Tribute to Ricky Hatton From a Former Hater

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  1. Safin

    Safin Active Member Full Member

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    Where's the video?
     
  2. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Nah, I don't play "gotcha", gave it up a while ago, was too mentally draining and nobody comes out of a conversation looking good, you end up looking like a couple of bickering Mobys. Anyways..


    As for Hatton he should have lost, he should have been stopped, anybody else with that cut would have been stopped.

    I believe Fury should have been stopped against Wallin.

    Bellew should have been stopped against Chilemba, horrific cut, these cuts would have ended these fights if they were on the opponent.


    Lucky Lucky Lucky, Home fighter privilege.
     
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  3. jm2729v

    jm2729v Active Member Full Member

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    I don't blame Americans for not understanding Ricky Hatton's appeal, it certainly wasn't his boxing prowess.
     
  4. christpuncher

    christpuncher Active Member banned Full Member

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    Did he really end up paying for it?

    He beat everyone around his level. He lost to Mayweather by KO, I think he loses on points if the ref wasn't Cortez. No disgrace, Hatton still fought well.

    He got sparked by Pac, prime Pac that is, after he'd lost something since the Mayweather KO. Yes he gets sparked by that Pac regardless, this is the Pac that was knocking out everybody, the Pac Mayweather wanted no part of. Maybe he gets knocked out in the 6th pre Mayweather.

    So let's say for arguments sake he loses those two fights regardless of his stella fried breakfasts, perhaps not so emphatically.His record would have been essentially what it was, even if he'd trained like a monk.
     
  5. DON1

    DON1 ICEMAN Full Member

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    Quality fighter. He fought the very best. Earned a ton of money, plenty of belts. Legend simple as.
     
  6. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah, I never got the stick Hatton got at time of the Floyd defeat.
    He was a touch over rated at his best and is under rated by many now. He defended the WBU for too long.
    As careers go he did it all, beat an ATG, got up off the floor to win in earlier fights, some highlight reel KO's, fought some more ATG's, fought abroad, drew huge crowds - Not sure what more you could want out of a career to be honest.

    Did he get a bit of luck sometimes. Yeah sure - Collazo was close, and Thaxton could maybe have stopped him on cuts but Ricky won that fight even with a massive cut and that seems to be the way with cuts the name fights gets a bit more leeway. Wrong but Hatton wasn't the first or last to benefit.

    Kosta
    Urango (under rated win BTW)
    Paulie
    Collazo
    Castillo - (fad sure)

    Are all decent wins at the top end of the sport...
    Other fighters since have shown how difficult it is to get to the level Hatton operated at.
     
  7. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He could've been great. He had a young man's style and shouldn't of touched the WBU. Mickey Duff would've had him European champion by 01 and in with Zab, Tszyu, Witter, Cotto, Harris, Corley etc over the next few years. He had the ability to move in and out of range with careful shots, side step with body shots and out work them with clean work if he stayed out the pub, cafe and chippy.
     
  8. Belfast

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    I was never a fan of him at first either but those body assaults.._