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Anakin

Amir Khan, are you kidding me…..guy is a joke over in the UK. Hatton would knock his arse out. I wouldn’t like to see him fight Brook though, Special K is destined for the top.

Posted November 23, 2012 8:55 pm 


Anonymous

hatton lost twice against the 2 best khan lost against who come on hatton ko khan

Posted November 13, 2012 12:42 pm 


ElComdontante

Hatton v Cotto would be epic

Posted October 21, 2012 10:32 pm 


Kentucky fried yank

If he fight any of the four mantioned,he will get his arse burst wide open.

Posted October 12, 2012 2:52 am 


GG

train hard mr hatton, hope everything goes good on his comeback.

Posted October 11, 2012 8:13 am 


hullk

Terrible writing by the way, it’s like a toe-to-toe war trying to make it through this senseless drivel, and who needs that on a Sunday?

Posted September 23, 2012 11:28 am 


Cotto lost once

Overrated Mayweather Sr. tried to change Hatton’s style and got him knocked out by HGHiao. The thing to fix is his defense and mix it into his infighting style. Hands up moving his head on the way in. Using a shotgun jab to get in.

Posted September 23, 2012 9:06 am 


Punchy

Hatton was great fighter, he could beat Khan and Brook, and give Mayweather a good fight with a bit of luck but he could get seriously hurt against Pacquiao. Hatton was a fav of mine but I don’t want to see him fight Pacquiao again.

Posted September 22, 2012 1:09 am 


bikermike

Kid Blast….

His Father did it out of love for his son….
We’re opposing Ricky’s comeback because we’ve seen this movie many times….always with the same ending

Posted September 20, 2012 5:40 pm 


bikermike

Ricky Hatton …kinda like a modern version of Joe Frazier. Loved the limelight …loved going to the bank with DEPOSITS….instead of withdrawls.

Joe and Ricky had absolutely no clue about what they were going to do after their ring careers were over….

…and they had no idea how to handle their winnings….so that it slipped away…

I wish Ricky well….but I am saddened by the comeback ….I hope I’m wrong

Posted September 20, 2012 5:38 pm 


bikermike

what pinhead said……

Posted September 20, 2012 5:34 pm 


Pinhead

Can he possibly be any better than before……no chance, and his style means that he gets hit, and one thing he could never do was take a good shot, all the names out there i feel would stop Ricky, Including Khan. But then again who knows……others have done it, I just dont think Hatton can compete with the big boys, or even the boys who get beat by the big boys. It will end in beers……I mean tears!!

Posted September 18, 2012 12:45 pm 


Moonshineman

That’s great Ricky, line them up and fight them one at a time.

Posted September 17, 2012 4:03 pm 


Kenny the Scot

love to see how well the author fights with a broken nose just as Brook had to do!

Posted September 16, 2012 1:22 pm 


flydog

Personally, I think if Ricky can learn from past mistakes then he could do well again. If he can live the life inbetween fights and think about defence a bit more then who knows?. . I think his motivation for coming back and ‘redeeming’ himself is fair enough and I can fully understand his not wanting his last fight to be the near-death experience he had vs Pac! Those of us who watched Ricky pre-Tsyzu remember how he used to fight before he became an all-out brawler. He used to float around the ring and use lots of head-movement. He changed his style post-Tsyzu to just trying to plant his head on the other guys chest and bomb away which got him seriously exposed against the very best and nearly against a couple who weren’t. I wish him well and I’ll be watching him hoping that the break and the extra bit of maturity give us the Hatton we used to know!!

Posted September 16, 2012 10:55 am 


Kid Blast

And note that when someone counters Tark, he never responds. WTF is that all about. :roll: :twisted:

Posted September 16, 2012 10:41 am 


Kid Blast

Tark, when you add his life style to getting sparked, the sparks become fireworks.

Posted September 16, 2012 9:30 am 


tachyeon

Just shows Hatton needs money as is calling out any big names he can find. Ricky is damage goods.

Posted September 15, 2012 10:33 pm 


AD

This author just hates British fighters and uses any opportunity to sleight them – stamina-plagued Brook – from fading ONCE and still winning? Going by his name most likely because he is a plastic paddy with so many chips on his shoulder he may as well be a deep fat fryer. …….and now this comment gets deleted, because he likes dishing it out but can`t take it.

Posted September 15, 2012 10:25 pm 


Dan Adams

If Ricky wants to go out on a high-note with a win instead of flat on his back an unconscious against Manny Pacquiao so be it; but at this stage of Ricky’s career his calling out of the sports elite is absolutely ridiculous.

Posted September 15, 2012 9:39 pm 


jimy

yeah right, and i want eva mendes. he should pray for the same luck id have.

Posted September 15, 2012 7:53 pm 


TARK

There’s little difference between calling out Bradley and calling out Brook. Either fighter is inappropriate for Hatton until at least 2 years of tune ups or at least 7 fights. He needs a lot of work. Tons of work …. Foreman, “I don’t know where this will take me or how long. I’m going one fight at a time.” George made a lot more money in his comeback career than his initial career. About 5 times as much.

Posted September 15, 2012 7:31 pm 


Vince

Bollox

Posted September 15, 2012 7:30 pm 


m p lewis

their is something wrong with his head ! he cant take a punch he might get hurt real bad

Posted September 15, 2012 6:18 pm 


Boxtradamus

Ricky isn’t serious. HIs bank account has gotten low and that’s why he’s looking for the biggest money Fights out there. He isn’t interested in tune up money. He wants Super Fight money. That’s why he’s calling out Pacquiao, Mayweather, Khan, and Brook. If he wanted to really be the BEST he would have also called out Tim Bradley.

Posted September 15, 2012 5:51 pm 


TARK

We’ll see how serious Hatton is by the early opponents he chooses. He’s not like Vitali Klitschko who stepped back in at the top because that’s where he was when he left. Foreman took a lot of easy fights in the early stages of his comeback. It was a message that said, “Laugh at me all you like for as long as you like. I’m doing this for me.”

Posted September 15, 2012 5:34 pm 


Exiled Yank

This means he’s either bad on the nose candy, or he has a death wish. I’m all for him and Khan fighting, though.

Posted September 15, 2012 5:07 pm 


DJ Daz

A good come back fight for Hatton would be Michael Katsidis, a tough proven performer who is on the downside of his career but always comes to fight. He is well know to British fans and would be a good test to see where Ricky’s ability is! Hatton going straight to a Khan, Mayweather or Pacquiao would be suicide, well suppose Khan does have that suspect shin but Judah wasn’t able to touch so how would a ring rusty Hatton

Posted September 15, 2012 4:47 pm 


Patrick2

Slow down, Ricky — remember — baby steps, at first. Get 4-5 fights under your belt before you even THINK about those big names. After all, you just lost, what seems to the causal observer to be about, 100 pounds of body weight. You don’t just lose gross amounts weight and suddenly you’re back in shape — it’ll take some time for your internal components/organs to readjust.

Posted September 15, 2012 4:41 pm 


dwc

Hatton has nothing to prove he was a world champ and a top fighter.But this i feel is a big mistake drinking drugs night life years out of the ring 33yrs old,hes not going to get faster..stronger. Im afraid it would be a downward slippery slope unless he stuck to fighting very medicore fighters…and whats the point in that???

Posted September 15, 2012 4:37 pm 


Anonymous

The hat looks good . but he will end up punch drunk and more if he aint carefull; just enjoy doing what your good at NOW; PROMOTING AND KEEPING HEALTHY
YOU HAVE YOUR WEALTH PRESERVE YOUR HEALTH; WALTER GRADY

Posted September 15, 2012 4:24 pm 


Vince

There’s logic in that to an extent but I reckon Ricky’s ego will overlook the British title and view even an aging past-it Witter as a risk not worth taking. Also, in domestic terms with the exception of Khan, Hatton is like Pacquiao and Mayweather. He actually employs his opponents given that he’s such a big draw (note Tim Bradley’s kids won’t be having much of a Christmas this year), and given the previous animosity I don’t think he’ll give Witter the payday. At 33 and such is his clout, he should be looking at a fast-track towards Garcia, Peterson or Malignaggi and therefore firstly fight someone in any of those governing bodies’ top tens (after his easy warm up). As for Khan (and that really would be huge in the UK if Amir doesn’t keep getting clocked – hmm), someone will get stopped.

Posted September 15, 2012 4:10 pm 


The Kingslayer

I’d be surprised if Ricky could beat Brock Lesnar too :wink:

Posted September 15, 2012 4:05 pm 


The Kingslayer

Brook and Khan that’s fine but Pac and May………..lol please Ricky don’t make us all think you are back on the white powder.

Posted September 15, 2012 3:38 pm 


Mix

Laugh if you like my learned ESB colleagues, but I still reckon there’s a case for Hatton vs Witter with Witter’s British title on the line. It’s a genuine grudge match which would sell out massively in the UK between two former World champions who genuinely dislike each other. Personnally I’d back Hatton via 7th round KO, thus lining up a challenge to WBA champion Paul Mallignaggi, followed by a massive £$ return with PBF.

Posted September 15, 2012 2:55 pm 


Vince

Unfortunately this attention-seeking word mangler has chosen to quote Hatton in a way which is completely out of context with what he said at his press conference. The crux and the long and short of his press speech called out nobody apart from his next TBA and he admitted (self-admittedly – without being asked) that even the likes of Paulie Malignaggi were out of his own depth until he’s proven himself as a worth contender. I neither like or dislike Hatton but I respect him as a good boxer and someone willing to put it on the line. All the best. As for these garbage articles this ‘writer’ keeps spewing out – what are you trying to prove or achieve? So far I can only see that you’re poorly schooled in written English, carry personal bias throughout, and put words together knowing that they’re arbitrarily sensationalist and therefore generally misleading. Raise your game and sort out your personality disorder (and writing skills).

Posted September 15, 2012 2:37 pm 


Hosteen

Unfortunately at this particular time and going forward, he loses each of these fights

Posted September 15, 2012 2:10 pm 


Curtley

The big problem is towards the end Hatton lost his previously excellent punch resistance which was partly to do with ballooning in weight and partly due to the number of wars he had, the Tzsyu fight in particular was brutal. As the writer says good punch resistance is a must for a fighter like Ricky whos style was to chop you down with numerous hooks on the inside and whilst he had a good jab he is hardly likely to box from the outside. He should take a couple of easy fights then aim for Khan as although he would be an underdog its a fight he could win, please forget about Floyd who would give you a slow painful beating and Manny who would KO you cold again!

Posted September 15, 2012 2:06 pm 


BNMe

Go for it Ricky 10,000 tickets in 5 hours you were crazy to walk away to begin with

Posted September 15, 2012 1:59 pm 


TARK

It wasn’t that Hatton was staggered by Juan Lazcano and Luis Collazo, he was hurt by Lazcano and in serious trouble with Collazo in fight he certainly lost everywhere but on the scorecards… The problem is Hatton never developed finished boxing skills — which is kind of the opposite problem from Khan, who never developed clinching or infighting skills. I’m a big advocate of all around skills. Mayweather Sr taught Hatton to box well enough to do an excellant job in the Malignaggi fight — which was the perfect guy to practice on because Paulie can’t punch. Paulie gave Hatton loads of time to think, to get his stance and spacing right, to get his jab going, to set up his counter shots, all like a regular boxer does and not like a brawler.. That fight showed me that Hatton has a lot of pure boxing talent — but not the ingrained, finely tuned and refined, instinctive skills you need in a tough fight against an ATG fighter. When you fight a guy like Pacquiao, your new skills fly out the window the first time you get hit really hard because they’re not set in concrete …. Hatton needs to take a modified George Foreman comeback route. He doesn’t have to go to GF’s extreme but he has to fight a fair number of easy fights. George said, at 38, he planned to “develop boxing skills like a fresh Olympian just turning pro.” It will take Hatton 2 or 3 years at a minimum, and 7 to 12 fights. Hatton can certainly get there as his Malignaggi performance clearly demonstrated. He just needs a great trainer and to give himself time to get there.

Posted September 15, 2012 1:47 pm 


pride

Why not on TV with Carson? If Hatton really has had it, the embarrassment of getting a lost or gift decision should get rid of him back into retirement pretty fast.

Posted September 15, 2012 1:44 pm 


wanbol Dyak

The last time Hatton kissed the canvas, I thought he was not getting up. I think it would serve his health bes if he would stay retired. He is just too fragile.

Posted September 15, 2012 1:43 pm 


pride

Khan versus Hatton would be great. Call it “Hearts Made In England, Chins Made in China”.

Posted September 15, 2012 1:42 pm 


LeftRightLeftUppercut

Best to RH. I hope he does well in his comeback bid. I would suggest to him to take it light the first 2 or 3 fights and then aim for Khan or Brook. MP has faded considerably, but, will still consume RH simply by punch output, and FMJ is a different animal all together. He just doesn’t embody the physical attributes to challenge FMJ. He’s still fairly young at 33 so he should take some good tuneups before facing any of these guys. Good tuneups will also let us know if he’s still an elite fighter or if it’s time to retire for good. Time will tell.

Posted September 15, 2012 1:26 pm 


Don Quixote

Hatton should have a fight with Carson Jones but not on TV

Posted September 15, 2012 1:25 pm 


royjoneslastfight

RICKY HATTON = BEST FAN BASE IN THE HISTORY OF BOXING !!!

Posted September 15, 2012 1:25 pm 


super_hook

are you serious hatton you got ktfo cold by pac-man have you seen the 140 and 147 division lately you should stay retired period

Posted September 15, 2012 1:20 pm 


DaveAdams

:cry: :cry: I meant Bradley being made for a Prime Hatton :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Posted September 15, 2012 1:14 pm 


DaveAdams

I always thought a prime hatton was made for Bradley, not so sure about now though to be fair, pending on how Hatton trains and looks in a warm up.

Posted September 15, 2012 1:13 pm 


huckster

This might be interesting for Bradley. Hatton can command a good british audience. It might be interesting for Hatton. Bradley is not a knock out king.

Posted September 15, 2012 1:11 pm 



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