Hatton beat him and had destroyed Sharmba Mitchell 6 months earlier.

    Malignaggi a C level fighter? He's won world titles in 2 weight classes and only lost to big names in Cotto, Khan, Hatton & Broner.... I'm not counting his loss against Diaz as we all seen he was absolutely jobbed in that fight, the rematch was made which he won handily and as for Broner, he arguably won that as well.

    The two best 'top level' fighters Hatton fought as you put it, also happen to be the two best fighters of there generation, one of which he went up in weight to fight.

    In fact he'd only fought once at 147 before when he beat Collazo in a tough close fight... the same Collazo who 8 years later has just took Victor Ortiz out in 2 rounds and is now facing Khan in an apparent eliminator for Mayweather.

    Now not making out Ricky has the best resume out there, but it's definitely not to shabby. He ruled 140 for a good few years and was a 2 weight world champion.
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  14. Championship

    Championship Lineal Full Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    Bradley 7-5 at 140, 8-4 at 147.
  15. rampant

    rampant Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Hmmm, Bradley does seem to have a decent defence and a good counter puncher, I could see Hatton diving in a bit too much and getting countered but not sure, Bradley can also take punches seems strong, I reckon it would be a good fight but slightly favour bradley.