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boxingfanman

I was thinking that Boxing Barlow. I would love to see that fight !!!!

Posted September 27, 2012 11:45 am 


hullk

WhaPatrick – what the fook are you on about? Hatton won two fights in between his losses!! Man, this site has some real idiots.

Posted September 27, 2012 9:11 am 


whiteman n’ dnial ali had to be the greatest

hatton forget it you are a bum now stay retired fool

Posted September 27, 2012 8:26 am 


Boxing Barlow

Agreed!

Posted September 27, 2012 7:49 am 


Boxing Barlow

Why is nobody think Jnr Witter?

Posted September 27, 2012 7:48 am 


Boxing Barlow

Agreed. Hattons KO was bad, but at the end of the day a loss is a loss, and the likes of Cotto still got heavily beat by Pacman

Posted September 27, 2012 7:46 am 


Boxing Barlow

I was suprised when I heard Katsidis was in the frame. I would have thought that they would be looking at a N’dou type fighter, where if Hatton has got nothing left, all he’s gonna do is get outboxed rather than blasted out again.

Posted September 27, 2012 7:44 am 


Jim H Kabul

Say he wins ,, against a tier two dangerous opponent ,, gets confidence back ,, then what ? then who ? there were places to hide and develop when Rick was a younger man in that division , now there are dangerous ”Skilful” kids at every turn , just look at Kel Brook’s last outing !! made to work very hard ,harder than the slithering Eddy Hearne could of even imagined. Hang it up Ricky.

Posted September 27, 2012 4:27 am 


luke

Hatton was champ in a very weak era, beat an old faded Kosta and had a few defenses against second rate challengers. He had a ton of guts and huge work rate but the light welter and welter divisions now are chock full of talented fellas. He’s got no chance of a title unless he fights a feather fisted Malignaggi or a soft whiskered Khant. He’s got a load of dough, why embarrass yourself losing to younger, hungrier and frankly more talented boxers? A buffoon is someone of a buffonnic nature is it not?

Posted September 27, 2012 3:05 am 


Patrick2

The lifestyle and physical is just half of the equation. The other half is mental. Hatton was KO’d twice, consecutively. It takes a while to regain the confidence to compete at the higher levels. Push the guy too hard, too fast, and you’ll see him unwind and never recover.

Posted September 26, 2012 7:12 pm 


Boom boom woods

Didn’t really want Ricky to get back in the ring, but now he is, gotta wish him the best of luck. Would have preferred it if he protected his legacy as british great.He could possibly win another world title, but it won’t be in a super fight with a top p4p king. Good luck Ricky lad

Posted September 26, 2012 2:57 pm 


hullk

Absolute bollocks mate. You’re sooo wrong about Hatton’s body age. I’m hoping to God the guy doesn’t fight a Katsidis, ‘cos he will get stretched. Again.

Posted September 26, 2012 12:33 pm 


victory or death

Punch resitstance is all we need to worry about hatton didnt fight with reflexes and superman speed like most p4p fighters but with heart and workrate,and hammers in each hand maybe not sledge hammers but definately hammers. his confindence in himself is whats gonna really matter

Posted September 26, 2012 11:36 am 


royjoneslastfight

Ricky Hatton vs Ricardo Mayorga !!!! I would pay $1000 !!!! ~ Instant Fight Of Year Candidate !!!!

Posted September 26, 2012 11:26 am 


Realtalk

Two questions who is trainr and why a top ten guy? Give him a break a 2nd rate dude won’t be a bad idea since he was KO twice

Posted September 26, 2012 7:56 am 


flydog

We’re all hoping for a decent ‘name’ oppnent but we have to be realistic about what Ricky can and should be trying to achieve at this point. He’s a had a long lay-off so will need someone who will give him rounds but not give him life and death. Personally, I’m believing in this Hatton comeback and I’m hoping that his time training fighters has given him the benefit of a different perspective on things. If Hatton uses his brain a bit more and goes back to his pre-Tsyzu days then he could still achieve something but we’ll see. One fight at a time. . .

Posted September 26, 2012 4:23 am 


TARK

All the “lifestyle” ballyhoo is overblown.. It’s not how fat you get, it’s how good you perform once you take the weight off.. I don’t believe for a minute that Hatton was a big druggie.. Hatton is a talented fighter and he’s not old. He’s not 37 as Vitali Klitschko was when he returned to the ring and dominated for the next 4 years. Hatton has 4 or 5 years to make his mark and I believe he’ll take care of his body. Hatton his to take his time and master the science of boxing. He did a very good job of boxing Malignaggi, a pure boxer who Ricky out-scored 10 of 11 rounds. Hatton kept his distance, used his feet, used his jab, used range, took his time, set up his counter shots, didn’t grab, butt, hold, grapple, or maul, and didn’t smother his own punches. He concentrated on winning each round without worrying about a knockout.. This is what BOXING is all about. That’s the only Hatton who could last until he’s 37 …. Just ask Sergio Martinez, because I doubt if Chavez will be here in 11 years the way he walks into shots. Don’t be that way.

Posted September 26, 2012 2:12 am 


Tomato Can

Great photo.

Posted September 25, 2012 11:22 pm 


Patrick2

Is this article for real? I’m checking the calender to make sure it isn’t the 1st of April. Hatton is returning after a BRUTAL knockout, a HUGE weight gain and loss and his FIRST fight back after a COUPLE YEAR LAYOFF is a “letdown” if he doesn’t fight a name-opponent?! Give me a freakin’ break! What do you think, that Hatton is Superman? Ricky, tell the idiots you’re going to be smart, are going to take it slow, and steadily increase the skill level of your opponents, and maybe after 4-5 fights you’ll start thinking about a big fight.

Posted September 25, 2012 8:25 pm 


Anonymous

What a dross article real s..t poor as you like…my shout is Hatton v Carson Jones…good fight test Jones is quite seizing…This journo tho is poor

Posted September 25, 2012 8:23 pm 


Anonymous

He has only lost to the 2 greatest fighters of his generation, give the guy a break… granted his KO by Pacquio was concussive, but I can’t see why he can’t come back and still be world level still, good luck Ricky

Posted September 25, 2012 8:20 pm 


Mad Knackers

Agreeing with Bruce.

Posted September 25, 2012 7:54 pm 


Mad Knackers

Totally agree, hopefully he can change his one dmensional style.

Posted September 25, 2012 7:47 pm 


The Kingslayer

I was looking forward to Hatton vs. Katsidis :sad:

Posted September 25, 2012 7:25 pm 


hookoffthejab

lovemore would be a good test for fatton his always in shape and comes to fight canelo couldnt put him away either kel brook fatton half brother a draw :?: cintron could put a dent in him either :idea:

Posted September 25, 2012 7:22 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

That photo says it all; Hatton ought not to be licensed to fight the Easter Bunny.

Posted September 25, 2012 7:11 pm 


Pans

I hope it’s at least Lovemore N’Dou. I was looking forward to Katsidis but it looks like those sad tabloid boys in London are just making guesses. N’Dou would be a decent name on Hatton’s resume, i think Katsidis was a missed opportunity.

Posted September 25, 2012 6:34 pm 


Pans

@Bruce. By that logic everyone except Mayweather should retire. Nice one genius.

Posted September 25, 2012 6:28 pm 


Bruce

Memo to Ricky Hatton: this is no sport for second best. RETIRE!

Posted September 25, 2012 6:12 pm 


jello_clever

Hmm, Retire and coke, or stay clean and get your brains bashed in….eh, same end result…..a walking imbecile. Might as well get paid for it . Go get em Rocky. I mean, Ricky!

Posted September 25, 2012 5:13 pm 


DJ Daz

I’m surprised Hatton & his team didn’t think of Katsidis for this bout, he has the ideal style for Hatton coming back from a 3 year layoff. If he fights a mover like Khan or Malinaggi he might not be able to cut the ring off those guys who have been fighting regularly.

Posted September 25, 2012 4:27 pm 



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