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Ricky Hatton

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by finzwinz, Oct 8, 2017.



  1. obelector

    obelector Member Full Member

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    entertaining enough fighter but a bit of a ****house really.

    all the talk of huge fights and P4P, but he arguably wasnt even the best at the weight in the UK. instead resorting to embarrassingly denegrating witter at every opportunity (who was a belt holder) whilst avoiding the fight at all costs. man of the people, salt of the earth etc etc.

    i disagree about thaxton and magee fights though, they were genuinely tough fights that many fighters would have avoided (khan springs to mind). he deserves respect for the way he fought his way through the ranks, but at some point his ego became unpegged from his ability.
     
  2. Last Half

    Last Half New Member Full Member

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  3. woodzo

    woodzo Active Member Full Member

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    i think Hatton is overhyped by the casual and seriously underhyped by the more snobby of boxing fans trying to be purists his inside work and footwork were great at times and would of been a handful for anyone at 140

    he was definitely overhyped in the fact that no version of him ever touches pac or mayweather but thats no disgrace, but at the same time he wasnt some flat footed club fighting bum, prime hatton still clears out 140 today (crawford is at 147 lol)

    I do agree that the kostya fight was his 'peak' though,, he never looked the same after that fight including against the likes of urango .. always looked a bit more fragile.
    but thats down to his old fish eyed promotor milking him for what hes worth more then anything, before the kostya fight he was coasting for about 2 years forever and ever having 'final eliminator' fights, if the tszyu fight happened straight after the phillips or tackie fight america might of got to see a slightly better version of hatton
     
  4. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The move to welterweight and back down signalled his downfall.
    He was never the same fighter after that. His punch resistance seemed to have gone
    and his stamina was not the same and he seemed to clinch a lot more and use less body shots.

    Hatton use to have an amazing engine and that was clearly gone after the Collazo fight.
     
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