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Moonshineman

Ricky Hatton, Chasing Millions of Dollars, and laughing ALL the way to the bank. Give them hell Ricky.

Posted October 2, 2012 2:04 pm 


nicolas

At the time of his loss to Manny, I did not feel he should retire. Previously he had defeated Paulie Malgianni, a really good victory for Ricky. Now I just wish he would stay retired. Of course, I suppose that the loss to Manny in such devatating fashion disturbed him, and has played heavily into his return to the ring. Mr. Hatton does not look so great. What amazes me was his comments having met Muhamed Ali, and seen the condition he is in. It made sense back then what I kind of recall he said. Sadly I could see Mr. Hatton having a similar fate as he gets older. I do however envision that if Ricky wins this next fight, and Paulie wins his, their could be a rematch in the WBA Welterweight championship. If Hatton were to win this rematch, here we go again.

Posted September 29, 2012 3:17 pm 


aljowa

Hatton was a decent fighter in his prime. His biggest downfall was what he ate after fights and his drinking . going from ripped to a fat c–t. Any decent athlete will tell you that you can’t do this especially a fighter. Looking at his picture he looks half cut already. Reminds me of a face of a down and out who has had too many drunken fights on the cobbles. He says he wants to redeem himself…..well say he gets f’d in his first comeback fight what will ne do then back on the coke and drink. Ricky boy you should stay retired and look back on the good times and live your life.

Posted September 29, 2012 2:23 pm 


Killing Moon The Soothsayer

true….but vitali was champ when he left…because of injuries….Hatton was beaten severely and brutally by two future legends…..btw do you think Vitali was snorting coke and getting fat in his hiatus….hell no!!
This will end bad for Hatton if not against Senchenko then the next….and let’s not forget Hatton’s style which usually involves taking two to deliver one…He’s gonna look akward because of rust…and when his chin gets challenged….we’ll see where he’s at….that “clean” living of his showed his character out of the ring….he’s going to fold.

Posted September 29, 2012 11:44 am 


kosciuszko

hecdog, most of what you said was spot on, but take a look at Hatton’s loses from a different angle, perhaps one that the Hitman has seen every day for the last three years, that being as so-
the Hitman, on top of his game and regarded as one of the best p4p fighters in the world, gets the fight he craves; against the VERY best, FMJ. He steps in the ring with a gameplan ready to unsettle the great champ, that being to stay as close, and create as much aggro as FMJ can handle. Only the ref has other plans. EVERY TIME the hitman gets close and ruffs up FMJ, the ref steps in, crucially undoing the gameplan that has got him so far in his career, and hands the advantage squarely to Floyd. Even then, with Floyd basically allowed to fight the game wants, he still has a mare of a time disposing of the hitman. What would have happened had the fight been allowed to progress naturally? What if…
Fast forward, and the hitman has a new trainer, new approach, and another shot at the other p4p champ, that being the pacman. But his training camp goes tits-up, with regular infighting between his personal trainer and head trainer spoiling any chance of the hitman preparing properly. He knows that he has overtrained too, with reports coming from his camp that he had been put on his backside in sparring. On the night of the fight, his head trainer only shows up an hour before the bell is due to ring, highlighting the divisions in camp. The hitman, in a desperate attempt, goes straight for the pacmans jugular, and comes out swinging from the get-go, knowing that this is his only chance. Only the pacman gets there before the hitman, and its game over.
Two fights, both of which the hitman thinks, could, no, SHOULD have been so different.
What if?

Posted September 29, 2012 11:06 am 


cherrytea

what an exciting comeback! can’t wait hitman hit the canvas.

Posted September 29, 2012 9:56 am 


Tokolos

That is true,but he looks about 40. The damage has been done with his yo yo dieting. He can’t be as good as he was which was not good enough against the elite.

Posted September 29, 2012 7:12 am 


psy

this is excellent, really vivid writing. would have been somewhat out of place had it not been for a fairly astute assessment of ricky’s oppenent.
i hope to see more from this writer.

Posted September 29, 2012 6:59 am 


Daniel

Stupid iPhone, Ricky not rocky! Although rocky also made a successful comeback but he was in his late 50′s and mason Dixon had a broken hand.

Posted September 29, 2012 3:50 am 


flydog

That’s a very poetic piece of writing by the author! I’m of the opinion that Ricky is a sensible sort of fellow and that he will have given this comeback lots of time and thought. I also believe he’s doing it for the right reasons and I applaude him for it and wish him the best. However, LWW and WW are divisions stacked with good fighters, a couple of them among the very best we have ever seen so quite how far Ricky’s comeback can go is debatable. Either way, I enjoyed his career first time around and I look foward to enjoying some more of the Hitman a second time and if he applies a bit more brain than brawn then he could do well. Good luck champ!!

Posted September 29, 2012 3:49 am 


Daniel

Larrybthos would have been funny a few months ago but unless you missed the news, rocky is only about 13 pound above his fighting weight. He has never been do close to fighting weight 8 weeks before a fight. The guy is serious.

Posted September 29, 2012 3:48 am 


Larry B

Does anyone know if Ricky will be fighting at the Heavyweight level ?

Posted September 29, 2012 3:43 am 


TARK

hecdog says., “Ali, Tyson, Leonard, Duran all came back and were humiliated and beaten up badly” … So what? Vitali came back at 37 and won all his fights until he was 41—all of them Heavyweight Championship fights. Not all comebacks end badly. There’s always the risk of losing—but that’s what life is all about …. Winning isn’t the most important thing in God’s eyes. The most important things are fair play and honest effort.

Posted September 29, 2012 3:38 am 


TARK

If Hatton didn’t think he could be better than ever he wouldn’t be coming back.. Ricky is not doing this for money but for fullfillment, achievement, and to realize his full potential as a boxer.. Many people lack the courage to chase their dreams at all.. Some people chase them as hard as they can for as long as they can.

Posted September 29, 2012 3:20 am 


Killing Moon The Soothsayer

Senchenko in his first fight in 3 years ?

Hatton is crazy….should def do a tune-up….This could get ugly.

Posted September 29, 2012 3:14 am 


meh

Hatton is smashing guy but three years of coke, pies and pints dont work in pro boxing

Posted September 29, 2012 12:35 am 


Kick Your Ass

que

Posted September 29, 2012 12:15 am 


UK

Only joking,we get that show over here, brilliant.

Posted September 28, 2012 10:56 pm 


SANDMAN

My main concern is…what has Hatton been doing the past 3 years? He’s a notorious party animal and if he hasn’t been living the clean life it could come back to haunt him really quick. But I like the guy and hope he does well.

Posted September 28, 2012 9:47 pm 


Hidalgo

You know what? It takes a lot of vision, self-determination, courage, willpower, desire, discipline, and heart to make a comeback like Ricky Hatton is attempting to do. Just training to fight at the professional level is ball-busting work that most men would never even attempt. Ricky knows what it takes to be a champion and he knows what it takes to lose like a champion. No matter what happens on Nov. 24th Ricky will have come to fight. That’s all we can ask for.

Posted September 28, 2012 9:26 pm 


The Kingslayer

You know what good luck to Ricky, he’s only 33.

Posted September 28, 2012 9:04 pm 



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