The reason De La Hoya wants to fight Hatton...

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Sizzle, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Sizzle

    Sizzle Active Member Full Member

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    It's a big money fight with very little risk - De La Hoya needs a victory to bounce back from the Mayweather defeat.

    Cotto is a very tough fight for him, Hatton on the other hand is smaller, crude, and has built a reputation on having stopped two great fighters well past their sell-by date.

    It'll be a kind of De La Hoya - Mayorga all over again, hope it goes through.
     
  2. K0NPHL1C7

    K0NPHL1C7 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Easy win for Oscar, and I hope it happens.
     
  3. Leif Erikson

    Leif Erikson Well-Known Member Full Member

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    DLH would have to slim down too far and would not be truly effective at such a weight - He'd also know the medium term marketing boon signing Hatton to Golden Boy would prove, and as a result we'd see Hatton emerge victorious in the latter rounds.

    This wouldn't be a 'personal' fight like Mayorga or Mayweather.
     
  4. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I guess being top 3 p4p makes you well past your sell by date.
     
  5. sean

    sean pale peice of pig`s ear Full Member

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    the size difference is to great.

    odlh has been a light middleweight for a long time now.

    hatton has had 1 fight at welter and struggled and is a natural light welter.

    if mikkel kessler 2 weights up from oscar was calling him, then people would critisize kessler.
     
  6. FlatNose

    FlatNose Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I wish retired fighters would stay retired and leave guys like Mayweather, Hatton, Mosely, and Margarito to fight one another , instead of the retro fantasy that promoters are selling us, and the top guys are all too willing to exploit.